In many cultures and religions dogs are more than protection and security. But do they have an after-life?
There have been several attacks on Shia mosques in several parts of the world. At its heart is the centuries'-old sectarian Shia-Sunni divide.
For Trump, putting America first means that being a global leader on human rights may take a back seat.
Muslims observe a month-long fast for the holy month of Ramadan. A scholar explains the religious observance and its spiritual significance.
Religious state institutions wanting to address the rhetoric of violence in the name of religion must begin by reforming their relationship with the state.
Trump avoided many of the missteps his critics feared, but he failed to acknowledge the presence of America's large Muslim population and its contribution to American society.
Ahok is only one among many people in Indonesia who have been jailed under the country's controversial blasphemy law.
A spate of violence linked to accusations of blasphemy has rocked Pakistan.
Much of the non-Muslim world appears dismissive of the value Islam can have in Muslim women’s lives, but Islam is a crucial tool in the work of gender justice.
Western media continues to sell Muslims as perpetrators of savagery, deprivation and torture. But a new exhibit by French-Algerian artist Kader Attia challenges us to see beyond these depictions.
In India, a series of vicious attacks by 'cow vigilantes' signals that Hindu extremism is on the rise.
Mathematics and art are generally viewed as very different. But a trip through history – from an Islamic palace to Pollock's paintings – proves the parallels between the two can be uncanny.
The Gallipoli campaign has, in recent years, increasingly become part of the culture wars in Turkey associated with the rise of political Islam.
Despite a wave of hope sparked by the Arab Spring, women have found themselves marginalised once again by regimes with little interest in rights and equality
The election was a referendum on the future of Indonesia’s ethno-religious diversity and pluralism.
Conversion can be an exhilarating experience, but can come with a significant social toll.
A new attack on a Sufi mosque in Egypt drives home the hatred of Islamic State and other some other Muslim groups for the Sufi traditions of inclusiveness and mystical worship.
While there are pockets of antipathy towards Muslims, an overwhelming majority of Australians don’t share it.
Sufis have remained defiant after a suicide bombing at a shrine in Pakistan.
Faith, religious institutions and spirituality are all part and parcel of American life. But they are often misunderstood. Our new section casts light on these topics from scholars across the U.S.