• May 9, 2012    

    Buddha statue on Vesak at the Borobudur temple in Magelang, Indonesia, on Sunday. Commonly referred to as the “Buddha’s Birthday,” Vesak commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha.
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  • April 30, 2012    

    KARACHI, Pakistan | The Jamia Binoria Madrassa in downtown Karachi is considered one of Pakistan’s more moderate Islamic institutions. Within these whitewashed concrete walls, students receive a mixture of secular and religious education. Continue reading

  • April 19, 2012  

    A new Vatican report criticizes the largest group of U.S. Catholic nuns — the Leadership Conference of Women Religious — for promoting “radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.” Judy Woodruff discusses the charge with Christendom College’s Donna Bethell and Fordham University’s Jeannine Hill Fletcher. Continue reading

  • April 10, 2012    

    A child prays in a Jericho church in the north of Swaziland. Photos by Alex Gallafent/The World. In the history of the AIDS epidemic in Africa, there has long been a divide between public health advocates and churches. Religious leaders … Continue reading

  • February 28, 2012    

    Associated Press reporter Matt Apuzzo and Ray Suarez discuss how elected officials from the New York City area have reacted to the revelations about New York police tactics for monitoring local Muslims. They also discuss whether the revelations will backfire … Continue reading

  • February 10, 2012    

    Under mounting pressure, the Obama administration today proposed an “accommodation” to a mandate that religious groups cover birth control free-of-charge. President Obama made the announcement this afternoon in the White House Press room.

  • February 9, 2012  

    A new birth control mandate was under duress this week as Roman Catholic officials said it violated Church teachings and Republicans said it threatened religious freedom. Ray Suarez discusses the rule with Anthony Picarello of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Methodist Federation for Social Action’s Jill Warren. Continue reading

  • February 8, 2012  

    Rick Santorum was projected to move into second place in the GOP nomination delegate count after scoring wins in three states Tuesday. Gwen Ifill and Christina Bellantoni examine the new state of play in the Republican race, then Judy Woodruff and senior Santorum strategist John Brabender discuss his candidate’s campaign. Continue reading

  • February 6, 2012  

    Catholic leaders are pushing back against a new Department of Health and Human Services ruling requiring employers who offer health insurance to provide contraception free of charge. While churches are exempt from the rules, Catholic hospitals and universities must comply. Betty Ann Bowser reports on the controversy. Continue reading

  • December 26, 2011    

    Nearly one in three Americans will change religions sometime in their lives. Author Eric Weiner, who previously wrote “The Geography of Bliss,” looks at how religious preferences play out in the United States in his new book, “Man Seeks God: … Continue reading