Religion

Religion

When a Binding Contract With God Means Staying Silent on Sexual Abuse

Evangelical megachurches are leaning on a favourite tool of corporations to protect themselves from liability in the MeToo era.
Alex Norcia
6.13.19
Drugs

The Church Where It’s Legal to Use Ayahuasca

Owen James, founder of Ceu de Toronto, is expecting new members to flock to the church after it received an exemption from Health Canada to use the hallucinogenic drug.
Hilary Beaumont
5.17.19
Essays

What Ramadan Is Like When You Have an Eating Disorder

It’s easier to starve myself without arousing suspicion when everyone around me is fasting.
Hadeel Abdel-Nabi
5.13.19
News

Canada Grants More Religions Ability to Import Ayahuasca

A total of five religious groups now are allowed to use the hallucinogenic in their ceremonies.
Sarah Krichel
5.9.19
Weed

Jesus Would Have Been Cool with Weed, Says 'Christian Cannabis' Pastor

Craig Gross launched a new website to have a conversation with other evangelicals about using pot.
Alex Norcia
5.1.19
Culture

This Mexican Town Celebrates Its Namesake Saint with Exploding Hammers

Despite several attempts to ban the practice and the handful of injuries it regularly causes, the tradition has carried on for 300 years.
VICE Staff
5.1.19
Feature

When an Influential Pastor Becomes an #Influencer

A new Instagram account tracking the luxury clothes favored by celebrity pastors begs the question: What (and for whom) are they actually selling?
Allie Jones
4.25.19
Easter

Fireworks and Pipe Bombs: How Greek Towns Celebrate Easter

On the island of Chios, rival parishes launch makeshift rockets at each other, while on Andros, iron pipes filled with gunpowder blow up right next to the Easter procession.
Nafsika Mavromoustakou
4.19.19
Views My Own

Marianne Williamson Wants to Make Democrats the Party of Faith

For progressive, religious people like me, the 2020 candidate has a powerful message
Issac J. Bailey
4.17.19
VICE Votes

Election Season Is Boom Time for Indonesia's Exorcists

Legislative candidates spend a fortune on their campaigns. When the majority of them lose the race, their savings and their sanity, exorcists step in.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
4.15.19
News

Quebec Is Yet Again Trying To Ban Religious Symbols Worn by Public Workers

It’s the fourth time the province has tried to ban religious symbols, including hijabs, worn by government employees.
Rachel Browne
3.29.19
LGBTQ

We Talked to Muslims in the LGBTQ Community About Standing Up for Queer Youth

"Queer Muslim voices in this debate are the most important. We can’t continue to have conversations about marginalized groups without them leading those conversations."
Salma Haidrani
3.28.19
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