Category: Religion, Spirituality


The Human Traumas in Fazal Sheikh’s Photography

Trauma is the physical injury, the human wound, or the emotional shock and pain caused by an extremely upsetting experience. Metaphorically we use the term to speak of natural disasters. Fazal Sheikh is the American photographer who saw these human wounds within the humanity, within the human face of the other while suffering. His unique


Complexity of Islamic Knowledge (Re)Production

With the proliferation of publicly engaged religiosities, most Islamic centres and institutions advanced women sections where women actively participate in shaping themselves and their perspective societies under the umbrella of da‘wah (call towards God). Women activism within/out institutional frameworks is not a new phenomenon but a marginalized one. This paper looks at teeming social actors


The Moral Justice of Members of the LGBTQ+ in the Light of Three Theological Virtues: Faith, Hope, and Charity in the Philippine Society

The research analyzed the moral justice of members of the LGBTQ+ in the light of three Theological Virtues: Faith, Hope, and Charity in Philippine Society. The quantitative and qualitative method of research used for 600 respondents: students, parents of the University of Perpetual Help System-Las Pinas campus, and religious members of different congregations. The study


A Study of Visual Symbolic Perception in Shamanic Rituals

Shamanism is a primal shape that transcends ordinary consciousness as a cross-cultural phenomenon. From the universal analysis of Shamanism. During the process of religious rituals, shamans use visual elements, such as costumes and masks, to form a spatially based graphic narrative relationship that generates an experience of sacred perception. However, the study of shamanic rituals


Whose Festival? Ritual Reconstruction and the Shaping of “Sense of Place”: The Mazu Meets the Mary

On October 20, 2018, in Wanluan Township, Pingtung, Taiwan. A religious activity named “When the Holy Mother (Mazu) From the East Meets the Virgin (Mary) From the West – Let Love Fly” was co-organized by the Centennial Catholic Church of Wanjin and the Taoist Zongtian Temple of Taiwan. This was the first formal meeting between


The Japanese Fox: A Rice Guardian or a Female Demon

Fox is often portrayed as a crafty, cunning or wicked animal in both Eastern and Western cultures. Tales and legends associated with fox are mostly telling stories about the animal’s undesirable characteristics, such as flattering someone for gain, preying human life for longevity, or assuming female forms for pleasure. In contrast with the notorious images


A Register Analysis of Written Messages From the Papacy and the Universal House of Justice

This study investigates selected features of the Catholic and Bahá’í registers through an analysis of written messages from the Papacy and the Universal House of Justice (UHJ) using a corpus-based approach. The research questions of this study pertain to the situational characteristics and language patterns associated with these registers, and the functional relationships that connect