Stories about Religion from December, 2015
After President Jammeh announced an executive ban on the practice hardly a month ago, lawmakers made good on the sentiment.
We collect collects a few of the happy events you might have missed while distracted by so much of the gloom in 2015.
Could things get any stranger in 2016?
Latifa Ibn Ziaten talks to French students about her son's murderer. And why they shouldn't follow in his path.
Yes and no. Non-Muslims can celebrate in their homes and places of worship. And as one netizen commented, "Why is the supposed Christmas 'ban' only reaching Western media now?"
In a country in the throes of war, celebrating Christmas can be an act of both profound naïvete and staunch resistance.
Even though it's banned, the practice still exists in remote hill villages. Women are forced to sleep outside in huts, exposed to the elements, without warm clothes or blankets.
The “Priest + Cat” calendar is the Russian Orthodox answer to the Italian Calendario Romano, featuring young and handsome Catholic priests, and the I gatti di Roma cat calendar.
"Although Japan does harbor prejudices and Japanese can be ignorant of other cultures, there has been no move to restrict Islamic practices or expel Muslims."
"One for all and all for humanity, we are and will forever be united"