"It is nice to have a holiday to lift our spirits and bring us a bit of joy, reminding us that the trees will again leaf out and spring will come."
"Baha'is pay tribute to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who dedicated his life to non-violence and peaceful ways to bring about equality and justice."
An amazing thing happened last Monday evening.
"For many adults, the spiritual and physical connotations of death are often brushed to the side as we go on with our careers, families, friends and hobbies."
"While the birth may have occurred in a stable, knowledge of it spread to various places in the world. That’s what we really celebrate this Christmas."
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.
"Hanukkah, like most Jewish holidays, jumps around the calendar each year, because the Jewish holidays are scheduled on a Lunar calendar, instead of the secular, 'Gregorian' calendar."
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.
"Ever since ancient times, the teachings of all the great prophets refer to light, love and illumination as a source of goodness, hope, meaning, wisdom and joy."
"I wholeheartedly believe that Islam presents us with a comprehensive code of life, especially for how to handle and combat this climate crisis."
As recorded in the Bible, Adam and Eve were placed in the Garden of Eden and told that they could eat the fruit of every tree except the tree of knowledge of good and evil. However, after the temptation by Lucifer (the serpent), they went ahead and ate the fruit of that tree.
"It seemed like a good idea. 'Let’s take the kids to the Grand Canyon.' I don’t know what we were thinking."
College can be a time to interact with people with different worldviews, but meaningful exchanges often require intent.
"He was born at a time when there was great worldwide messianic expectation, where earnest believers from many religions were examining their scriptures and seeking."
Buddhists believe that bodhisattvas reside in heavenly realms but can also appear on Earth disguised as humans, animals or other types of beings.
"Death is more certain than taxes, as certain as anything in our lives. Only fools avoid thinking about the fact that life on this earth must end for us all."
Many religions value forgiveness, but the details of their teachings differ. A psychologist of religion explains how Christian and Jewish attitudes compare.
I spend most of the year waiting for summer and then measuring the season by the cornfields.
Best Universities compiled a list of 10 gorgeous college libraries from across the country that may make students want to study.
"Words are such powerful tools that can bring nations down, build empires or bring a dramatic change, either constructive or destructive, in a person's life."
"Bad is a perversion of good or the pursuit of something that is good but is obtained in the wrong way or to the wrong extent."
"We are free, not to live a life of self-indulgence, but to serve others. There can be no greater calling!"
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.
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, will start in late September this year. These are considered some of the most important Holy Days.
The Baha’i community has no clergy and organizes its affairs through democratically elected assemblies at local, national and international levels.
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?