Should Religion Stay Out of Politics? - The People Speak

In this episode of 'The People Speak,' VICE News traveled around the world to ask people about the role of church in state.


Catholics Are Going to Freak When We Find Aliens

What would happen to the world's religions if we made contact with alien life? I asked Dr. David A. Weintraub, an astronomer at Vanderbilt University who's been trying to get to the bottom of that question.


Young, Gay, and Muslim in the UK

Many gay British Muslims don't feel that they have to choose between their religion and their sexuality, but not a lot of them are fully "out."


Islamic State Documentary Style Video Says the 'Flames of War' Have Just Begun

With flame graphics, black and white footage, night vision, and archive US news footage, Flames of War chronicles the ongoing insurgency of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.


Hating Whitey Is Not All There Is to the Five Percent

The Five Percent are concerned with the divine power of the united black family.


Being a Muslim Sexologist Is a Tough Gig

Islam isn’t a belief system known for its liberal stance on sexuality. Lately, however, there have been signs that the Muslim world is becoming at least a teensy bit more open-minded when it comes to genitalia. I emailed a Muslim sexologist to find out...


Ramadan for the Unsure

Now it’s Ramadan, the month during which Muslims fast from dawn to sunset for 30 days and celebrate the revelation of the Qur’an. There are times when I can get into the mystery of god, yes. But I don’t always place stock in the idea that my Qur’an...


Sacrificing Virgins

Back in the day, if you wanted God to bless your crops and make them grow high to the heavens, you prayed for rain. If that didn't work, you built a temple or maybe slaughtered a goat. And if that didn't work, well, then you just hacked up the nearest...


Don't Bet on the Apocalypse

Remember those billboards during the summer of 2011 that boldly claimed the world was going to end on May 21 of that year? Those predictions were put together by a California-based Christian cult who is now destitute, because they spent all their money...


Jason Collins Shook a Few Bigots Out of the Homophobe Tree

Jason Collins made his big “I'm gay” announcement last week. Big news like this can't help but be met with a vocal minority of the religious-minded seeing this as a “test” from the man upstairs, and the only way they'll pass is by letting their...


Religiosity Is Killing in Mississippi

Fifty-eight percent of Mississippi's residents describe themselves as “very religious.” The state also lays claim to both the highest teen birthrate and the highest HIV rate in young adults. In this experience we call life, there are plenty of...


I Tripped with Allah and Wrote a Book About It

Ayahuasca drinkers report experiencing the divine in female form. They choose to interpret this in different ways, depending on their backgrounds. As a Muslim, I decided that I would drink with the intention of having a visionary encounter with Fatima...