Posts tagged "natasja sheriff"
Sonallah Ibrahim: Life in the Raw

Sonallah Ibrahim: Life in the Raw

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.
Relationship Drama: Russia's Church-State Affairs

Relationship Drama: Russia’s Church-State Affairs

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.
Miracles on Demand

Miracles on Demand

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.
Pakistan's Blasphemy Laws: Christians Come Under Attack in Lahore

Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws: Christians Come Under Attack in Lahore

By Saba Imtiaz A violent mob ransacked and burned the homes of more than a hundred Christian families in Lahore on Saturday in the wake of an alleged incident of blasphemy.
In The World

In The World

By Natasja Sheriff The latest news on religious freedom, at home and abroad, provides the focus of this week's In The World.
Syria: Stronghold of Secularism? Part Two.

Syria: Stronghold of Secularism? Part Two.

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."
Destiny and Defiance in Port Said

Destiny and Defiance in Port Said

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."
Ahbash Rising: Religious Freedom in Ethiopia, Part 2

Ahbash Rising: Religious Freedom in Ethiopia, Part 2

Protests in Ethiopia could have profound ramifications for Muslim-state relations in Ethiopia and beyond, writes Alex Thurston in the second of two posts on Ethiopia's Muslims.
Syria: Stronghold of Secularism?

Syria: Stronghold of Secularism?

Secularism has been a central part of dominant Syrian ideology since at least the 1960s, writes Irina Papkova, but is Assad's Syria truly the last secular state in the region?
Hispaniola: Trujillo's Voudou Legacy

Hispaniola: Trujillo’s Voudou Legacy

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.
Ahbash Rising: Religious Freedom in Ethiopia, Part 1

Ahbash Rising: Religious Freedom in Ethiopia, Part 1

In the first of two posts on the deterioration of religious freedom for Ethiopia's Muslims, Alex Thurston looks at Ethiopia's relationship with the U.S. and the "Global War on Terror"
Arakan, Displaced

Arakan, Displaced

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.