Faith-based hits like God's Not Dead and I Can Only Imagine aren't the surprise they used to be. But how will an industry fueled by a sense of neglect handle mainstream acceptance?
"My family thought I was possessed by demons, so they called a priest over to exorcise me."
“There is no sign of religious people saving us from climate change.”
The raids are the latest in a Chinese move against unregistered religious institutions.
Luckily, you don't have to travel 100s of miles to give it to him.
While urban Indians like me run our own home into the ground, the 50% foreign community of Auroville has turned barren land into a lush forest. For more on this story, watch Follow This on Netflix.
"Remember that you are butt dust..."
What started out as a religious niche has matured into a $250 billion industry designed by and for women of faith who love fashion. For more on modest fashion, watch BuzzFeed News’ Follow This series on Netflix.
All same-sex marriages conducted within the Uniting Church would remain legal, even if the church stopped performing them.
The Liberal Candidate For Wentworth Doesn't Think Religious Schools Should Be Allowed To Fire LGBT Teachers
"I'm fundamentally opposed to discrimination in schools, for pupils or for teachers, on the basis of sexual orientation, gender, or really anything else for that matter," Dave Sharma said.
Australian man Adam James Easton said voting would leave him feeling "morally corrupt". He won in court — but then he lost.
"Katie‘s not allowed to have a meal with me."
When news broke that my youth group’s founder was a serial sexual abuser, I left the church for good. Ten years later, the Catholic Church is in just as bad — if not worse —shape.
"If you want to read Shrek’s favourite verse in the Bible, just open up to Psalm-BODY ONCE TOLD ME."
"We are committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people while maintaining the seal."
When I left the Christian faith, my lifespan shrank from eternity to maybe 80 years. Now I’m hell-bent on retaining what I have for as long as I can.
The Utah woman told BuzzFeed News local church leaders denied her access to sacred buildings after she refused to cover up while feeding her infant daughter.
"Hasids are outsiders in New York, and so are sex workers. So, I think they maybe see us in a weird way as outlaws, like them."
An excerpt from R.O. Kwon's debut novel The Incendiaries.
The judge acted fairly when she ruled Moutia Elzahed couldn't give evidence with her face covered, an appeal court says.
The Mormon Church Is Making A Big Change After Women Said They Were Encouraged To Stay With Their Abusers
The guidelines issued to church leaders state for the first time that "members should never be encouraged to remain in a home or situation that is abusive or unsafe."
In The Wake Of Rob Porter Allegations, Mormon Women Say Church Leaders Encouraged Them To Stay With Their Abusers
Nearly two dozen women told BuzzFeed News they went to Mormon church leaders after suffering abuse at home and were counseled to remain in their relationships. Some were warned their eternal salvation could be jeopardized if they left their violent partners.
A decade ago, members of the FLDS — a fundamentalist sect of the Mormon church that practices polygamy — began leaving of their own volition. Today, they’re returning home to rewrite the dark narrative that’s formed around them.
Real people answering questions you've asked Google about the trans experience.
In an era of wellness retreats and digital detoxes, old Jewish rituals have found a new resonance, unattached — for better or worse — from the strictures of tradition.
Only the best kind of savage non-sanskaari behaviour to be expected from us.
When it comes to evil spirits, Brother Carlos doesn't mess around.
"The fire is on. The fire is on. The fire is burning you right now from head to toe!" Welcome to the latest installment of Shane and Ryan's unsolved ghosthunter mystery tour.
Riding their bikes together offers this group of Sikhs an all-American way to celebrate their faith, in a country where it often makes them targets.
The Big Bang Theory actor was dragged online after writing a New York Times op-ed that suggested women dress more modestly to avoid harassment from men.
“The reality is, speaking out as a woman can cost you your reputation, your job opportunities,” said one woman who criticized Nouman Ali Khan — and says it speaks to a bigger problem in the community.
"I've tried to take each Messiah's claims as seriously as possible and tried to see what the world looks like from that perspective."
Gurmeet Singh’s films blur the lines between reel and real by combining the lived experiences of the audience with clever propaganda.
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