Muslim extremists have been targeting "blasphemous" moderates in Pakistan, driving adherents away from the Sufi-influenced Islamic tradition.
It's not just refugee law. The low status accorded to unbelievers has now become a matter of systematic civic exclusion, writes Zoe Williams.
Many people find male priests sexy - perhaps because spirituality and sex are closely linked as a result of their transformative power.
Reported cases of Christians killed for their faith spiked last year, with Syria accounting for more than total worldwide deaths in 2012.
When considering this question, note that Jesus himself was hostile to religiosity – and that fundamentalists suffer from a lack of faith.
Sheikhs unanimously agree to allow online store for erotic marital assistance to go ahead.
Novelists such as Colm Tóibín and Naomi Alderman are breathing new life into the gospels.
Prayer has been the cornerstone of the outpouring of emotion since Madiba's hospitalisation. But it's the antithesis of his feelings on religion.
In her quest for rational thought after her father's death, Joonji Mdyogolo finds solace in an unlikely source.
Evocative images illustrate the story of the Israelites Church in Queenstown. A place of mystique,mixed mythology and a fascinating history.
A photographer tells us about collaborating on a powerful project to document the diversity of spiritual practices in Réunion Island and South Africa.
From apartheid to the war on terror, religion has been used to further political agendas. Mpho Matheolane wonders what's behind Ramaphosa's God call.
Members of the Ethiopian community in Jo'burg celebrated Timkat, the baptism of Christ in a procession of colour and sound.
The religiously unaffiliated are the third-largest group in the world, after Christians and Muslims, according to a new survey.
SLIDESHOW From thousands protesting in Indonesia to a Congolese boy sheltering from the rain, take a visual journey with us through the world in pictures.
Hearings to discuss the possible revision of public holidays is underway in Durban, with more than 100 people taking part.
Most of the things that people do religiously in a religious setting have little to do with their deep desire for something to believe in.
The Dutch Reformed Church officially lost 20 000 members last year but the real numbers are likely to be much higher.
The Nizamiye Mosque, currently being built in Midrand, is based on Ottoman architect Sinan's Selimiye Mosque in Edirne, Turkey.