Religion

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

Conflict & Justice

Does a 'just' war really even exist?

The Catholic Church has been involved with wars practically since its beginning, though certainly less in recent centuries. But the pope's recent comments about "just wars" — in the context of international intervention in Iraq and Syria — have raised questions about whether his "just war" actually exists.

Global Politics

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Albania, the world's first officially atheist country. Albania's Communist leaders banned all religious organizations in 1967 and anyone caught worshipping suffered severe penalties. But religion rose up again after Communism fell in the early 1990's. Correspondent David Chanatry has the story.

Conflict & Justice

Religious freedom in Egypt

In Egypt, followers of the Bahai religion have often complain of persecution and even official discrimination. But they have recently made gains in the largely Muslim country. The World's Aya Batrawy reports from Cairo.