Pope Francis’ Synod on Synodality is attempting to move the church toward a more dialogue-based model of authority, a scholar of Catholicism explains.
John Orr was instrumental in the founding of the USC Dornsife Center for Religion and Civic Culture, the USC Family of Schools and the Thematic Option program.
Muslims throughout the world will celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, a celebration at the end of Ramadan. Here’s an introduction to this important feast and its partner, Eid al-Adha.
From history to music to podcasts that explore how we can live a more fulfilled life, USC Dornsife scholars/podcast hosts share what they think should be on your “must-listen” list in 2023.
From the earliest years of Christianity, some people have been recognized as having lived exceptionally holy lives. But what is the process the Catholic Church go through to formally recognized someone as being “Blessed.”
Ghosts, ghouls and skeletons have become synonymous with Halloween. A USC Dornsife scholar and folklorist explains how Halloween continues an ancient Celtic tradition of the celebration of the dead.
Controversy of veils goes back more than a century, a USC Dornsife scholar of Iran explains the history and current circumstances behind the recent protests.
Students learn how substances like peyote, cannabis and coffee have been used in religious practices around the world — and why the context of their usage matters.
The excavation, led by USC Dornsife scholars, yielded clues about the lives of ancient Roman soldiers stationed outside the fabled city in the Province of Judea.