Religion

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

Lifestyle & Belief

Despite court ruling, Islamic butcher in Germany faces hurdles to halal slaughter

Rüstem Altinküpe, a practicing Muslim in Germany, has operated a butcher shop in Germany since 1988. He practiced halal slaughter, the form of animal slaughter required by observant Muslims. Germany banned halal slaughter in 1995, but Altinküpe challenged the ban and won in 2002. Still, his butcher shop is idled as Germany bureaucracy throws up more barriers.

Conflict & Justice

Massacre in Nigeria

Details about a massacre outside the Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday are still sketchy. Authorities arrested dozens of Muslim men after the attacks. The BBC's Komla Dumor visited one of the villages and speaks with one of the survivors.

Arts, Culture & Media

Ancient art from Iraq

Follow the Tigris River in the Geo Quiz. We're traveling upstream of Baghdad. The northern Iraqi city we're looking for is on the banks of the Tigris in the province of Ninawa. The ancient city is 20 miles or so southeast of the city of Mosul.