As the omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads in the United States, heightening tensions around vaccination mandates and religious exemption claims, the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) have published their Wave 3 of their investigation on religion and vaccines December 6. New survey finds onlyRead 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Catholic Church in Rwanda. The country of Rwanda is a small landlocked country located in East Africa. The country is known for its rainforests, national parks and endangered animal species. Unfortunately, it is also known for its violent and turbulent recent past with the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. This article mentionsRead More →

A mosque in Abéché, Chad Chad has a number of widely and freely practiced religions in the country. The constitution grants religious freedom which has allowed various religious groups. Islam and Christianity are the major denominations with millions of adherents. However, several senior government officials tie themselves to the IslamicRead More →

St. Joseph’s Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Tanzania is an East African country with an estimated population of 51.8 million. The country has two major religious groups, namely Christians and Muslims. Christianity is the predominant religion, with more than half of Tanzania’s population identifying asRead More →

Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast. Christians slightly outnumber Muslims in contemporary multi-ethnic and multi-religious Ivorian society. Côte d’Ivoire is a secular state and the country’s constitution provides for freedom of religion. Religious identity in Côte d’Ivoire transcends political and ethnic contexts. While tensions and clashesRead More →

Mengjia Longshan Temple is a Chinese folk religion temple in Taiwan. About 81% of Taiwan’s population is affiliated with some religious organization. Religion in Taiwan is diverse and includes aspects of traditional Chinese culture. Taiwan’s constitution allows freedom of worship. Religious beliefs and practices have evolved over time due toRead More →

Church in Angola. The Constitution of Angola guarantees religious freedom to its inhabitants. Currently, there are 85 recognized religions or denominations of the same religion. Religious groups with fewer than 100,000 followers have not been banned from practicing their religion but do not enjoy the same legal protections as recognizedRead More →

A church located in the Dominican Republic. Roman Catholic Christianity is the most followed religious group in the country. The Church has contributed enormously to the socio-economic development of the Dominican Republic through the projects it initiated especially before the country obtained its independence. Among the projects initiated by theRead More →

Evangelicals are the only religious group in the United States that hasn’t gained a better reputation in recent years. And Americans have become less likely to know an Evangelical, more so than any other religious tradition. While sentiments toward evangelicals have remained stable (even among Democrats), Americans have given warmerRead More →

All over the world, Christians are persecuted because of their faith. The European Parliament has brought much-needed recognition to victims of persecution and must follow up with concrete tools to protect religious groups around the world, writes Adina Portaru. Adina Portaru is legal counsel in Brussels for ADF International, aRead More →

Harry Potter fans know that Hogwarts is a diverse place, but have you ever wondered if it’s religiously diverse? JK Rowling confirmed this week that this is indeed the case, but that at least one religious group has been excluded. Some readers, however, might be surprised to know which beliefRead More →