Head of Russian Orthodox Church urges world leaders to stop Kiev from tampering with religion

The fate of millions of faithful and over 200 monasteries are in the hands of Ukraine’s president, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church said, urging the international community to stop Kiev from deepening the religious rift. “Recently, the interference of the leaders of the secular Ukrainian state in church affairs has grown into a […]

‘Nobody has done more for Christians & religion,’ Trump boasts, provoking Twitterstorm

President Donald Trump has called himself the greatest friend of religious communities in the history of the US, but the rousing braggadocio did not appear to convince Twitter, where many users reacted with outrage and sarcasm. “Nobody has done more for Christians or evangelicals or frankly religion than I have,” Trump told the Christian Broadcasting […]

Ars on your lunch break: Losing my drone religion

Enlarge / Chris Anderson (left) doing drone stuff. (credit: Chris Anderson & 3D Robotics / WikiMedia Commons) This week, we’re serializing another episode of the After On Podcast here on Ars. Our guest was the editor-in-chief of Wired magazine for twelve years—until he did something quite unusual for an editor and started a high-profile, venture-backed […]

CRYPTO INSIDER: Meet the first blockchain religion

Andreas Nieto Porras/Flickr Welcome to Crypto Insider, Business Insider’s roundup of all the bitcoin and cryptocurrency news you need to know today. Sign up here to get this email delivered direct to your inbox. No, this isn’t a joke. There is really a blockchain-based religion now. Here’s what you need to know about Matt Liston, his […]

In photos: Is this the world’s oldest and smallest religion?

Share this article One of the world’s smallest and most ancient faiths, the Israelite Samaritans remain mysterious to many. Our featured contributor Leon McCarron traveled to the Holy Land during Passover to spend time with this unique community. Jerusalem is often described as the holiest city in the world—after all, it’s held sacred by Jews, […]

Why did Ivanka Trump convert to Judaism? Donald’s daughter switched to this religion

Ivanka Trump is the oldest daughter of Donald Trump, 71, and Ivana Trump, 69. The mother-of-three was a fashion entrepreneur before she became an official advisor to her father. The blonde, who has also worked as a model, grew up in New York and was raised as a Presbyterian Christian. However, she converted to Orthodox […]

National Committee for Games Policy’s backstory: politics, religion, and ‘The Art of War 2’

Kenneth Tran wants you to believe that he is going to Washington, D.C. to solve gaming’s loot box problem. He is the director and founder of the National Committee for Games Policy, which announced its formation earlier this week with a press release that I reported on. At the time, I noted the sloppy language […]

What religion is Melania Trump? Is Donald Trump’s wife Christian?

Melania Trump, 47, is the wife of President of the United States Donald Trump, 71. The stunning former model is originally from Novo Mesto, Slovenia, and lived in the country until she was 18. She has an 11-year-old son Barron Trump with Donald, who she married in 2005. A far cry from her husband’s upbringing […]

Islam a ‘political doctrine,’ not just a religion – co-chair of Germany’s AfD party

Islam is not only a religion, but also a “political doctrine” seeking to penetrate all areas of society, said Alexander Gauland, the co-chair of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, adding that it is “incompatible” with democracy. “The growing Islamization of Germany poses an urgent challenge for its public and state order; cultural identity […]