Church

Culture

Nipsey Hussle's Memorial Was a Celebration of African Spirituality

During the memorial service for Eritrean-American rapper Nipsey Hussle, his mother Angelique Smith emphasized how her spirituality helps her deal with grief.
Meagan Jordan
4.12.19
Reel Women

The 'Amazing Grace' of Aretha Franklin

After being buried for over 40 years, footage of Aretha Franklin’s iconic church performance, which would become one of the highest-selling gospel albums in history, finally comes to light.
Kristen Yoonsoo Kim
4.5.19
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Man Charged With Attempted Murder in Antarctica Was Detained in This Church for 10 Days

Motherboard has learned that after Sergei Savitsky stabbed a worker at a Russian Antarctic research station, he was detained in an Orthodox church for 10 days before returning to Russia.
Caroline Haskins
10.26.18
true crime

Why Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Is So Hard to Stop

The latest horrific report came from Pennsylvania, but it won't be the last one, thanks in part to an insane lobby standing in the way.
Allie Conti
8.16.18
Sports

Inside the 'Church' Devoted to Argentina’s Favorite Soccer Player

Diego Armando Maradona is one of the best soccer players of all time. And for many fans, he’s a god.
Rodrigo Márquez Tizano
8.7.18
News

Sweet Baby Jesus Detained by US in Church’s Protest

Happy Fourth of July!
Allison Tierney
7.4.18
Church

Terrible Tales of a Lizard-Smoking, Blood-Drinking Satanic Cult

In a town with a reputation for religiousness, a group of Satan worshippers are among the faithful.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
6.11.18
Sex

Christian Swingers Explain How They Balance God and Lots of Kinky Sex

"People have the right to judge, but that’s them, that’s not God."
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
5.30.18
Broadly

Becoming a Believer at Beyoncé Mass

At Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Beyoncé Mass includes everything from a choir's rendition of "Survivor" to sermons inspired by Queen Bey's lyrics.
Broadly Staff
5.17.18
Fame-ish

This Joel Osteen Impersonator Conned His Way into a Massive Church Event

VICE went to LA to meet Michael Klimkowski, a struggling comedian who made headlines with his spot-on impersonation of the televangelist.
VICE Staff
4.10.18
Religion

People Like Billy Graham Are Why I Quit Christianity

I grew up in awe of Graham, just like every other Southerner I knew. But I no longer believe in elevating the feelings of white people bothered more by protest than injustice.
Issac J. Bailey
3.2.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Vatican Needs Way More Exorcists to Deal with All the Reports of Demons

So the church is launching a weeklong intensive course to train priests in the art.
River Donaghey
2.26.18
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