How faith shapes society.
How a Nigerian Billy Graham is helping cover up a South African tragedy
Celebrity 'prophet' TB Joshua suggests a terrible accident at his megachurch in Lagos was an act of terrorism. That's not what everyone else says.
Head rabbi slams publication of Western Wall prayer slips on Facebook
A Facebook page that claims to have published notes lifted from Judaism's holiest site has angered Jewish believers. But were the notes real?
How one Spanish priest went gangster in Central America
El Salvador officials recorded Padre Toño becoming way too chummy with the jailed 'mara' gang members he was meant to be rehabilitating.
Reacting to IS atrocities, Indonesia claims to be a model of Islamic tolerance
Yet religious minorities in the country complain that violence and abuse is getting worse.
Argentina's abortion battle pushes women into legal labyrinth (VIDEO)
With approximately 500,000 underground abortions each year, Argentina's government and the Catholic Church have created a moral paradox of immense proportions.
Saudi recognition of Shia minority’s grievances requires adjustment in government
Commentary: Gradual reform vis-à-vis women can provide roadmap for greater integration of Shia into Saudi society.
The faith of James Foley and Steven Sotloff
The religiosity of both journalists is inspiring many who mourn them.
Worshippers grow weary in battle over Egypt’s mosques
A fractured, more politicized Islam is leaving Egypt's young Muslims disillusioned.
Do Zara's Holocaust PJs mean what we think they mean?
Pope Francis splits hairs on whether the US should bomb Islamic State
Francis endorses 'stopping' but not 'bombing' the militant group, invoking 'just war theory.' What is a reasonable moral limit on military violence in the face of terror?
On Location Video: The Yazidis who survived the assault on Sinjar
The Islamic State killed hundreds and kidnapped thousands when it overran the city in northern Iraq. This is the story of those who got away.
Islamic State continues onslaught as US mulls military intervention
Yazidis, Christians and Shia Muslims remain under threat as IS thrives.
Muslim majority must stand up against Islamic extremists
Arab intellectuals and moderate Muslims need to condemn Muslims who kill other Muslims.
Pope Francis calls the Foley family, whose faith breaks through ISIS-inflicted horror
Journalist James Foley's execution stunned the world, but his family continues to find strength in their Roman Catholic devotion.
Why the Koreas matter to the pope
The Vatican sends a message to an embattled East Asian outpost.
American nuns congregate as standoff with Vatican officials continues
Two years after the nuns were accused of "radical feminism" and assigned a male minder, will either side finally blink?
US Evangelicals cheer on Latin American culture wars
Church leaders in the United States are backing fights across the Americas against gay equality, abortion and pornography.
Duplicity’s Child: How British promises sowed the seeds of today’s Israel-Palestine bloodshed
Gaza and Jerusalem were promised to both the Arabs and the Jews. They're still fighting nearly a century later.
Why Israel and the West need to change their approach to negotiating with Hamas
Analysis: Much of Hamas' leadership lives outside of Palestine, and an enduring ceasefire cannot happen without engaging those leaders.
Looking at Argentina's Catholic women of worship
In Pope Francis' former spiritual home, women hold a paradoxical role.
In Bethlehem, no one is in the mood to celebrate Eid
Commentary: Death and body counts coming out of Gaza have become a part of the daily rhythm in the West Bank. It’s as if Eid is intruding upon this catastrophe, not the other way around.
Turkish women are laughing in public because a politician told them not to
Defiance in Turkey is alive and well.
A constitutional monarchy may be a realistic option for stability in Libya
Commentary: The US ideal of democracy is fading as rival warlords and rogue militias wreak havoc across the Libya.
Reports: The Vatican fires a priest in Paraguay accused of molesting US seminarians
A church has reportedly dismissed Carlos Urrutigoity, following a recent GlobalPost investigation into accusations that the priest sexually abused young men in Minnesota and Pennsylvania.
Minnesota Public Radio report on church convulsions links to Louisiana, Rome
The complex story unveiled by MPR this week offers a clear look of Catholic clergy coverup of sex abuse.
Why justice can't be a precondition for Israel-Palestine peace
Analysis: The rage and indignation on both sides of the conflict — many of us not directly involved — is largely missing a rational understanding of the situation.
Buddhist vigilantes in Myanmar are sparking riots with wild rumors of Muslim sex predators
The specter of rapacious Muslim men, plotting a slow genocide of Buddhists through sexual conquest, is actually quite old in Myanmar.
A little hope never hurt anyone.
40 Mexican bishops are taking an 'intensive' exorcism course
An Italian priest who says he's personally conducted 1,650 exorcisms is leading the course.
Underage Moroccan girls married off with judges' consent
The Moroccan legal code forbids girls under age 18 to marry, but exceptions are granted most of the time.
Legal restrictions lead to 'DIY abortions' in Texas and Argentina alike
As Texas limits access to abortion, it is walking down a road well-tread by Argentina, where abortion is illegal but half a million women still terminate their pregnancies each year.