(RNS) Some members of India’s ancient “hijra” community fear that the new, official third-gender classification will prevent them from practicing their traditions.
(RNS) As India grapples with gay rights, theologians and historians often disagree on whether homosexuality is compatible with Hinduism.
A year later, who was the big winner in the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the Hobby Lobby case? Beards. Yes, beards.
(RNS) Last in the polls, the Louisiana governor has one of the more intriguing religious backgrounds among all the contenders. Here are five faith facts about the newest Republican candidate.
(RNS) Taslima Nasrin, a Bangladeshi gynecologist, novelist and poet, made the move after death threats from al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent, which claimed credit for the killing of another Bangladeshi atheist last month.
(RNS) Was the finale of AMC’s “Mad Men” really a lesson of American religious history in disguise? Let us ‘splain.
(RNS) The Central African Republic is bad, Malaysia is getting worse, and ISIS fighters should face the International Criminal Court.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (RNS) A 7.8-magnitude earthquake shattered many of Nepal’s most famous religious sites but doesn’t seem to have shaken the faith of its people.
(RNS) In one minute, the April 25 earthquake in Nepal toppled, destroyed and damaged a millennium of religious history. This ‘Splainer looks at the damaged sites and their religious and historical significance.