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A folklorist explains the prehistoric origins of the mythical Easter Bunny and why this longstanding cultural symbol keeps returning each spring.
The churches’ struggles to respond to the plague and constant warfare in the 14th and 15th centuries helped shape the kinds of Christianity in the world today.
Originally a spring harvest festival, Baisakhi acquired religious significance after the 10th Sikh guru created the Khalsa, a distinctive Sikh identity, in 1699.. In 2022, Baisakhi falls on April 14.
Sikhs all over the world celebrate the festival of Baisakhi, a holiday with a special religious significance, observed each year on April 13 or 14. In 2022, Baisakhi falls on April 14.
With Easter and Passover coming up fast, this week's recipe roundup is all about traditional — and not so traditional — holiday dishes.
It's Ramadan, the holiest month of the Muslim calendar. Here's a guide for non-Muslims.
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan — when the faithful fast from dawn to dusk — began at sunrise Saturday.
Afghans are facing a devastating economic collapse and food shortages ahead of the holy month of Ramadan. 30-year-old Laila, a displaced person from the Ghorak district of Kandahar province, lives in a makeshift camp in the outskirts of Kandahar city with her two sons and her brother-in-law'…
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put a spotlight on the views of the Russian Orthodox Church. A scholar of Russian religion explains the structure and history of Orthodox Christianity.
The Irish government recently declared a national holiday for St. Brigid. A medieval historian explains her fascinating life and history.
With mantras, a mysterious founder and promises of societal salvation, there are echoes of religious traditions in the cryptocurrency.
A scholar of Christian spirituality argues that prayers are meant to bring together a faith community — something apps aren’t likely to achieve.
Here's a look back at several decades of balloons, marching bands and more at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
So-called Spiritualists split off from Martin Luther’s Reformation 500 years ago, but some of their ideas carry on.
Christmas isn’t the only holiday celebrated during the winter season. There are a plethora of others, some of which have festivities that exceed even the most ostentatious Christmas celebration.
More houses of worship are offering mental health programs, especially African American congregations.
At its peak over the last year and a half, more than 40% of adults reported anxiety or depression symptoms—four times the pre-pandemic rate.
The Satanic Temple, a nontheistic group, is invoking the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to challenge Texas’ new anti-abortion law.
The Moon Festival, rooted in China’s long history and rich cultural traditions, is celebrated on Sept. 21 this year. In China, though, the festival is a three-day public holiday.
The subject of a new biopic, Tammy Faye was a televangelist icon. But she also represented another side of the evangelical coin — one that was big-hearted, vulnerable and accepting.
Here are answers to 10 of the most pressing questions many people have about cryptocurrencies.
Women have long complained they have second-class status in the Church, despite doing the lion's share of its work teaching in schools, running hospitals and passing the faith onto future generations.
Interest in Wicca and witchcraft appears to be increasing, but what exactly is Wicca in the first place?
As the Jewish community prepares to celebrate the High Holy Days, a scholar of the Bible explains their history and why they might offer consolation in times of uncertainty.
There are five pillars – or basic tenets – of Islamic faith. Each of these pillars is an important part of being Muslim.
It's the biggest curb to the constitutional right to an abortion in decades, and Republicans in other states are considering similar measures. Here's what to know.