History Stories
CATEGORY: Religion
What Happened to the Branch Davidians After Waco?
May 16, 2018

The Branch Davidians fell from public view after the disastrous raid of their compound, but they still have a presence in Waco, Texas—and around the world. Read More

How Dwight Eisenhower Found God in the White House
March 20, 2018

Dwight Eisenhower and Billy Graham shaped a half-century of religion in America. Read More

How Ireland Turned ‘Fallen Women’ Into Slaves
March 12, 2018

Until 1996, pregnant or promiscuous women could be incarcerated for life in Magdalene Laundries. Read More

‘A Wrinkle in Time’s’ Long Religious Controversy
March 7, 2018

Before it was a Disney movie, many thought the book was heretical. Read More

When Popes Become Penitents: The History of Papal Apologies
January 18, 2018

In recent years, the papal apology has shifted its focus from historical wrongs to current events. Read More

How Medieval Churches Used Witch Hunts to Gain More Followers
January 10, 2018

The Catholic and Protestant churches promoted themselves by persecuting witches, economists argue. Read More

The Coolest Historical Discoveries of 2017
December 12, 2017

Here are the 15 most intriguing finds of the year. Read More

Why Jews and Muslims Both Have Religious Claims on Jerusalem
December 6, 2017

The U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital—despite a dueling claim from Palestine. Read More

Step Into the Vatican’s Secret Archives
December 6, 2017

The archives’ treasures are the stuff of legend—but their existence is absolutely real. Read More

History’s Worst Biblical Misprints
November 17, 2017

The church actively sought to destroy these "wicked" Bibles for their heresy. Read More