Combining elements of animism, ancestor worship and folk religion, shamanism remains popular on both sides of the border. But it's illegal in the North, and some who practice it have been executed.
Utah's tech sector is growing, but the industry says the state has a reputation problem that makes it hard to attract workers. So, it's lobbying state lawmakers to push socially inclusive legislation.
Some immigrant groups are closing the ethnic gap on COVID-19 shots. For many Kurdish Americans, their fears about vaccination are entangled with their experiences in refugee camps after fleeing Iraq.
Pope Francis decreed that all bishops and cardinals can be tried if suspected of criminal behavior. He also banned Vatican employees from accepting gifts amounting to more than 40 euros (about $48).
At least 45 people were killed and some 150 injured in a crush at the gathering of ultra-Orthodox Jews in northern Israel, where tens of thousands had convened.
The new rules are also aimed at shutting down the churches "envelope" culture — requiring a limit on the value of gifts that cardinals and managers can receive.
Sheikh Nuru Mohammed began to fight disinformation during Friday sermons — and turned his mosque into a vaccination center. It was the first of its kind in Britain and paved the way for dozens more.
In 2019 the PreachersNSneakers Instagram account started calling attention to famous preachers and their designer clothes. Ben Kirby, the no-longer anonymous person behind the account, has a new book.
On April 13, Muslims across the U.S. began the annual month of prayer, fasting and reflection. Many mosques and community centers have virtual events, but some are holding in-person prayers.
"These kinds of violent attacks are a threat to all of us," said community member Maninder Singh Walia. The gunman's motive in attacking a FedEx warehouse on Thursday night is still unknown.
In the civil suit, Liberty University accuses its former president of breach of contract and fiduciary duty as well as statutory conspiracy. Falwell called it "full of lies and half truths."
Hindu pilgrims are traveling to bathe in the Ganges River to wipe out their sins.
Biblical womanhood is a pervasive concept among evangelicals. A new book by historian Beth Allison Barr argues those ideas may be more secular than scriptural.
A former chapter leader at the Council on American-Islamic Relations was accused of domestic abuse. Since then, other women have come forward with allegations of bad behavior, while he disputes all.
The Trump administration and a Democratic activist fought to win millions in federal funds for anti-censorship software tied to Falun Gong. That saga is now at the center of a criminal investigation.