Lincoln churches, mosques and synagogue are home to amazing art and architecture. Click through our collection of photos for a peek at the beautiful details.
Bishop James Conley and Bishop Emeritus Fabian Bruskewitz both knew Joseph Ratzinger before he became Pope Benedict XVI.
Since 1983, the Journal Star has asked local human services agencies to share stories of real people with real needs as part of its Thanks for Giving project — and readers have stepped up every year.
During the pandemic, the Rev. Allan Phan of Sacred Heart Church in Crete began speaking to his parishioners through his "Devotions with Daisy" blog on Facebook.
College can be a time to interact with people with different worldviews, but meaningful exchanges often require intent.
"The last thing his mom said to him when he left Cuba was 'Take care of your little brother.'" Within 30 minutes of arriving in Miami, the two were separated.
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.
When Debra McKnight showed up to a Planned Parenthood rally last October wearing a pastor collar, people thought she was wearing a Halloween costume. She wasn't.
Paul Margand served Lincoln from 1985 to 1997; Jean-Pierre Pilon from 2002-2004.
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.
Some are criticizing the Archdiocese of Omaha's new gender-identity policies for Catholic schools as closed-minded. Others see the policy, intended to comply with church teachings, as a no-brainer.
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.
After years of planning, St. Mary's Catholic Church will begin a multimillion dollar restoration project this month.
A Mormon church "help line" was created to report and stop sexual abuse. Instead, the system may bury accusations against some members, allowing abuse to persist.
Buddhist monks in Nepal have banned TikTok video creators from using sacred sites as a stage for their videos. The monks introduced the ban due to the content creators being too loud at places of pilgrimage.
As late as 1970, only about 5% of Americans chose to be cremated. In 2020, more than 56% Americans opted for it.
The fundamental issue at stake in abortion debates is personhood, which is viewed differently around the world, an anthropologist writes.
Crystals are part of a larger tradition of metaphysical religions that have a long history in the U.S.
It’s rare that a Catholic church would send someone to Rome for the Pope’s blessing, the Rev. Kenneth Borowiak of Saint Michael said. The 32,000-square-foot church is expected to be completed in August.
A blow to separation of church and state, or a relief for Nebraska teachers of faith? Nebraskans differ on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling involving a football coach and his on-field prayers.
"I didn't think it would take this long," said the 88-year-old Shirley Lang. "There have been people praying all over America to undo this because it is wrong."
Meditation is an ancient religious practice, dating back thousands of years as a religious tradition in faiths like Hinduism and Buddhism. And while Western health and wellness traditions have promoted meditation for decades, business is booming the last few years, especially for meditation apps.
A folklorist explains the prehistoric origins of the mythical Easter Bunny and why this longstanding cultural symbol keeps returning each spring.
The churches’ struggles to respond to the plague and constant warfare in the 14th and 15th centuries helped shape the kinds of Christianity in the world today.
Originally a spring harvest festival, Baisakhi acquired religious significance after the 10th Sikh guru created the Khalsa, a distinctive Sikh identity, in 1699.. In 2022, Baisakhi falls on April 14.
Sikhs all over the world celebrate the festival of Baisakhi, a holiday with a special religious significance, observed each year on April 13 or 14. In 2022, Baisakhi falls on April 14.
It's Ramadan, the holiest month of the Muslim calendar. Here's a guide for non-Muslims.
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan — when the faithful fast from dawn to dusk — began at sunrise Saturday.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put a spotlight on the views of the Russian Orthodox Church. A scholar of Russian religion explains the structure and history of Orthodox Christianity.