by Doxa In the 10th century Prince Vladimir I, converted by missionaries from Byzantium, adopted Christianity as the official religion for Russia, and for nearly 1,000 years thereafter the Russian Orthodoxy is the most widely professed faith. Other Christian denominations are much smaller and include the Old Believers, who separated […]Read More
Are religious people happier, healthier? Our new global study explores this question
by Joey Marshall Studies have often credited religion with making people healthier, happier and more engaged in their communities. But are religiously active people better off than those who are religiously inactive or those with no religious affiliation? The short answer is that there is some evidence that religious participation […]Read More
The Papacy Of St. John Paul II (1978-2005)
by Jesus Christ Savior | Pope John Paul II was truly the moral and spiritual leader of the entire world, as one can appreciate by the worldwide outpouring of love on his death April 2, 2005. John Paul II will be remembered for his emphasis on Christ and man, that […]Read More
What’s the Difference Between Shia and Sunni Islam?
by Huda | Sunnism is the largest and most orthodox branch of Islam. The word Sunn, in Arabic, comes from a word meaning “one who follows the traditions of the Prophet.” Shia Muslims believe that following the Prophet Muhammad’s death, leadership should have passed directly to his cousin and son-in-law, Ali bin Abu […]Read More
What is Shia Islam?
by Got Questions | Shia Islam holds core doctrines identical to those of Sunni Islam concerning the Qur’an, the nature of Allah, and the role of Muhammad. Shia differs in a few notable points (Video: Minute Faith ~ Shi’a Islam). Shia Islam is the second-largest denomination of Islam worldwide; it […]Read More
What is Sunni Islam?
by Got Questions | Sunni Islam is by far the most common form of Islamic religion, with Shia Islam a distant second and smaller sects a relatively tiny fraction (Video: Minute Faith – Sunni Islam). Sunni Islam is the most prevalent denomination of Muslims worldwide. Islam, like other major religions, […]Read More
The Early Middle East: Muhammad and the Faith of Islam
by the Independence Hall Association in Philadelphia | In 629, MuhammadRead More
The Mosque Attack in New Zealand and Its Consequences
by William Kilpatrick | The attack on the mosques in New Zealand took place on March 14 and received intensiveRead More
A Remarkable History of Christian Self-Understanding
by Gil Bailie | French historian Antoine Arjakovsky has written a penetrating exploration of the struggle to keep orRead More
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The Lost Tribes of Israel: Lost No More
In search of the lost tribes of Israel by Rabbi Jonathan Bernis It reads like a modern-day suspense movie screenplay. A mysterious tribe in a remote corner of the world makes an astonishing claim about its members' historic identity. Ostracized by their neighbors, these lowly outcasts stubbornly insist they're descended […]Read More