Religion & Power

May 26, 2017
by Jon Sawyer

The Pulitzer Center adds a second senior editor, Jeffrey Bartholet, in line with the increasing scope of the Center's work.

May 22, 2017

This group of lessons lets students explore the interplay between religion and power. The lessons examine how countries with varying levels of democratic rule function and are impacted by a variety...

May 21, 2017

Objectives: Analyze why religions have internal conflicts and what the effects may be. Understand if these conflicts are truly religious in nature.

Runaway migrant workers practiced a song inside the shelter to stay active despite their painful situations. Image by Xyza Bacani. Singapore, 2016.
May 18, 2017
by Carey Averbook, Paula Bronstein

For a week, The Pulitzer Center will be featuring photography by female journalists around the world.

Members of the Attawapiskat First Nation community gather in the St. Mary’s cemetery to visit the graves of loved ones. Despite the loss, there was a sense of connection and strength from the families, a testament to the resilience of the Cree people. Image by David Maurice Smith/Oculi. Canada, 2016.
May 4, 2017
by Tom Hundley

This week: a Canadian town wracked by suicides, the first world's withdrawl from the hunt for Kony, and the obstacles France's Marine Le Pen must overcome to win the presidency.

Top three images by Paolo Pellegrin for "Fractured Lands" NYT Magazine project. Bottom three images from "The Great Land Rush" FT project. Collage by Lauren Shepherd. United States, 2017.
May 1, 2017
by Scott Anderson, Paolo Pellegrin

Sigma Delta Chi Awards go to "Fractured Lands" and "The Great Land Rush," two in-depth series supported by the Pulitzer Center.

Images from projects by Alexandria Bombach, Ben Solomon, Jon Cohen Kit Raone and Evey Wilson. Collage by Lauren Shepherd. United States, 2017.
May 1, 2017
by Ben Solomon, Scott Anderson

Two Pulitzer Center-supported projects win CINE awards for virtual reality and short documentary journalism. Three are finalists in documentary short and nonfiction series categories.

Pulitzer Crisis Grant Recipient David Maurice Smith reporting from Attawapiskat, Ontario, Canada
May 1, 2017
by David Maurice Smith

Photojournalist David Maurice Smith travelled to the remote Canadian First Nations community of Attawapiskat, Canada to document the cultural context of a suicide epidemic facing its residents.

Young people play at a statue of the Virgin Mary near the St. François-Xavier Catholic Church on the shores of the Attawapiskat River in northern Ontario. The community has a complicated history with the Catholic Church, with many of its members subjected to horrible abuses while at the Catholic-run St. Anne’s Residential School. Image by David Maurice Smith/Oculi. Canada, 2016.
April 29, 2017 / The Washington Post
by David Maurice Smith

David Maurice Smith documented the lives of people in the northern Ontario community, some of whom still suffer from the trickle-down impact of residential schools, extinguished only in 1996.

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April 28, 2017 / Untold Stories
by David Maurice Smith

People of the Parting Rocks: Gaining cultural context of the Indigenous suicide crisis facing the Cree community of Attawapiskat.

Attawapiskat, Ontario, Canada. A family returns by canoe from cutting firewood in preparation for the cold, long winter ahead. Image by David Maurice Smith. Canada, 2016.
April 28, 2017 / Untold Stories
by David Maurice Smith

To heal the deep wounds left by a dark colonial history and a recent suicide crisis, the Canadian First Nations community of Attawapiskat looks to reconnect with the land and their traditions.

April 27, 2017
by Christopher de Bellaigue

Join a conversation with Pulitzer Center grantee on the transformation of the Islam world, from 1798 into modernity.