Can Religion Be Helpful for People With Chronic Pain?
A group of researchers asked this question of a group of patients in secularized Western Europe.
Feminism’s Hidden Spiritual Side
Sometimes the pursuit of gender equality requires a little witchcraft.
How to Summon Spirits
The Spiritualist, a newspaper published from 1869-1882, is filled with tales of supernatural phenomena and tips for communicating with the dead.
What Links Religion and Authoritarianism?
The connections between religiousness and authoritarianism, studied for decades, depend upon the kind of religious belief.
Drinking the Kool-Aid at Jonestown
Did you drink the Kool-Aid? The phrase has become such a part of the vocabulary that for many its origins have been obscured.
What Helps Gay Christians Feel Welcome at Church?
Gay Christians have special challenges when it comes to integrating an LGBT identity within a religious identity.
The US has created its own "civil religion," a complex body of ambiguous public assertions of faith that obscure the varied, private beliefs of the populace.
The Duggars: Sexual Abuse in the Christian Homeschooling Movement
Former homeschoolers are speaking out about sexual abuse by the Duggars and other leaders in the Christian homeschooling movement.
Medically Assisted Suicide, Christianity, and Confucius
The debate on medically assisted suicide often pits Christian and secular liberal values against each other.