Rappler's latest stories on religions in the Philippines
'My classmate who told me that he voted for Duterte after a process of discernment was most likely influenced by regionalism rather than the Holy Spirit'
'No matter which side you're on, it's wrong to make people feel unsafe for believing in the things they do, or feel that they are lesser than you for not believing in what you believe'
'I could no longer claim membership in the Catholic Church in good faith – not just because of the hypocrites in her, but because of the inherent hypocrisy in her system'
What led our podcast guest David Ong to his atheism? What values does he hold? Would he raise his child godless or marry a staunch Catholic? Let's find out!
On social media, Kristoffer Pasion, a Filipino historian, minces no words: 'As a Baptist, I denounce this and the disgusting hypocrisy of these church leaders who invited Duterte and laughed at his curse-laden speech'
Why do we rank as a corrupt country despite being the only Christian nation in Asia? What happened to the faith that teaches us to love God and our neighbors?
There’s nothing funny about Pastor Quiboloy. Nothing is funny when religious work perpetuates people’s ignorance.
'Provocative criticisms from skeptics, agnostics, and atheists should in fact be welcomed as a means for us Catholics to let our faith grow deeper and perhaps evolve'
Akala ko noong una 'pag atheist, barumbado, matapang, siga, pero nagkamali ako. Sila pa 'yung mas nakakaunawa, sila pa 'yung mas gumagalang ng paniniwala ng iba.
Moving to predominantly Christian Manila was daunting for Earl, a practicing Muslim from Zamboanga. What challenges did he face?
'My first years as a new Muslim were definitely tough. I was previously unaware of how difficult life was as a Muslim, because it was a struggle that I could not relate to as a Christian.'
I am positive that we can become a nation that can rise beyond the idea that we should all be similar, and that we need to change those who do not fit our standards
My departure from Christianity does not mean that I will cling to the arms of blasphemy
Ayaw kong mabuhay sa takot. Ayaw kong isipin na dapat ganito, ganiyan ang gawin ko upang 'maligtas' ako sa kung anong katapusang mangyayari.
(UPDATED) Some faiths have practices similar to Undas, while others do not commemorate it at all
When secular state becomes the reason that religion can no longer publicly manifest itself that is most assuredly a threat to liberty
Many of the laws in the Philippines are based on the love and sex advice dispensed by the Church says sex and gender columnist Ana Santos
Speaking to Rappler Iglesia ni Cristo spokesman Brother Edwil Zabala says this is the biggest evangelical mission in the INC s 101 year history
A young family camps out along Roxas Boulevard and Quirino Avenue so that their young son may learn about Jesus through Pope Francis
Education Secretary Armin Luistro says his department s new vision mission and core values must be appreciated in its entirety
Do we understand our Muslim brothers and sisters?
Rappler’s editor at large Marites Vitug says the Philippine church poses a challenge to the new pontiff
The President along with the Filipino people joins all the Catholic faithful as they receive their new leader and meet his proclamation with a sense of boundless promise
Pope Benedict XVI warns the Church against transforming herself into a directly political subject that engages in partisan interests
Putting posters up about conscience in the context of a particular vote for or against people trivializes the moral authority of the Church
On Independence Day church officials accused the government of trying to increase US troop numbers in the country