Bill Maher’s sweeping generalizations abut Islam aren't the first time someone publicly stereotyped an entire religion. Why do we do it?
Five months after the abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria, the prospects for their safe return seem more remote than ever. Here's why. Continue reading →
Is karma responsible for the misfortunes of the famous and infamous? Many people think so -- here's a closer look. Continue reading →
People in a number of religious faiths practice fasting at points throughout the year, and people find secular reasons to curb their food intake too. Besides the hunger a fasting person feels, what's going on inside the body when the food stops?
A Romanian priest jailed for seven years for killing a woman during an exorcism has been released.
While some are eager to move into supposedly haunted houses, many aren't so sure.
In the news has been the Supreme Court's ruling that, as regards closely held corporations, the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. What does it all mean? Trace looks at the case.
The terms "Sunni" and "Shiite" get tossed around often in the news coverage of Middle East violence. What's the story behind the two groups, and why are they at odds?
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