In the World
From Pakistan, Umar Farooq looks at the diminishing political role of Sufi saints and shrines in a rapidly urbanizing 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.
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.
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.
Irina Papkova reviews Geraldine Fagan's "Believing in Russia - Religious Policy After Communism"
By Sajida Jalalzai. A hunger strike at Guantanamo during Ramadan reveals contradictions about religion, ethics, and prisoners' rights.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Photographer Ryan Roco investigates the complex and multifaceted conflict that led to the current refugee crisis in Burma's Arakan state.