Novelists such as Colm Tóibín and Naomi Alderman are breathing new life into the gospels.
Prayer has been the cornerstone of the outpouring of emotion since Madiba's hospitalisation. But it's the antithesis of his feelings on religion.
In her quest for rational thought after her father's death, Joonji Mdyogolo finds solace in an unlikely source.
Evocative images illustrate the story of the Israelites Church in Queenstown. A place of mystique,mixed mythology and a fascinating history.
A photographer tells us about collaborating on a powerful project to document the diversity of spiritual practices in Réunion Island and South Africa.
From apartheid to the war on terror, religion has been used to further political agendas. Mpho Matheolane wonders what's behind Ramaphosa's God call.
Members of the Ethiopian community in Jo'burg celebrated Timkat, the baptism of Christ in a procession of colour and sound.
The religiously unaffiliated are the third-largest group in the world, after Christians and Muslims, according to a new survey.
SLIDESHOW From thousands protesting in Indonesia to a Congolese boy sheltering from the rain, take a visual journey with us through the world in pictures.
Hearings to discuss the possible revision of public holidays is underway in Durban, with more than 100 people taking part.
Most of the things that people do religiously in a religious setting have little to do with their deep desire for something to believe in.
I have never understood nor supported the obsession that Africans have with Christianity, a religion that came about through coercion.
M&G readers share their views on our religion edition, police brutality and the local government elections.
There's a whole lot of sinning going on, especially in the political realm. Mandy Rossouw comments on who needs to repent.
God may or may not be on the internet, but Jesus certainly is, writes Faranaaz Parker.
The church marched ahead of colonialism, softening the souls for a rich harvest by empire, resulting in Christianity remaining the religion of choice.
"God uses his big celestial remote control to mute the prayers of black people," young black radical philosopher, Ncendisa Mpenymama, says.
The Dutch Reformed Church officially lost 20 000 members last year but the real numbers are likely to be much higher.
The Nizamiye Mosque, currently being built in Midrand, is based on Ottoman architect Sinan's Selimiye Mosque in Edirne, Turkey.