Every year, devotees of Jesús Malverde gather in Culiacán to parade a bust of the Robin Hood–esque figure through town and honor him with gifts of cigarettes and whiskey.
Statistics from the Catholic Church in England and Wales reveal that the number of women entering convent life has hit a 25-year high. I talked to one aspiring nun in her 20s to find out why.
Nasser El-Ahmad has endured horrible abuse at the hands of his closest relatives, but today he's a gay rights organizer working to move on from his past.
The cult of Santa Muerte is growing in popularity among Canadians and Americans, despite its gruesome associations—or maybe because of them.
Studies have found that considering atheism leads many to thoughts of death—even when those people are atheists themselves.
Father Charlie Burrows is often the last man people speak to before they face a firing squad.
Fans of The Avengers aren't the only lovers of Thor. We looked into the current observations of Odinism and Asatru, religions that celebrate the Norse gods, to reveal their dark, white supremacist underbelly.
Niño Fidencio and his legendary healing abilities may not be officially recognized by the Catholic Church, but 40,000 people gather in a small Mexican village each year to celebrate the unofficial saint.
Post-Evangelicals—mostly millennials like me, who grew up in the church in the 80s and 90s—are rejecting harsh doctrines in lieu of feminism, liberalism, and new ways of practicing religion.
The satanic panic of the 80s and early 90s gave birth to a squad dedicated to hunting satanic crimes, and today the status of the unit remains shrouded in mystery.
As legalization takes hold, some Muslims and Christians are getting tripped up. But Jews may find pot and faith to be perfectly compatible.
My sobriety made me a social outcast until I realized I could just pretend to drink and no one would notice that I was faking it.
Comic series 'The Wicked + The Divine' features ancient gods reborn into modern-day England.
I visited Athens's Apollo street to find out what Orthodox clergymen are wearing this Holy Week.
I spent a few days with them to meet the seemingly regular people behind the hate.
We talked to one of Fred Phelps's granddaughters about why she quit the gay-hating Kansas church to join the rainbow-painted "Planting Peace" community that sits directly opposite WBC headquarters.
At one of the places I visited I the cashier called me by my first name, despite the fact that I had never met her in my entire life.
New Zealander Philip Blackwood is going to spend two and a half years behind bars because he posted a photo of the Buddha wearing headphones.
Thousands of animals were ritualistically killed outside the city of Birgunj in November.
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Which is tricky when the only clothes the Lord has offered them for the best part of 20 years are frumpy black tunics.
Turns out it's as good a place as any to cleanse your soul of evil spirits.
For a lot of American Muslims, conversations with their kids about the perils of interacting with police or security officers came up in the wake of 9/11—and have resurfaced after the murders in Chapel Hill.
Metalheads and rockers congregate here to worship Jesus Christ, who is reimagined on the church's pamphlets as riding a Harley.