Posts tagged "Syria"
In the News: Saints, Slavery, Celibacy, and more!

In the News: Saints, Slavery, Celibacy, and more!

A round-up of the week's religion news.
In the News - Heathens, Hymns, and Holy Men

In the News – Heathens, Hymns, and Holy Men

A round-up of the week's religion news.
In the News: Candles, Kombucha, Crocodiles, and more!

In the News: Candles, Kombucha, Crocodiles, and more!

A round-up of the week's religion news.
The Reformation Will Be Televised: On ISIS,  Religious Authority and the Allure of Textual Simplicity

The Reformation Will Be Televised: On ISIS, Religious Authority and the Allure of Textual Simplicity

The religious fundamentalism of ISIS is not evidence that Islam needs a Reformation, but that one has already occurred by Suzanne Schneider.
Religion and Press Freedom in the Digital Age – Part One: Information on Trial

Religion and Press Freedom in the Digital Age – Part One: Information on Trial

The first in a series of posts on issues at the intersection of press freedom, religion, digital media and politics by Natasja Sheriff.
Erbil to Aleppo: Kurdistan, Islam and the Syrian War

Erbil to Aleppo: Kurdistan, Islam and the Syrian War

Jenna Krajeski reports from Iraqi Kurdistan, where young Kurds are crossing the border to fight in Syria.
In The News: A Muslim girl superhero, Navajo Mormons, Uighurs, Pat Robertson, and more!

In The News: A Muslim girl superhero, Navajo Mormons, Uighurs, Pat Robertson, and more!

A round-up of recent religion & media news.
In the News: The Pope, Indian Art & Advertising, Putin & More

In the News: The Pope, Indian Art & Advertising, Putin & More

A round-up of religion in the recent news.
In the News: Tunisian Politics, Miss Universe, Apocalyptic Thinking About Syria, and more

In the News: Tunisian Politics, Miss Universe, Apocalyptic Thinking About Syria, and more

A round-up of religion in the recent news.
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."
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?
Lebanon: War, Peace and Pluralism, Part 2

Lebanon: War, Peace and Pluralism, Part 2

From Beirut, Irina Papkova describes in the second of two posts how former political opponents are maintaining Lebanon's fragile peace through a pluralistic, democratic system.