In the World
Drew Thomases on censorship, nationalism, and memory in Indian publishing and electoral politics.
Jared Malsin on the religious and political stakes of upheaval at Egypt's Al-Azhar University.
Jared Malsin reports from Cairo on the political choices facing Coptic Christians in today's Egypt.
Photographer Ryan Roco investigates the role of religion in the lives of the Kachin people in northern Burma after decades of civil war.
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.