Oman does not get involved in regional politics and places a high value on religious tolerance.
Hard-won lesbian, gay, bi- and transsexual rights are threatened by a raft of religious Bills.
Does wearing the hijab mean you are holier than thou? Fatima Asmal finds a rich tapestry of views.
Symbols of faith are important to believers.
Over the Easter weekend many South Africans will mark Christ's death - not just symbolically.
Telling people that they must keep going is as helpful as "put some Dettol and cotton wool on that gunshot wound - it will heal right up".
Suddenly the tsotsi was not interested in making money illegally - he claimed he head found Jesus.
Religion should be a part of the South African school curriculums to foster greater tolerance, writes Panyaza Lesufi.
A 16-year-old Islamic pupil writes about her school experience, which is different from the average, and how we can go about changing education.
Religious leaders want an end to favouritism as they adopt a more critical political stance.
Religion was all but shunned by the ruling party after 1994, but it has returned to the political realm.
Despite cracking down on fundamentalists, the country's rulers base their support on Islam.
The promotion of Christian values by some of our politicians endangers our constitutional integrity.
Among humans, there is also good evidence that religious beliefs may help shape social behaviour, say researchers.
Pope Francis has cautioned against portraying God as a magician and says it is possible to believe in evolution and creation.
The responsible teaching of religion in schools is integral to the promotion of tolerance in society.
For we gender activists the Open Mosque is not quite so new. For over 20 years we've waged a gender jihad to gain inclusive access to mosques.
Renowned scholars are challenging the sexual precepts of mainstream religions.