People of faith around the world are turning to prayer during the Covid-19 pandemic. But why exactly do we pray? It turns out, prayer isn’t just about religion. And while the ways people pray vary widely, the basic human need to reach out to something outside of ourselves is universal.
Being with my own thoughts this closely, for this many days, can be excruciatingly uncomfortable.
A new law gives undocumented Hindus, Buddhists, Christian, and other religious minorities a pathway to citizenship, but excludes Muslims.
The Buddhist leader also rehashed past controversial comments about refugees in his latest BBC interview.
The 83-year-old Buddhist leader is recovering at a hospital in Dharmsala, India.
The president left out the religion the holiday is historically rooted in.
The rules ban religious groups from seeking converts, distributing texts, or livestreaming sermons online.
Beijing abbot Shi Xuecheng is a well-known religious leader in China.
Eleven members of the Wild Boars soccer team had their heads shaved and donned white robes as part of the process.
President Maithripala Sirisena imposed a state of emergency for seven days, aiming to stop the violence from spreading to other parts of the country.