Negotiations are underway between Saudi Arabia and the Vatican, about the possibility of opening the first Christian church in the Kingdom. To date, Islam is the only religion permitted to be worshipped publicly. Some argue that freedom of religion should prevail, and that Muslims should reciprocate the freedom of religion enjoyed in non-Muslim countries. Others hold that Saudi Arabia is the center of Islamic history and culture, and therefore Islam should have special status in the Kingdom.
In March 2001, the Taliban destroyed two ancient Buddhist statues in Bamiyan, Afghanistan. Some saw the statues as historical treasures, while others saw them as polytheistic idols. What should the Taliban have done with the Buddhist statues? Find out what our poll said.
The French government is moving towards a ban on hijab (Islamic headscarves) and other "conspicuous religious symbols" in public schools. What's all the fuss about?