A Hindu priest or religious leader is called a swami. The word "swami" means "master" in Hindu, or "striving for the mastery over one's smaller self and habit patterns, so that the eternal Self within may come shining th... More »

A Hindu leader may be called by a number of different titles, such as Swami, Guru, Shankaracharya, Mahatma, Mahasaya, Maharishi and Satguru, among several others. Titles vary depending on sect and qualification. More »

Some titles for traditional Islamic leaders include Caliph, Imam, Sheikh, Mufti, Mujtahid and Allamah. The titles of "Ayatollah" and "Grand Ayatollah" exist only in the Shiite sect of Islam. More »

A Hindu priest is called a pujari and his main duty is to perform worship services, which are known as puja. Hindu priests also conduct various rites of passage for community members. More »

A Hindu leader may be called by a number of different titles, such as Swami, Guru, Shankaracharya, Mahatma, Mahasaya, Maharishi and Satguru, among several others. Titles vary depending on sect and qualification. More »

Comprehensive introductions in Hindu religion are available online on the Patheos and Interfaith websites. An introduction in Hinduism for children is available on the website of Woodlands Junior School. More »

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In one of the largest religious fraud cases ever, a father and son priest duo from the Baptist Foundation of Arizona stole over $460 million from their congregation before being discovered in 1999. In 2007, Catholic Conn... More »

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