Pope Francis held an audience with 800 female Catholic leaders from around the world, calling on them to engage in a “fertile” chastity, that would “generate spiritual children in the church.”
About a half million people in Myanmar, also known as Burma, devote their lives to Buddhist practice and live in monasteries. Bruce Wallace has the story of two monks who are about to “graduate” and are trying to figure out what’s next for them.
Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body awaits burial but the family is having trouble finding an Islamic center to conduct the last rites. Anchor, Marco Werman speaks with Shahina Siddiqui, president of the Islamic Social Services Association in Canada about what’s involved with Islamic last rites.
There is every expectation that Myanmar’s reformist President Thein Sein will be invited to the White House this month. If it happens, it will be historic: the first state visit by a Burmese leader since 1966. But amid the anticipation is deep concern over a sharp spike in communal violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Burma. It started a few months ago in western Myanmar, also known as Burma, but has spread to the central part of the country.
A few weeks ago, Israel commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day. The World’s Middle East Correspondent Matthew Bell met a man there with a unique Holocaust story that he was somewhat reluctant to talk about. It’s a story about revenge.
The Tsarnaev family has blamed the radicalization of their son, Tamerlan, on a Muslim convert called “Misha.” Journalist Christian Caryl tracked down a man he believes is Misha to his home in Rhode Island Sunday, and found him an unlikely Svengali.
Our Geo Quiz can be boiled down to one simple question: Where would you find caves carved out of limestone cliffs, and filled with silk banners and colorful 8th century frescoes to attract Buddhist worshipers?
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the UK has launched an advertizing campaign. The church hopes to benefit from all the publicity surrounding the Broadway show, “The Book of Mormon,” which is now pulling them in, in London’s West End.
In Saudi Arabia, the weekend falls on Thursday and Friday; Friday is a holy day in Islam. But now Saudi authorities are considering a shift to the Friday-Saturday weekend observed by most other countries in the Arabian Gulf – a model that appeals to international business and local workers alike.
Christopher Dickey, the Paris bureau chief for Newsweek, tells anchor Marco Werman why the key to understanding the minds of terrorists isn’t about understanding their ethnicity, religion, or race.
As investigators gather information about the Boston marathon bombing suspects, one focus is whether the suspects were influenced by online militant websites. Host Marco Werman talks with Rita Katz, of SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors radical jihadist websites.
For some young Muslim-Americans who’ve come of age in a post-9/11 America, the week since the Boston Marathon bombings has been a reminder of the tense climate for Muslims in the US after the 2001 terrorist attacks.
For many Muslim Americans, the Boston Marathon bombings presented a dreaded scenario: a terrorist attack by Muslim suspects. Haider Javed Warraich is a resident in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. And he tells host Marco Werman that he was angry and disappointed when he discovered the identity of the bombing suspects.
After a deadly fire broke out in a Muslim madrasa in Yangon, Muslims in Yangon are worried that the violence may be heading their way.
In 2007, riots erupted in the Muslim immigrant suburbs around Paris. More than 100 police officers were injured. Authorities tried to get leads by paying anonymous witnesses. Amy Bracken has the story of one young soccer player who was arrested and spent nearly two years in prison before being acquitted.