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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.
Searching for God and Justice in Mexico's Rebel State

Searching for God and Justice in Mexico’s Rebel State

Press accounts about Muslims in Chiapas state have failed to understand the complexity of faith in the region, writes Umar Farooq, reporting from Mexico on faith, justice and the Zapatista movement.
Arakan, Deconstruction

Arakan, Deconstruction

Photographer Ryan Roco investigates the complex and multifaceted conflict that led to the current refugee crisis in Burma's Arakan state.
Secular Lebanon

Secular Lebanon

From Beirut, Irina Papkova reports on an anti-sectarian movement for a more secular Lebanon, and a marriage that's making Lebanese history.
Miracles on Demand

Miracles on Demand

Rowan Moore Gerety Few countries offer more fertile ground for a gospel of health and wealth than Mozambique, a fact that hasn't gone unnoticed by Brazilian media tycoon Edir Macedo and his pageant-loving preachers.
A Marked Life

A Marked Life

By Saba Imtiaz In 1984, Pakistan's military ruler, General Zia-ul-Haq, changed the country's Constitution, making it a crime for Ahmadis to identify themselves as Muslims. Since then, more than 200 Ahmadis have been assassinated in Pakistan.
Syria: Stronghold of Secularism? Part Two.

Syria: Stronghold of Secularism? Part Two.

In the second of two posts, Irina Papkova, explores Bashar al-Assads assertion that Syria is the "last stronghold of secularism in the Middle East."
Destiny and Defiance in Port Said

Destiny and Defiance in Port Said

By Maurice Chammah "Port Said, once the pariah, is now the vanguard. As the protests turn to street battles, Port Said’s traditional independence from the rest of the country is coming out in a way it never has before."