Religion & Power

En todas las intersecciones de las calles de Ghana hay postes con señales y anuncios de iglesias, muchas de ellas creadas y dirigidas por una sola persona, un profeta, un pastor. Son incontables. Durante el servicio, la música es muy importante para crear el estado de ánimo adecuado, y cada iglesia tiene su propio grupo de músicos. Image by Tomaso Clavarino. Ghana, 2017.
March 15, 2018
by Tomaso Clavarino

While churches in the economic north are emptying out, those in the global south—especially in Africa—are growing. In Ghana, Evangelicalism and Pentecostalism are booming, but at what price?

Youngsters during Sunday service at the Streams of Power church in Accra. Image by Tomaso Clavarino. Ghana, 2017.
March 14, 2018 / El Pais
by Tomaso Clavarino

The heart of world Christianity has shifted south. In Africa, pastors exhibit their wealth, and ordinary believers, although poor, make donations to churches that respond to their material desires.

Shula Lavyel and her younger sister, Avivit, with their father (right) and his two siblings, in front of their house in Haifa being built. Image courtesy of Shula Lavyel. British Mandate of Palestine, 1935.
March 9, 2018 / Moment
by Tomasz Cebrat

When Polish Jews immigrated to Israel, they shaped and adopted a new, Zionist identity. Today, Polish Jews and non-Jewish Poles re-examine complex memories, a shared past, and the roots of judgment...

Mabkhout Ali al Ameri stands with his 18-month-old son, Mohammed, in the village of al Ghayil in Yemen’s al Bayda province. Mabkhout’s wife, Fatim Saleh Mohsen, was shot in the back of the head by helicopter gunship fire as she fled with Mohammed in her arms during a U.S. raid. Image courtesy of The Intercept. Yemen, 2017.
February 26, 2018
by Iona Craig

Pulitzer Center grantee Iona Craig has been honored with the prestigious George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting for her work covering the Trump administration's botched raid in Yemen.

Emergency care physician Rodrigo Lobo was the first to suspect a yellow fever outbreak in the area around Teófilo Otoni, Brazil. The city is about 460 miles north of Rio de Janeiro. Image by Mark Hoffman. Brazil, 2017.
February 15, 2018
by Zach Fannin, Jennifer Stephens

Pulitzer Center-supported journalists and student fellows screen films and discuss their global health related reporting, from climate change to domestic violence.

A Rohingya refugee displays her burn scars. Image by Doug Bock Clark. Bangladesh, 2017.
February 15, 2018
by Doug Bock Clark, Nahal Toosi

Pulitzer Center grantee journalists Doug Bock Clark and Nahal Toosi provide first-hand information from Myanmar and surrounding region.  

A boy carries another child in Kutapalong Refugee Camp. In this unofficial camp, tents are constructed with plastic tarps that had been used to evaporate seawater. Image by Doug Bock Clark. Bangladesh, 2017.
February 14, 2018
by Doug Bock Clark, Rebecca Hamilton

Join the Pulitzer Center and American University for a conversation over the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar with journalist Doug Clark.

A sign from the October 2016 protests against the anti-abortion law. Image courtesy Iga Lubczańska/CC BY 2.0. Poland, 2016.
February 7, 2018
by Alex Cocotas

Alex Cocotas, a freelance journalist based in Berlin, reports on women's rights in Poland.

Alexei Navalny, Putin's opposition, at a campaign event. Image from PBS NewsHour. Russia, 2017.
February 7, 2018
by Nick Schifrin

How is Russia working to reshape its national identity? Hear from a journalist who spent weeks in the country examining everything from bilateral relationships to the fate of Vladimir Putin’s enemies...

Czarny Protest. Image by Iga Lubczańska/CC BY 2.0. Poland, 2017.
January 26, 2018 / The Baffler
by Alex Cocotas

After historic protests in 2016, has the reality of women's rights in Poland improved?

"Refugees Welcome" reads graffiti in one part of Berlin, Germany, the country that took in the most asylum seekers during the 2015 refugee crisis. Image by Alice Su. Germany, 2017.
January 19, 2018
by Alice Su

Journalist Alice Su speaks about her 2017 project on religion among resettled refugees in Germany, a country that has accepted more asylum seekers than any other European country.

Image by Juanedc/CC BY 2.0. Qatar, 2010.
January 16, 2018 / BRIGHT Magazine
by Ana P. Santos

For migrant workers in this country, getting pregnant is the beginning of a nightmare.