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.
Hussein Rashid interviewed Scott Korb about his new book, Light without Fire. We've got the audio.
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.
By Miriam Kilimo "Adam and Eve turned their backs on Jehovah. Forsaking his Eden, they introduced a system that steeped our world in death. But there’s hope of return to the harmony of the first garden."
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."
Folmer writes Butler Bass's idea for a better form of “spiritual” religion is a reclamation project of sorts: to bring back “capacities of knowing that modernity ripped apart.
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.
NRA v. Planned Parenthood; the sex we deserve, Persecution Complexes; atheist giving; corporate personhood, corporate conscience; Pareidolia; faith healing!
Jolie’s preemptive strike against what might be called in manful terms a “clear and present danger” violates norms against women controlling their own bodies.
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.