Religion

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
4.28.19
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
4.20.19
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
Culture

5 Muslim Women Artists Whose Powerful Work You Should Know

Follow them. Support them. Give them your money.
Leila Ettachfini
3.28.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

'We Have So Few Priests:' Young Catholics Are Afraid for the Future of the Church

The Catholic Church’s summit on protecting children was supposed to be a significant event.
Hind Hassan
Sean Stephens
3.5.19
mental health

What Happens to Your Brain When You Stop Believing in God

It's like going off a drug.
Caroline Beaton
3.4.19
Religion

Exploring the Legacy of 'The Satanic Verses' 30 Years On

We spoke to journalist Mobeen Azhar about his new VICE Studios documentary for BBC Two.
Salma Haidrani
2.27.19
Religion

Why Indian Women Are Fighting to Pray Inside Their Own Temples

In India, women are banned from entering Hindu temples if they are on their period. But increasing numbers are protesting to demand the right to worship, pray, and menstruate inside religious institutions.
Mari Shibata
2.11.19
Religion

This Guy Claims to Be the Reincarnation of L. Ron Hubbard

The 31-year-old has legally changed his name to Lafayette Ron Hubbard, but the official Church of Scientology isn't buying his story.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
2.9.19
Memes

Matthew Lillard Talks About the Most Powerful Being in Existence: Shaggy

"I have no comment about his origins because obviously that would literally blow your mind, and I don't want to hurt you because you seem like a nice guy."
Justin Caffier
2.7.19
Religion

The Catholic Church Has No Idea How to Win Over Young People

The Vatican's spiffy "Click to Pray" app isn't going to save it.
Alex Norcia
1.26.19
Travel

I Went to an Islamic Exorcism in the Back of a Glaswegian Nail Salon

Turns out it's as good a place as any to cleanse your soul of evil spirits.
Nick Chester
1.15.19
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