World Religions

A banner showing St. John Paul II hangs from a lamp pole in Krakow, Poland, as Pope Francis arrives to attend World Youth Day in 2016. Surveys show that Poland leads Europe, and the United States, in religious commitment. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Stephen Bullivant July 13, 2018
U.S. religious belief has been more resilient than in other modernized, affluent countries. Still, weekly churchgoing pales compared with Poland.
The New Age spiritual guru Adi Da in 1986 (Wikipedia)
Ashley McKinless June 29, 2018
In “Dear Franklin Jones,” Jonathan Hirsch sets out to answer some questions about his family.
The Washington-based Pew Research Center issued a report on religious freedom around the world last week that found that Europe registered the sharpest increase in “social hostilities concerning religion” in 2016, the last year for which it has full statistics.
Matthew Petti January 26, 2018
The language spoken by Jesus and kept alive by Syriac Christians finds an unlikely haven in Paramus, New Jersey.
Ruben Habito November 29, 2017
Buddhism now forms a part of the cultural and spiritual landscape of many Western societies.
Ian Johnson September 18, 2017
Even if relations improve with the government, the Catholic Church in China needs evangelization efforts to grow beyond a devout but tiny membership.