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Turmoil at Al-Azhar: Religion, Politics, and the Egyptian State

Turmoil at Al-Azhar: Religion, Politics, and the Egyptian State

Jared Malsin on the religious and political stakes of upheaval at Egypt's Al-Azhar University.
Copts in a Revolutionary Age: Egypt's Last Secularists?

Copts in a Revolutionary Age: Egypt’s Last Secularists?

Jared Malsin reports from Cairo on the political choices facing Coptic Christians in today's Egypt.
Burma: Faith and Resistance in Kachin

Burma: Faith and Resistance in Kachin

Photographer Ryan Roco investigates the role of religion in the lives of the Kachin people in northern Burma after decades of civil war.
Diminishing Returns: Sufi Shrines in Pakistan's Politics

Diminishing Returns: Sufi Shrines in Pakistan’s Politics

From Pakistan, Umar Farooq looks at the diminishing political role of Sufi saints and shrines in a rapidly urbanizing Pakistan.
Hitting the Wall: Art in Pakistan

Hitting the Wall: Art in Pakistan

From Karachi, Saba Imtiaz reports on the art scene in Pakistan and the challenges artists face when they choose religion and politics as their themes.
Erdoğan's Faithful

Erdoğan’s Faithful

In Istanbul, Jenna Krajeski talks to supporters of Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan and finds that there is more to their loyalty than media portrayals suggest.
Shahbag: Religion and Politics in Dhaka's Public Square

Shahbag: Religion and Politics in Dhaka’s Public Square

By Nayma Qayum War crimes trials usher in a new era of religious politics in a nation still suffering the wounds of a brutal war.
Believing in Russia

Believing in Russia

Irina Papkova reviews Geraldine Fagan's "Believing in Russia - Religious Policy After Communism"
The Different Kinds of Hunger: Ramadan at Guantanamo

The Different Kinds of Hunger: Ramadan at Guantanamo

By Sajida Jalalzai. A hunger strike at Guantanamo during Ramadan reveals contradictions about religion, ethics, and prisoners' rights.
Above Class and Clerics: The Saga of Heer Ranjha

Above Class and Clerics: The Saga of Heer Ranjha

By Saba Imtiaz In Pakistan's Punjab province, shrines to the doomed lovers of epic sagas are not only testament to the allure of tragic romance, but a symbol of women's struggle against patriarchy.
Venezuela's Personal Jesus

Venezuela’s Personal Jesus

In the weeks following the death of Hugo Chávez, thousands of his supporters flocked to Caracas to view his body. Ezra Fieser was there to learn more about the myth, the man and his "Jesus image."
Poison in the Sangha

Poison in the Sangha

As violence spreads amongst Burma's Buddhist majority and Muslim minority, Francis Wade meets U Wirathu, who calls himself the "Burmese Bin Laden," and a former monk who rejects Wirathu's message of intolerance.