(RNS) Worship of the gods in Scandinavia gave way to Christianity around 1,000 years ago but a modern version of Norse paganism has been gaining popularity in Iceland.
(RNS) The witch doctors reportedly fueled the killings by inducing local people to believe “magic potions” made from body parts brought good luck and wealth.
(RNS) Getting ordained online to officiate at a friend’s wedding? Sure. But what about being a high priestess who can banish spirits and lift curses?
ABU SNAN, Israel (RNS) Amid recent violence, a small, secretive religious sect finds itself on the front lines and questioning its future in Israel.
(RNS) The film is reportedly based on the book “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright.
KEANSBURG, N.J. (RNS) One of the officers allegedly told Justin Cooke that he wanted to search him for marijuana because of his dreadlocks.
LONDON (RNS) “There are very strong traditional beliefs and traditional funeral rites which require that the whole family touch the dead body, and they have a meal in the presence of the dead body,” renowned scientist Peter Piot said.
(RNS) The viral fundraiser has raised millions for research, but some say the money is going toward something that’s morally problematic.
(RNS) Thousands of Yazidis, followers of an ancient religion, have been killed or captured or fled to a remote mountain without food, water or shelter.