There are always tensions between Israel's Jewish and Palestinian communities. But last week, that tension took a serious turn when a group of Israeli Jewish teens attacked a group of Palestinian teens and sent one to the hospital with serious injuries.
Ramadan just ended and with it the period of daylight fasting observed by most Muslims around the world. In India especially, the fast is often broken with a dish called haleem, a sort of meat porridge that manages to bridge the religious divide and appeal to all manners of Indians.
Greece has a difficult relationship with followers of minority faiths. In order to build a place of worship, they must get government permission and, for more than 100 years, no mosques have been allowed. But Muslims aren't the only ones who have difficulty practicing their faith.
Sunday's shooting in Oak Creek, Wis., is not the first act of violence perpetrated against Sikh Americans in recent years. In the wake of Sept. 11, Sikh communities have suffered an increased number of violent acts and countless incidents of general discrimination.
The Middle East, once a region of great religious diversity, has seen a mass emigration of minorities in recent decades. It's now one of the most religiously monolithic regions in the world. One Middle East scholar says the trend is likely to continue as tensions there continue to grow.
With the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in full swing, Egypt is particularly quiet during the day time. That's given Egypt's Christians time to have the country's beaches to themselves.
In his book, "In the Footsteps of the Prophet,” Swiss philosopher Tariq Ramadan explains why the prophet Mohammed is more modern than many believe and why reconciliation between conservative Muslims and secular societies is possible.
A recent German court ruling that calls circumcision a "bodily harm" has sparked weeks of outrage among Germany's Jewish and Muslim communities. A group of rabbis went so far as to declare the court's decision "the worst attack on Jewish life in Germany since the Holocaust."
Egypt is once more facing a political crisis. Its parliament was dissolved and its military rulers have assumed more power for themselves. But a democratically elected president should be named by Thursday. It's expected to be Mohamed Morsi, but how much power he'll have remains to be seen.
In Islam, men and women are expected to pray separately. For a long time, in Turkey at least, that meant men prayed at the mosques and women, well, didn't. But as Turkey becomes more affluent and Islam plays an important role in the government, there's an effort underway to change that and welcome them at the mosques.