Christianity

Arts, Culture & Media

Retracing a Christmas donkey ride

Last week, we heard from the BBC's Aleem Maqbool, who's been re-tracing the journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem said to have been made by Mary and Joseph. Like the Biblical couple, Maqbool's traveled by donkey. Anchor Katy Clark gets an update from him.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for an old city that celebrated the pagan festival Saturnalia this time of year. The answer is ancient Rome. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Dan Snow, who blogs for the BBC History Magazine, about Saturnalia.

Conflict & Justice

Russia mourns victims

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Sarah Rainsford about the first funerals for those killed by the Moscow subway bombings, and about Russian President Dmitri Medvedev's call for tougher anti-terrorism measures.

Global Politics

Sudan's looming crisis

A long-planned referendum could split Africa's largest nation in two. Some see big trouble ahead for Sudan if the independence vote is mishandled. On Friday President Obama is expected to attend a high level UN meeting on Sudan. Jeb Sharp reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Mexican Mennonites

The northern Mexican State of Chihuahua is one of Mexico's most violent. But Christian Mennonites, who above all are pacifists, are also a part of the state's tapestry. The World's Lorne Matalon traveled to Chihuahua to meet some of them.

Global Politics

Church and state in Britain

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Patricia Fara, who teaches the history and philosophy of science in Clare College at Cambridge University, about the role of religion in British society, and how it compares to the situation here in the United States.

Arts, Culture & Media

Mexico's Dance of the Devils

African music and culture live on in parts of Mexico, in communities where the descendants of African slaves live. But it's disappearing as older community members die. Myles Estey and Grant Fuller begin our story in the Costa Chica town of Lo de Soto.

Arts, Culture & Media

Galician music

It would be an unlikely hit in the US, but not in Spain: an album of Galician music honoring the holy year of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. The World's Marco Werman fills us in.