While “excommunication” might feel like a relic of the Catholic Inquisition, in actuality, most major religious traditions have always had some means of removing the heretical or extremely unrighteous from full-fellowship, whether that process was called “excommunication,” “disfellowshipping,” “membership withdrawal,” or something else. Listen to this short episode to learn a bit about which traditions excommunicate, why they do so, and how common the practice is today. Did you know that Answers is also a YouTube series? Watch episodes like this one and so many others right here. Also, you can subscribe to our YouTube channel by clicking here. Or you can check out Patheos' other podcast offerings here. Curious about religion? Explore the world's beliefs at Patheos.com or Like and Follow us on Facebook.