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Countries like Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos were just a few of the countries in Southeast Asia that fared better than average in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Could their large Buddhist populations play a part?

Category: Buddhism

The Universal Life Church makes obtaining a wedding officiant certificate to perform weddings a breeze! From getting ordained to performing the actual wedding, the ULC's here to help you at every step along the way.

Category: Online Ordination

In parts of southern Pakistan, Hindus are feeling pressure to convert to Islam, and there is some debate as to whether the conversions were forced, voluntary, or somewhere in between.

Category: Politics Religion Political and Religious Controversy

A new Hindu temple in India has been igniting controversy that has rippled overseas and reached areas as far as New York City. How can a temple in India be so controversial? Read on to find out.

Category: Religion

As requirements for face masks become mandatory, then optional, then mandatory again, some wonder about the purpose and effectiveness of anti-burqa laws.

Category: Politics Religion

The Hagia Sophia, an historic Mosque, has reopened for religious use. Is this a good move, or will the religious structure being used for worship once again be a cause of controversy?

Category: Islam Religion

A Nevada church attempts to fight for religious gatherings in the Supreme Court; if they succeed will this cause a spike in COVID deaths among Nevada churchgoers?

Category: Politics Religion

In the Muslim religion, one of the most important things a person can do in his or her lifetime is to participate in the hajj, a massive pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia that generally draws millions of people each ye ...

Category: Islam Religion

Over the past several weeks, tensions have been heated in the United States over issues of diversity, inclusivity, and cross-cultural respect. While a lot of focus has understandably been centered around the Black Lives ...

Category: Religion

The Supreme Court has recently taken a stand on employment laws and how they apply to religious schools. Its decision will better allow religious schools and similar organizations to pick and choose who they hire and who ...

Category: Politics Religion