Religion & Power

"Refugees Welcome" written on a wall in Berlin. Germany took in the most refugees during Europe's 2015 influx. Image by Alice Su. Germany, 2017.
October 19, 2017 / News Deeply
by Alice Su

Refugees coming to Germany bring with them vastly different ideas about religion. Now, their relationship with their faith is being shaped once again in their new country.

Photo for illustrative purposes only. Image Courtesy Letincelle / Flickr. 2010.
October 7, 2017 / Doha News
by Ana P. Santos

Expat men are using dating apps to approach women for casual sex, while women pay the price for accepting their advances.

B.J. says the river was calmer the day that Fr. Louis Brouillard tied him to a tree and raped him three times. He says he was bleeding and didn't understand what was happening. Image by Cory Lum. Guam, 2017.
October 6, 2017 / Honolulu Civil Beat
by Anita Hofschneider, Cory Lum

Guam's Holy Cross cemetary. Image by Cory Lum. Guam, 2017.
October 6, 2017
by Anita Hofschneider, Cory Lum

Guam is reeling from nearly 100 lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by various Catholic priests, including the archbishop. Why has it taken so long for these accusations to surface?

The entrance of the Islamic Cultural Center in South Jakarta, Indonesia. Image by Krithika Varagur. Indonesia, 2017
October 4, 2017 / Voice of America
by Krithika Varagur

As Indonesia’s Shia minorities face growing intolerance, Iran has provided support, while Saudi Arabia backs the Sunni majority.

Roughly a hundred and fifty people wait to be rescued from an inflatable dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea, twenty miles north of Libya. The boat left with only enough fuel to reach international waters. Image by Ben Taub. Libya, 2016.
October 4, 2017
by Alice Su, Robin Shulman

Pulitzer Center grantees Alice Su, Robin Shulman, and Ben Taub share their reporting on refugees as part of inaugural Campus Consortium visit to Georgetown University. 

Failing to repay loans can have serious consequences in Qatar. Graphic by Rappler. 2017.
October 4, 2017 / Rappler
by Ana P. Santos

For migrant workers, failing to pay off loans can mean jail time and loss of income.

Sonya talks about her childhood outside of Meena Bazaar in Karachi. Image by Rubab Anwar. Pakistan, 2017. 
September 29, 2017 / Pulitzer Center
by Rubab Anwar

They asked my mom, “Who is this?” She replied, “He is my son.” They said, “No, he’s not your son, he’s ours! He’s a Khadra [another term for Khawaja Sara or transgender person].”

Speaking before a TEDX audience in Jackson Hole the day after the eclipse. Screenshot courtesy Erik Vance. United States, 2017.
September 26, 2017 / TEDX
by Erik Vance

When medicine emerged into the light of the Enlightenment, it allowed for the modern world as we know it. But for millions of Americans suffering from chronic pain, it has not been enough.

A classroom in Khenifra is decorated with posters and vocabulary lists. Image by Gareth Smail. Morocco, 2017.
September 25, 2017 / Pulitzer Center
by Gareth Smail

The Moroccan government is revamping language education as a part of a program to reduce unemployment among degree holders. How is it working?

A photograph from Jake Naughton's project "Dual Shadows." Image by Jake Naughton. Kenya, 2017.
September 11, 2017
by Jake Naughton

Photographer Jake Naughton's project examines the lives of those individuals seeking asylum in the West and the hostile environment in Kenya where they have sought refuge first before their hoped-for...

Workers cannot afford to pay for taxis to go outside the labor camp which is about 9 miles from the Doha city center. Most days they just stay inside the camp. Image by Ana P. Santos. Qatar, 2017.
September 11, 2017 / Rappler
by Ana P. Santos

In the Middle East, an unregulated labor market gives employers extensive control over workers, but limits workers from airing grievances and complaints.