An international college-linked evangelical group that pleaded guilty in 2020 to an embezzlement scheme involving the former owners of Newsweek magazine appears to have purchased the former Montgomery County School of Art campus from Temple University. “Nonprofit Religious Organization” Acquired Former Tyler School of Art Campus in Elkins Park forRead More →

During the 2020 campaign, President Donald Trump used religion to offensive his Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. During an August speech at an Ohio manufacturing plant, Trump suggested that Biden would harm religious interests. Linking religion to several conservative interests, the president claimed his opponent would “take awayRead More →

According to neuroscientists from Georgetown University. Experts report that individuals capable of subconsciously grasping complex patterns, known as implicit pattern learning, are likely to believe more firmly that there is a god responsible for events that occur in the universe. The study is the first of its kind to investigateRead More →

More than half of Americans say religious beliefs are a matter of personal opinion, not objective facts. And this is made clear by examining the varied and sometimes conflicting theological doctrines they hold. The biennial Nashville-based LifeWay Research State of Theology Study explores the religious and cultural beliefs of AmericanRead More →

The church which is part of the former monastery “Schwestern zum Guten Hirten” (Sisters of the Good Shepherd) in the Lindenthal district of Cologne, in western Germany, looks like a large protective tent. “It was supposed to be a kind of Noah’s ark, a refuge for what people called ‘fallenRead More →

Jews in this country have a lower opinion of President Trump’s moral and political behavior than members of other religions, although they show signs of ambivalence in his handling of “Jewish” issues. These are among the conclusions of an opinion poll published on March 12 by the Pew Research CenterRead More →

Singers Ivy and Tei have responded to false rumors circulating about their religious beliefs. South Korea is currently grappling with the outbreak of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), with a religious group known as Shincheonji playing a vital role in the outbreak in the Daegu area. As more and more confirmed casesRead More →

South Korea, the world’s 11th largest economy, has a troubling history with religious movements. Almost 30% of the population is Christian, but alongside traditional churches, marginal groups and charismatic leaders have thrived. Jo Mit-eum, an expert on these groups, said South Korea’s rapid economic growth has created an environment whereRead More →

Musician Taylor Swift has a long history of silence on political and religious topics. But with his new documentary, miss american coming to Netflix, and the hard times of the past few years, she started talking. Here’s what Swift has to say about religion and the political figures who useRead More →

Religion is the oldest form of control. From the implicit consequences of pre-colonial missionary efforts to the tangible control of the rhetoric shaped by the King James Bible, the ubiquity of religious institutions throughout history cannot be ignored. By placing themselves in positions of religious authority, individuals allow themselves toRead More →

Manila Metropolitan Cathedral and Basilica is one of the best-known Catholic churches in the Philippines. The main religion in the Philippines is Roman Catholic Christianity, followed by Islam and other types of Christianity. In the Philippines, all religions are protected by law and no religious belief has priority over another.Read More →

Kunozan Toshogu Shrine in Shizuoka, Japan. Shintoism is an indigenous religion unique to Japan. Most of those who practice Shinto worship in shrines and kami without belonging to any real organized Shinto organization. Folk or unorganized Shinto as no formal ritual for membership. Currently, there are about 100,000 Shinto shrinesRead More →

A Catholic Church in Greece. Greece is a religiously plural society that accommodates many religions. The Ministry of Education and Religion is responsible for licensing the various groups. Eastern Orthodox Christianity is the dominant religion which exerts a great influence on several aspects of society. There is increasing diversity asRead More →

One of many Roman Catholic cathedrals in Mexico. Mexico is located in the southern part of North America and is bordered by the United States, Guatemala, the Pacific Ocean, Belize, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico. Mexico is the third largest country in North America and the 13andRead More →

The Abuja National Mosque in the Nigerian capital is one of the most important centers of Islamic worship in the country. In the old days, Nigerians were free to trust whatever was most dear to their tribes and themselves. It was a confidence in nature and animism that projected itselfRead More →

Last week, the Pew Research Center published a study on religious hostilities around the world. They looked at which religions were oppressed by the government and where. (It won’t surprise you to learn that nations under Islamic rule are damn hostile to non-Muslims.) The study found that 52 governments rankRead More →

Dear Editor, Every Guyanese must share the concerns raised by Professor Kean Gibson (SN 12/5/19) about the scourge of corruption as it continues to ravage us. However, one cannot disagree enough with his bizarre claim that the PPP alleged that “tolerance for corruption is driven by religious beliefs.” As ifRead More →

It’s hard to imagine what 19th-century dandy painter Eugène Delacroix and action film paladin Mel Gibson might have in common. Yet both scandalized audiences with violent imagery, both were ostracized from their contemporary artistic institutions and both drew inspiration from Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich’s visions of the suffering and deathRead More →

Worshipers attending services at a Pentecostal church in Zimbabwe. Protestant Christianity In 1795, the London Missionary Society was founded to promote the spread of Protestantism in Africa and Asia. Missions were launched in Zimbabwe and it was the first time that the country was initiated into Protestantism. There is aRead More →

Many Americans identify with a particular religious group, but their actual “beliefs and behaviors” often “cross” denominations, according to new research. Those who study religious tendencies often divide people “into commonly understood categories,” whether Muslim, Jewish, Christian or something else. But a new report “takes the opposite approach”, identifying “consistentRead More →

A Catholic church in Cuba. Cuba has different religious groups reflecting the diversity of the country. Roman Catholic is the dominant religion having been introduced by the Spanish colonialists. After the revolution, the state sought to control religious activities, even prohibiting financial contributions from unrecognized organizations. The country has alsoRead More →

A statue of Martin Luther, one of the most important figures of the Protestant Reformation, in the town of Worms, Germany. Germany was once part of the Holy Roman Empire and therefore a Catholic stronghold, although in the centuries to come it would be at the center of the ProtestantRead More →

Convento de San Francisco, a historic colonial-era Roman Catholic monastery in Lima, Peru. Peru, a country in South America, is officially known as the Republic of Peru. Ecuador and Colombia border it to the north, Brazil to the east, Bolivia to the southeast, Chile to the south, and the PacificRead More →

Saint Paul’s Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church in the town of Victoria on the island of Mahé, Seychelles. Seychelles Seychelles is an African island country located in the Indian Ocean with a population of approximately 93,000. This nation has no known native populations. Instead, a long history involving Arab traders,Read More →

As life becomes more inclusive and many people reject traditional beliefs of associating with others of the same race or creed, Canadians find themselves in interfaith relationships more often. According to 2011 National Household Survey, 4.6% of all common-law and married couples were in mixed unions (including interfaith and interracialRead More →

Boys aged 9 to 10 from the waYao tribe participating in circumcision and initiation rites. Malawi, officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeastern Africa bordered by Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique. The people of Malawi are mainly Bantus divided into several ethnic groups with different religious beliefs.Read More →

The Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is located in the eastern part of the Bengal region in South Asia. It was separated from India and then Pakistan after the Indian subcontinent gained independence from Britain. The nation is only behind Indonesia, Pakistan and India in the world’s MuslimRead More →

Great Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. Japan_mark3 / Shutterstock.com. Burkina Faso is a country in West Africa covering an area of ​​105,900 square kilometers with a general population of 17.3 million. A landlocked country, it is surrounded by six countries, Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. It wasRead More →

Cathedral of Cotonou, Benin. Editorial credit: Cora Unk Photo / Shutterstock.com. The Republic of Benin is a West African country bordered by Niger, Burkina Faso, Togo and Nigeria. The population of Benin is approximately 10.8 million, their official dialect being French. Culturally diverse, the people of Benin follow a diverseRead More →

Facade of the church along the Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Religion in Hungary is predominantly Christian. Historically, the formation of Hungary was based on Christianity as it was declared the state religion by King St. Stephen. Over the past millennium, the percentage of Christians has fallen from almost the entireRead More →

A church in Corrientes, Argentina. Argentina is known to much of the outside world for its widespread Roman Catholicism. However, in daily practice, the country is quite secular and the constitution guarantees freedom of religion. Citizens show a strong individualization and deinstitutionalization of religious beliefs. A 2014 study showed thatRead More →

Al-Mogran Mosque in Khartoum, Sudan. Sudan is a predominantly Muslim country. It is considered relatively tolerant of different religious factions, although atheism is not tolerated. The specific population of atheists in the country is unknown since the belief attracts capital punishment. Islam is the religion of Sudanese and the majorityRead More →

The Great Mosque of Conakry in Guinea, one of the largest mosques in West Africa. Guinea has a population of just over 10 million with 24 ethnic groups. There is freedom of religion in Guinea although Islam is the dominant religion demographically, socially and culturally. Over 85% of Guinea’s populationRead More →

Christians in a local church in South Sudan. Religion is an important social and economic aspect in South Sudan. Socially, religion is seen as a unifying factor in a country ravaged by decades of civil war. Religion has been used to bridge ethnic differences in the country, which is oneRead More →

The Bibi-Heybat Mosque in Baku, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan is a secular country which constitutionally allows freedom of religion to its citizens. Azerbaijan has separated state affairs from religious activities, declaring that no faith is a state religion. Therefore, all religious beliefs in the country are equal before the law. Its educationalRead More →