A Virgin Mary statue in a public square in France

The state of religion in France

Sacred Nation

For years, people have been questioning the concept of laicité — France’s strict form of secularism — and how it plays into religious freedom. In this special hour of The World airing on Saturday, Paris-based reporter Rebecca Rosman takes a trip across France where she speaks to Catholics, Jews, Muslims and atheists about their right to believe, or not to believe.

A large crowd od people are shown outside of the tan-colored Grand Mosque with a man selling beaded jewelry in the nearground.

After the revolution, a secular Sudan?

Sacred Nation
A photo of Bangladeshi American blogger, Avijit Roy, last year holding a book on Rabindranath Tagore. Roy blogged about scientific thought and apathy towards religion, taboo subjects in his home country of Bangladesh.

An atheist blogger in Bangladesh is hacked to death by religious fanatics

rench soldiers patrol the street in a Jewish neighbourhood near a religious school and a synagogue as part of the highest level of "Vigipirate" security plan after the Islamist attacks in Paris January 20, 2015.

I never knew how differently France and America value religion

Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh are the women behind the new podcast: Good Muslim/Bad Muslim.

How to eat pork, drink booze and be a ‘good’ Muslim

The World

American Values: Religion

The United States, by some reckoning, is among the most consistently religious countries on earth. More of us go to a house of worship on a regular basis than in most countries. The majority of us believe in a higher power. And we have both more religions and a higher level of religious tolerance than […]

The World

Should the government declare a national day of prayer?

Conflict & Justice

Today is the National Day of Prayer, an official congressional observance since 1952. Last month a federal district judge ruled that the government’s involvement in the day violates the Constitution. Should we have a National Day of Prayer?

Video: Pushing for a secular future in Poland

Lifestyle & Belief

Entrepreneur Janusz Palikot is head of the Palikot Movement, Poland’s first secular political party.

Major funder of atheist organization addresses discrimination against non-religious in the U.S.

Global Politics

A poll from the Pew Research Center found that the number of Americans who identify as not being religious has grown. Despite these numbers, Todd Stiefel, major funder of what he calls a “free thinkers movement,” says atheists are one of the groups most discriminated against.

Religion in the “Modern” world

Lifestyle & Belief

An exploration religious faith in America and other parts of the world in a time of increasing secularism.