Religion

Our ongoing coverage of faith and religion — and its influence on important issues around the globe.

Global Scan

Should selfies be allowed on the pilgrimage to Mecca?

Muslims typically make the hajj just once in a lifetime — and it's a signature moment in their lives. So it's understandable that they would want to document the trip. But that has some religious leaders upset. Meanwhile in Russia, the government is mounting a full-court press to convince Western journalists that Russia is a good guy. Sadly, that campaign has not affected its treatment of LGBT individuals. We have those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Lifestyle & Belief

West Bank clashes

There's been a growing number of Jewish settler attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank. Some settlers say the attacks are justified. Each side blames the other and both blame the Israeli army for not protecting them.

Arts, Culture & Media

World Sacred Music Festival

The appeal of American gospel in Fes, Morocco is the subject of our Global Hit today. Reporter Betto Arcos recently attended the World Sacred Music Festival in Fes. Attendees were there to hear gospel songs from The Blind Boys of Alabama.