In Herat, Saba Imtiaz explores memory and memorialization, where glass blowers once whispered the names of the fallen into thousands of hand-blown objects.
Becky Garrison explores what's really going on with the growth of atheist churches.
In the aftermath of contested elections, Nayma Qayum looks at the origins of continuing tensions in Bangladesh and a growing ideological divide.
Rowan Moore Gerety travels to northern Mozambique to visit the granite caves of Mulide that served as both church and refuge during the country's civil war.
Irina Papkova takes us on a tour of the religious centers that lie at the heart of Lebanon's Armenian Christian communities.
By Maurice Chammah In Glen Rose, Texas, the director of a small Creation Evidence Museum expounds on his theories linking creationism, Israel, and laxatives.
By Maurice Chammah The popular image of Egypt split by religious and political loyalties belies a subtle story of piety and social change.
By Alex Thurston A ceasefire between the Nigerian authorities and Boko Haram in early July brought short-lived hopes for peace and a growing cynicism in the government's abilities to end the violence.
In Pakistan, polling is over and the votes have been counted but the voice of one group has not been heard. Saba Imtiaz reports from Karachi on the missing Ahmadi vote.
On April 13, Carmen Weinstein, leader of Egypt’s dwindling Jewish community, died at her home in Cairo. She was 82. Maurice Chammah looks back on his 2012 meeting with Ms. Weinstein, and considers the past and future of Egypt's Jews.
Following the publication of a new translation of Sonallah Ibrahim's "That Smell," Maurice Chammah considers the book, and its author, in light of Egypt's recent political and social upheaval.
The Russian Orthodox Church is a privileged institution very much at the forefront of Russian life, with a well-developed infrastructure and considerable wealth, so why do it's leaders believe that Orthodoxy is under attack? Irina Papkova looks back over events in 2012 to explain why.