The Geo Quiz takes us to Haiti this time, where an unusual event is taking place. It’s a combination flashmob, religious pilgrimage, and parade, called Kita Nago, but what exactly is this Kita Nago? And where is it going?
The French intervention has been welcomed by many Malians hoping for an end to Islamist control of Mali’s north.
Television satirist Bassem Youssef has allegedly insulted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on his TV show. On his program, Youssef was seen sweet-talking and hugging a red furry pillow carrying President Morsi’s image, while mocking his speech style.
Tazaungdaing, also called Myanmar’s Festival of Lights, happens every year on the full moon day at the end of the eighth month of the Burmese Buddhist calendar.
France is home to Western Europe’s biggest Jewish and Muslim populations. Tensions have been rising since last March, when a man named Mohamed Merah killed seven people – including three children at a Jewish school in Toulouse. The Merah case is extreme, but among an alarming number of anti-Semitic attacks across France this year.
Anchor Lisa Mullins visits Cambridge, England, where she stumbles upon a bizarre and fascinating church service. It features Goths in leather bustiers and the music of Leonard Cohen.
Sunni Muslim extremists recently seized control of Timbuktu and the rest of northern Mali earlier this year. Now they’re destroying the religious relics, calling them idolatrous.
This year Russia required fourth graders across the country to take a religion class. There are six choices: Orthodox Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, secular ethics or world religions.
Western-style weddings are so popular in Japan that wedding companies can’t find enough ministers to fill the demand. So they hire anyone who fits the profile.
Christians may be a minority in India, but Christmas is a national holiday. And citizens of all religions celebrate the festival, which Indians call the Badaa Din, or the Big Day.
Jesus was, of course, Jewish. And he spoke the language of the bible, Aramaic. Both Arabic and Hebrew stem from the same linguistic family. But until now, Hebrew has never really been used to worship the New Testament. The World’s Matthew Bell visits a community of Hebrew-speaking Catholics in the Holy Land.
Archaeologists in Rome have just re-opened a restored underground temple dating back to ancient Rome, dedicated to the cult of a deity named Mithras.
For most of the 20th century, the country of Georgia was under Soviet rule. A lot of Russian traditions flowed across the border–sometimes influencing–sometimes replacing native Georgian traditions. Now, 20 years after Georgia became independent, religious communities want to unearth one of those lost traditions: sacred song.
The first Russian-language Islamic channel seeks to foster dialogue among Russia’s many Islamic ethnic groups and encourage “moderate” Islam.
Some Muslim immigrants in the US struggle with alcohol problems and it is hard for them to find culturally sensitive programs to deal with it.