Just last month, the Dalai Lama sent a shockwave through the world of Buddhism when he announced that he was giving up his political powers as head of the Tibetan government in exile.For more than 50 years, the Nobel peace laureate has been the public face of resistance to Chinese control of Tibet.S
There are reports that Syrian security forces carried out raids Sunday, imprisoning dozens of opposition activists.After an uprising against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad began five weeks ago, a bloody clash between protesters and government forces have left more than 300 people dead,
For centuries, Islamic scholars have said that Muslim women must cover their hair. But many Muslim women don't.There are about 1 million Muslim women in America; 43 percent of them wear headscarves all the time, according to the Pew Research Center.
Many who took part in Egypt's popular uprising hoped it would lead to improved relations between the country's Muslims and the Christian minority.But in some Egyptian cities, residents say religious tensions are worse than ever.
In the Mexican capital this week residents are staging an elaborate re-creation of Jesus Christ's final days on Earth — an Easter tradition in one of the world's most Catholic countries.For more than a century and a half, the Passion of Christ has been performed each year in the streets of the impov
More than 100 Chinese Christians have been detained after they worshiped outdoors. One Chinese state-run newspaper called the meeting "illegal" and a "public disturbance," and accused Christians of trying to politicize religion.This comes just days after the U.S.