Alemayehu Wassie is fighting to protect church forests in his native Ethiopia, where they are hallowed grounds and sources of rich biodiversity.
Decades before Jim Jones forced mass “suicide” on his congregation, he was a small-town Indiana boy — with a penchant for preaching.
Marjorie Lafontant has found a safe space for LGBT folks in Haiti — the world of the occult.
In Ghana’s Paga Ponds, people and crocodiles coexist.
Turkey’s leader wants to change the country into a presidential system. And he’s got a certain president in mind.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is the only candidate to have once participated in an exorcism. Now make that twice.
Pope Francis has brought renewed hope for change to the Vatican, but will he be able to boost the role of women in the Catholic Church?
Prop 8 shattered the public’s perception of the Church and divided Mormons. Here’s how groups are fighting back.
Director Peter Kosminsky delves into the psychology of what makes someone join ISIS for “The State,” a two-night miniseries event on National Geographic.
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Grim accusations against self-styled religious leaders are coming to light.