Athens is one of the few world capitals without an official mosque. Greece is finally building one. But until then, the city's thousands of Muslims will continue praying in rented out garages, basements and apartments.
It's reminiscent of a black-and-white pirate flag and, for some, it conjures up similar feelings of death, destruction, outlaws and violence. Here is our quick explanation of the symbolism of the flag and the meaning of its Arabic phrases.
In the United States, we speak easily of different ethnic and religious communities. But the reality is far different in France, where the Charlie Hebdo attacks have brought religion and its place in French society back to the top of the agenda.
In the state with the most Muslims in the country, conservative lawmakers keep trying to pass legislation seen as targeting Islamic sharia law. And even a Muslim appreciation day carries touches of bigotry.
The Mormon Church is well-known for its worldwide proselytizing force. Now large numbers of young women are joining up thanks a change in policy that lowered the minimum age for female missionaries to 19. But gender gaps remain between men and women.
In Canada, an imam from Iran has joined up with his next-door neighbor, a Reform rabbi, to help raise funds to resettle families fleeing civil war. What brought the unlikely duo together? It began with parking.
In 2004, France banned the wearing of all conspicuous religious symbols in grade schools. Then, in 2010, France enacted the so-called "burqa ban," making it illegal for Muslim women to wear the traditional face and body covering in public. These rules, based in France’s extreme separation of church and state, have stirred debate over whether France is protecting secularism or stifling religious freedom.