Religion

Food for thought: the Hungry Ghost Festival of Singapore

Singapore's Hungry Ghost Festival is said to honour memories of the dead, but has this tradition run its course in today's modern society?

Questionable accusations over ‘woke’ climate change solutions empower white genocide conspiracies

Claims that climate change belief is part of a 'woke' religion feed into conspiracy theories around Malthusian depopulation schemes and white genocide

A visit to Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, the UK’s explicitly creationist tourist attraction

After decades of criticism for its creationist messages, how has Noah's Ark Zoo Farm changed? Sarah Hearne paid the zoo a visit, to find out.

The churches seeking vulnerable refugees for Alpha course conversions

Christian "church planting" groups aiming to convert refugees should honestly reflect on why they're explicitly seeking out the most vulnerable in society

Are young people turning to god in the pandemic? Don’t believe the prayer PR

The BBC reported on a growth of religiosity in young people... based on a flawed opinion poll from a Christian PR firm hired by "The Eternal Wall of Answered Prayers"

The mystery of the Gedriya: Unexplained lights over the Arabian Desert

When a mysterious light appeared over the Hadhramaut desert, Bedouins agreed it must be the Gedriya - said to grant wishes during Ramadan

When put to the test, the predictive powers of Indian astrology simply don’t hold up

The data collected in the famous double-blind test of Indian astrology in 2008 allows us to put the other basic astrological principles to the test

How religion trumped science in America’s coronavirus response

There's a lot of blame to be apportioned when it comes to America's Coronavirus response - and religion needs to take its share

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