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

Development & Education

Are madrassas in Africa educating or indoctrinating?

One place that girls in Africa are finding an education is at Islamic religious schools known as madrassas. Typically these schools teach only boys, but in sub-Saharan Africa, more madrassas are being opened for girls and are usually funded by wealthy Arab donors. It’s a way to compensate for, what some say, is the extremely poor quality of state-funded schools.

Conflict & Justice

Romney Alienates Latino Mormons

Between their religion and their generally conservative culture, Mitt Romney ought to have a lock on their vote. But many in the Latino Mormon community are torn between voting for a fellow Mormon - and their dislike of his immigration policies.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's answer is the Preseli Hills in West Wales, that archaeologists say are the source of massive stones used to build a recently discovered circle of stones dubbed Blue Stonehenge. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Professor Julian Thomas

Global Politics

Homeopathy in Britain

British lawmakers have determined that homeopathy, a form of alternative medicine, is not medicine of any kind at all (beyond a placebo.) Britain funds four homeopathic hospitals in the UK. The World's Alex Gallafent reports.