Religion

  • September 10, 2012  

    Recent bombings and shootings have raised doubts over the effectiveness of Iraq’s coalition government to bridge divides between Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds. Margaret Warner talks to the National Endowment for Democracy’s Laith Kubba and Indiana University’s Feisal Istrabadi on the challenges to ending violence and sharing power. Continue reading

  • September 2, 2012    

    The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the controversial self-proclaimed messiah figure who founded the Unification Church and built a business empire from scratch, died Monday at a hospital near his home in South Korea, two weeks after being admitted with pneumonia. … Continue reading

  • August 27, 2012  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss ‘Day Zero’ of the Republican National Convention, how Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith may factor into this election, and what David calls “the most important speech of the convention,” the upcoming remarks by Ann Romney. Continue reading

  • 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    

    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    

    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    

    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    

    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    

    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