(RNS) — After nearly three months, Facebook and Instagram have unblocked the #Sikh hashtag, saying the block occurred ‘mistakenly’ after a user reported the hashtag in March.
TORONTO (RNS) — Crystals aren't just trendy. I AM Academy is using them to build ‘a community of people who are looking to change themselves and change this world’ through astral travel, meditation and other metaphysical means.
(RNS) — The second that your 'best self' becomes too obviously an illusion, its moral authority collapses. It’s simply, well, a lie.
(RNS) — Living one's spiritual life online leaves these leaders more vulnerable to the huge cost of leaving one's faith.
(RNS) — Why wouldn’t someone feel fearful when seeing a man with a turban on their airplane? Isn’t that precisely what society teaches us to think?
LONDON (RNS) — For the past two years the Church of England has committed itself to developing a strong presence online, with a particular target of attracting people who do not regularly go to church.
(AP) — The Dalai Lama quote — 'Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open' — appeared Monday on Mercedes’ account on Instagram, one of a number of foreign social media services Beijing tries to prevent China’s public from seeing.
(RNS) — A perfect storm of Instagram-era online branding combined with leftist political posturing has made witchcraft the latest victim of cultural appropriation.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The social media-savvy Vatican will expand the pontiff's impressive online presence with the first "Franciscus" posting on Saturday.
Barbie ditched Ken for adventures, lattes, and Jesus. At least that's what you'd assume from flipping through this hilarious and popular Instagram feed.
ROME (Reuters) "How dare you refer to my beautiful children as 'synthetic.' And shame on you for wagging your judgmental little fingers at IVF ... I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again."
(RNS) The notion of God as an artist is hardly new. But when Twitter and Pinterest users take to their smartphones to snap pictures of sunrises and sunsets and attribute those “masterpieces” to God, they are exhibiting a new sort of adoration.