From religious festivals to ceremonies honoring the change of seasons, as well as secular events that take place in many different countries, Stacker has gathered information from various sources to compile a diverse list of fall and winter holidays celebrated all over the world.
College can be a time to interact with people with different worldviews, but meaningful exchanges often require intent.
Buddhists believe that bodhisattvas reside in heavenly realms but can also appear on Earth disguised as humans, animals or other types of beings.
Many religions value forgiveness, but the details of their teachings differ. A psychologist of religion explains how Christian and Jewish attitudes compare.
Best Universities compiled a list of 10 gorgeous college libraries from across the country that may make students want to study.
In honor of World Space Week, Stacker has compiled a list of key astronomy and astrophysics terms that are out of this world!
Starting Sunday at sundown there are days full of prayer, reflection, and celebration.
Stacker compiled a list of 15 global Jewish holiday recipes and their histories from Allrecipes.com, news reports, Jewish historical sites, and Jewish recipe developers.
Jehovah's Witnesses have restarted their door-to-door ministry after more than two and a half years on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The attack on Salman Rushdie promptly led to speculation on whether the attacker had been influenced by the 1989 fatwa against the author. A scholar explains what a fatwa is — and isn’t.
When "The Satanic Verses” was published, it almost immediately set off angry demonstrations. What was — and still is — behind this outrage?
A Mormon church "help line" was created to report and stop sexual abuse. Instead, the system may bury accusations against some members, allowing abuse to persist.
MJ was a tiny, black-haired girl, just five years old, when her father admitted to his bishop that he was sexually abusing her and recording the assaults on video. The father worked for the U.S. Border Patrol and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was in coun…
Buddhist monks in Nepal have banned TikTok video creators from using sacred sites as a stage for their videos. The monks introduced the ban due to the content creators being too loud at places of pilgrimage.
As late as 1970, only about 5% of Americans chose to be cremated. In 2020, more than 56% Americans opted for it.
The fundamental issue at stake in abortion debates is personhood, which is viewed differently around the world, an anthropologist writes.
Crystals are part of a larger tradition of metaphysical religions that have a long history in the U.S.
See the status of abortion laws and review related data as the U.S. Supreme Court considers overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.
Meditation is an ancient religious practice, dating back thousands of years as a religious tradition in faiths like Hinduism and Buddhism. And while Western health and wellness traditions have promoted meditation for decades, business is booming the last few years, especially for meditation apps.
A folklorist explains the prehistoric origins of the mythical Easter Bunny and why this longstanding cultural symbol keeps returning each spring.
The churches’ struggles to respond to the plague and constant warfare in the 14th and 15th centuries helped shape the kinds of Christianity in the world today.
Originally a spring harvest festival, Baisakhi acquired religious significance after the 10th Sikh guru created the Khalsa, a distinctive Sikh identity, in 1699.. In 2022, Baisakhi falls on April 14.
Sikhs all over the world celebrate the festival of Baisakhi, a holiday with a special religious significance, observed each year on April 13 or 14. In 2022, Baisakhi falls on April 14.
It's Ramadan, the holiest month of the Muslim calendar. Here's a guide for non-Muslims.
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan — when the faithful fast from dawn to dusk — began at sunrise Saturday.
Afghans are facing a devastating economic collapse and food shortages ahead of the holy month of Ramadan. 30-year-old Laila, a displaced person from the Ghorak district of Kandahar province, lives in a makeshift camp in the outskirts of Kandahar city with her two sons and her brother-in-law'…
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put a spotlight on the views of the Russian Orthodox Church. A scholar of Russian religion explains the structure and history of Orthodox Christianity.
Women’s contributions to global Christianity are immense, but scholars’ understanding is hampered by limited data.