Posts tagged "Syria"
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.
The first in a series of posts on issues at the intersection of press freedom, religion, digital media and politics by Natasja Sheriff.
Jenna Krajeski reports from Iraqi Kurdistan, where young Kurds are crossing the border to fight in Syria.
A round-up of recent religion & media news.
A round-up of religion in the recent news.
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."
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?
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.
"The relationship between Lebanon and Syria is intricate and complicated, and the chaos in Syria presents serious challenges for its tiny neighbor to the west," writes Irina Papkova in the first of two posts from Beirut in the aftermath of the October 19 bomb blast.
by Irina Papkova Last week marked twenty-two years since the signing of the Taif Accords put an end to the last civil war...but external pressures are at work once more.
by Rachel Riederer It’s difficult for me to conceive of the memorization of scripture as even a mildly progressive act, let alone a radical one. But The Light in Her Eyes...sets out to prove that it is.