Posts tagged "natasja sheriff"
Erdoğan's Faithful

Erdoğan’s Faithful

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.
Shahbag: Religion and Politics in Dhaka's Public Square

Shahbag: Religion and Politics in Dhaka’s Public Square

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.
God's Favorite Place on Earth

God’s Favorite Place on Earth

By Maurice Chammah In Glen Rose, Texas, the director of a small Creation Evidence Museum expounds on his theories linking creationism, Israel, and laxatives.
On Piety: Egypt, Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood

On Piety: Egypt, Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood

By Maurice Chammah The popular image of Egypt split by religious and political loyalties belies a subtle story of piety and social change.
Believing in Russia

Believing in Russia

Irina Papkova reviews Geraldine Fagan's "Believing in Russia - Religious Policy After Communism"
Nigeria: An Ephemeral Peace

Nigeria: An Ephemeral Peace

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.
Above Class and Clerics: The Saga of Heer Ranjha

Above Class and Clerics: The Saga of Heer Ranjha

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.
Daily Links: Whatcha Reading?

Daily Links: Whatcha Reading?

Links from around the web.
Venezuela's Personal Jesus

Venezuela’s Personal Jesus

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."
Poison in the Sangha

Poison in the Sangha

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.
Searching for God and Justice in Mexico's Rebel State

Searching for God and Justice in Mexico’s Rebel State

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.
Arakan, Deconstruction

Arakan, Deconstruction

Photographer Ryan Roco investigates the complex and multifaceted conflict that led to the current refugee crisis in Burma's Arakan state.