Opinion

Dalit conversions: An act of rebellion against caste supremacy

The mass conversion of Dalits to other religions continue to stir anxiety and anger among India's Hindu intelligentsia.

Rahul Sonpimple

by Rahul Sonpimple

Rahul Sonpimple

2018 Events

Eid al-Fitr to be on Friday, June 15

The first day of Eid al-Fitr celebrations will begin on Friday, June 15 in most Muslim countries.

Friday announced first day of Eid al-Fitr

Asia Pacific

Philippine Catholic priests: 'They are killing us'

Three Catholic priests killed, one severely injured, in separate attacks in the country since December.

Philippine Catholic priests: 'They are killing us'

Human Rights

Pope Francis accepts resignation of three Chilean bishops

Vatican official calls move first step towards re-ordering battered Roman Catholic Church after sex abuse scandals.

Climate SOS

Pope to oil execs: World must convert to clean fuel

Pope Francis tells oil executives the world must convert to clean fuel, saying 'energy must not destroy civilisation'.

Pope Francis: Climate change a challenge of epochal proportions

Religion

'Diplomacy of food and faith': Breaking fast in London

Since its inception, Open Iftar has hosted 50,000 guests in seven universities across four continents.

Open Iftar tent attracts hundreds in the UK

India

An Iftar to heal religious divide

Ankit Saxena was killed by his Muslim girlfriend's family, but his father organises Iftar to bridge religious divide.

An Iftar to heal religious divide in India

REWIND

Spirit Child: Ritual Killings in Ghana

Anas Aremeyaw Anas investigates the ritual killings of Ghanaian children deemed to be possessed by evil spirits.

Earthrise

Eco-cremation in India: A climate-friendly death

Earthrise travels to India to see how a local initiative is challenging the centuries-old tradition of cremation.

Eco-cremation in India: A climate-friendly death

Religion

'Eye-opener': Women take on hijab challenge for Ramadan

Women of all faiths are wearing the hijab during the holy month in solidarity with Muslim women who face discrimination.

Non-Muslim women take on Ramadan hijab challenge

Ramadan 2018

Millions of Muslims observe fasting as Ramadan begins

From Indonesia to the United States, Muslims around the world welcome the holy month of Ramadan.

Millions of Muslims observe fasting as Ramadan begins

Ramadan 2018

When is Ramadan?

Muslims in Turkey set to begin fasting for the holy month of Ramadan on Wednesday, May 16.

When is Ramadan in 2018?

Talk to Al Jazeera

Cardinal Joseph Zen: Why a Vatican-China deal will harm Catholics

Hong Kong's former bishop warns that a China-Vatican deal on bishops will harm China's Catholics and weaken the church.

Europe

German school teacher barred from wearing hijab

Berlin's neutrality law bars the wearing of overt religious symbols and clothing for state employees on duty.

German primary school teacher barred from wearing hijab

Europe

Erdogan slams French intellectuals: You're no different than ISIL

Remarks come after open letter signed by 300 prominent French people called for removal of some verses from the Quran.

Erdogan slams French intellectuals: You're no different than ISIL