Religion

  • August 20, 2012  

    In April 2012, Islamists and local Tuareg rebels entered the city of Timbuktu and seized control, imposing sharia law. Now, popular militias train to take back the northern part of the country from the militants, who are backed by al-Qaida and other foreign jihadis. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • August 8, 2012   BY Tom LeGro  

    An Indian artist paints an idol of Lord Krishna at a roadside stall on the outskirts of Amritsar, India, on Wednesday. The idols are in heavy demand ahead of the upcoming Hindu festival of Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Lord Krishna.
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  • August 6, 2012  

    The man law enforcement officials say went on a rampage at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisc. was identified as Army veteran Wade Michael Page. Jeffrey Brown talks to Milwaukee Public Radio’s Latoya Dennis and the Sikh Coalition’s Amardeep Singh for more on the alleged gunman and the response from the Sikhs around the world. Continue reading

  • August 5, 2012   BY Tom Kennedy  

    Police SWAT officers surround a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin where at least six people were killed when a shooter, who was shot dead by a police officer, opened fire on congregants. Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images. At least … Continue reading

  • August 3, 2012   BY Tom LeGro  

    Nepalese children dressed in traditional cow costumes take part in a procession for the Gai Jatra in Kathmandu on Friday. Families who have lost a relative during the year parade a cow, a sacred animal which some believe helps the departed soul to enter the afterlife.
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  • August 1, 2012   BY Tom LeGro  

    Sri Lankan mahouts wash an elephant Wednesday near a fountain ahead of the Esala Perahera festival in the ancient hill capital of Kandy. The Buddhist festival, which features a nightly procession of dancers, fire twirlers, traditional musicians, acrobatic fire performers and elephants, draws thousands of tourists and spectators from around the island.
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  • July 12, 2012   BY Kira Kay  

    Nationalist protestors argue with police as Orangemen march past the Nationalist Ardoyne shops of North Belfast in Northern Ireland on Thursday. Photo by Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images. Attempts to prevent violence at a contentious annual Protestant-Loyalist Orange Order parade in North … Continue reading

  • July 11, 2012  

    Protesters have been out on the streets of Belfast in recent days in advance of Thursday’s annual parade honoring Protestant King William’s victory over his Catholic rival in 1690. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports on the ongoing religious tension — 14 years after Ireland’s sectarian conflict formally ended. Continue reading

  • June 20, 2012   BY Tom LeGro  

    Ultra-orthodox Jewish dancers perform in Jerusalem on Tuesday during the opening of the Israel Museum exhibition “A World Apart Next Door,” a cultural exploration of the Hasidic Jews.
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  • May 28, 2012  

    The Vatican scandal deepened Monday when the pope’s butler, arrested for allegedly releasing confidential documents last week, said he will cooperate with a Vatican criminal investigation. Margaret Warner and the National Catholic Reporter’s John Allen discuss suggestions that a cardinal may be responsible for disclosures. Continue reading