Fasting across religions is practiced for a wide range of reasons that include spiritual purification and self-discipline. Here is a quick look at fasting as an act of faith.
A “stable share” of Americans has participated in religious services in some way — virtually or in person — during the coronavirus pandemic, but in-person attendance is slightly lower than it was before the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a new study.
Ramadan is one the holiest months in the Islamic calendar and is marked by a period of fasting, prayer, reflection and community.
Pope Francis recently marked the 10th anniversary of his election as pope. During that decade, several historic occasions, as well as several unplanned events, helped define the contours and priorities of history's first Latin American pontiff. Visits with refugees in Italy and Greece, trips…
Facing a shrinking pool of priests, declining Mass attendance and population shifts from rural to urban areas, the Archdiocese of Omaha plans to group its parishes into families.
Millions of Indians on Wednesday celebrated the Holi festival, dancing to the beat of drums, smearing each other with green, yellow and red colors and exchanging sweets in homes, parks and streets.
Millions of people in India and around the world celebrating Holi this week.
If Easter is associated with celebration and triumphal joy for Christians, Lent is more a season of soul-searching and spiritual discipline. Here are some articles exploring the history and significance of Ash Wednesday and Lent.
Here are 60 spectacular images from the streets of Rio as Carnival makes its full, post-pandemic return in Brazil.
Among sermon writers, there is fascination — and unease — over the abilities of artificial-intelligence chatbots. For now, the consensus is this: Yes, they can write a competent sermon. But no, they can’t replicate the passion of actual preaching.
The technology has panicked educators and prompted school districts to block students' access to the site.
Faith leaders like Rabbi Joshua Franklin of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in New York have begun to test the capabilities of ChatGPT and other AI chatbots for writing sermons. Many have found that it can in fact write a passably competent sermon, but cannot replicate the passion of actua…
The unveiling of ChatGPT has panicked educators around the country who fear students will use the artificial intelligence powered chatbot it to write their essays and cheat on homework. But some teachers are embracing it, saying it is quickly becoming a tool their students will need in the f…
The unveiling of ChatGPT has panicked educators around the country who fear students will use the artificial intelligence powered chatbot it to write their essays and cheat on homework. But some teachers are embracing it. They say it's becoming a tool their students will need in the future.
The AI revolution is here. For this video, we’re doing a deep dive into the chatbot taking the world by storm. ChatGPT a state-of-the-art language model developed by OpenAI that allows users to generate human-like text responses and perform various language tasks. In fact, it wrote that sent…
Growing numbers of people are flocking to churches in the U.S. that center their practice around giving parishioners a psychedelic brew known as ayahuasca.
Pope Francis has criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as "unjust," and said God loves all his children, just as they are. "Being homosexual isn't a crime," Francis said during an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press. Francis acknowledged that Catholic bishops in some parts o…
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Here's a collection of photos from the funeral of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI as tens of thousands of faithful gathered bid farewell.
In honor of Hanukkah beginning Dec. 18, 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.
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.
Stacker assessed the current state of AI, from predictive models to learning algorithms, and identified the capabilities and limitations of automation in various settings.
Standing in at 42.7 meters tall, this gigantic version of the Hindu god of war can be found at the entrance of the Batu Caves in Malaysia. Can you guess how much gold and steel it took to build this gigantic deity?
Evangelical college students say they often feel misunderstood. What helps boost understanding between students of all faiths?
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.