Washington National Cathedral in D.C.
September 11th, 2017

In the wake of a national discussion about controversial monuments and statues, Washington National Cathedral in the nation’s capital has decided to remove two stained-glass windows depicting Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. Church leaders agreed that … Continue reading

A collection of banned books
September 8th, 2017

At the end of September, libraries and bookstores everywhere will be celebrating “Banned Books Week.” This got us thinking: why do people ban books (or, in extreme cases, burn them)? Literature is such a fundamental part of human life, and … Continue reading

Facebook icon towering over other major religions.
August 31st, 2017

Regardless of their religious beliefs, people are worshiping more and more – just not in the manner you might think. They don’t worship by going to church, praying to God, or reading a religious text. They do it by opening Facebook. Continue reading

Mugshots of Joshua and Deborah Green
August 30th, 2017

Leaders of a paramilitary religious group based in New Mexico have been arrested on a set of sinister criminal charges. The group, known as the “Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps”, allegedly sanctioned sexual abuse of minors living in the sect’s … Continue reading

Al Sharpton leads fellow ministers in a march for justice.
August 29th, 2017

Under the direction of Rev. Al Sharpton, more than 1,000 religious leaders rallied in Washington D.C. on Monday. Organizers called it the “One Thousand Ministers March for Justice”, and it was followed by a rally near the Martin Luther King … Continue reading

A map showing the cross paths of eclipses
August 21st, 2017

For the first time in 38 years, a total solar eclipse has just passed over the United States. This got us wondering: what is the significance of the eclipse? There are those who see the eclipse as strictly a scientific … Continue reading

The wives of former FLDS leader Warren Jeffs
July 31st, 2017

Ever fantasized about taking more than one wife? Although technically illegal, the practice of polygamy lives on in certain remote areas of the U.S. One of the most infamous (and ominous) of these places is a storied Mormon commune on … Continue reading

A megachurch service
July 31st, 2017

Pop icon Justin Bieber disappointed many fans when he canceled the remainder of his world tour recently. His reasons for doing so remain unclear, but rumors are swirling that Bieber has had a “spiritual awakening” of sorts and that he’s … Continue reading

Anti-abortion protesters in Kentucky display signs.
July 28th, 2017

Kentucky may soon become the first state in the country without a single abortion clinic. Nearly overnight, the city of Louisville, Kentucky has transformed into ground zero for the fight over abortion. Christian fundamentalists have descended upon the EMW Women’s … Continue reading

bigotry in religion
July 10th, 2017

A new study conducted by researchers in Belgium sought to find out how open-minded atheists and agnostics were compared their religious counterparts – and the results were surprising. There exists a common stereotype that people who are highly religious are … Continue reading