In the World
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.
From Beirut, Irina Papkova reports on an anti-sectarian movement for a more secular Lebanon, and a marriage that's making Lebanese history.
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.
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.
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."
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."
In the aftermath of a 1937 massacre, Rafael Trujillo’s violent regime launched a campaign to demonize Haitians, using voudou as a principal identifier, reports Ezra Fieser from Dajabon in the Dominican Republic.
Conflict in western Burma's Arakan state has displaced thousands of Muslim Rohingyas and Buddhist Arakanese. From the Burmese border, Francis Wade examines the complex origins and motives behind the violence.
From Varanasi, India, Meera Subramanian’s inner pragmatist ponders the meaning of strength and devotion as she witnesses the Hindu ritual of aarti.