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Religion serves as the social bedrock of many communities around the globe, while also acting as a source of division and conflict. Pulitzer Center stories tagged with “Religion” feature reporting on faith, its effects on people’s lives, and the role it plays in civil society. Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on religion.

 

February 06, 2017

The Rebirth of the Shi'a-Sunni Divide

Geneive Abdo

After years of the raging wars in Iraq and Syria, most people still think the conflicts are about territory and political power. But religious practice and belief have a lot to do with it.

October 13, 2016

Suggestible You

Erik Vance

Inside our heads is an ancient power. A tool of miracle-workers, charlatans, witch doctors, hypnotists and physicians alike. It's a basic part of who we are. It's the hidden power of suggestibility.

September 09, 2016

Muslims in Manchester: Countering Islamophobia

Amir Hassan

Amir Hassan reports from Manchester, UK, on Muslim youth who embrace their heritage, using it to promote non-violence, community building, and a sense of global citizenship.

July 15, 2016

A New Rail Line Across Kashmir

Maddy Crowell, Sara Hylton

India is building the first-ever railway to its "lost valley." What will it mean for Kashmir?

June 07, 2016

Islam with Chinese Characteristics

Alice Su

China's Muslim minorities make up only two percent of the population, but comprise 20 million people. How do they relate to Islam, the state, the majority Han Chinese and one another?

February 16, 2016

Boycott, Divest, Sanctions

Oren Rudavsky

On college campuses and in religious institutions across the country, there is renewed focus on Israel, anti-semitism and the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement.

December 28, 2015

Europe's Other Muslim Fringe

Nick Shindo Street

Feminists, LGBT people, artists and other progressive European Muslims are taking ownership of their their faith in innovative ways. How are they shaping the future of Islam in Europe?

April 30, 2015

Saudi Arabia: A Changing Kingdom

Elizabeth Dickinson

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has been on the throne since January 2015, but already has signaled important shifts in the country’s internal governance and foreign policy.

April 07, 2015

Rejuvenating Ganga

Cameron Conaway

India has declared 2015-2016 as Jal Kranti Varsh, or Water Revolution Year. What will this mean for the Ganges, the country’s most sacred and notoriously polluted river?

October 23, 2014

Can Chinese Culture Save China's Environment?

Gary Marcuse, Shi Lihong

The Chinese government and people, confronted with colossal environmental challenges, are turning to cultural traditions that under Communism had long been suppressed.

September 03, 2014

India: Damming Sacred Rivers

Tom Clement

In the Indian border state of Sikkim, indigenous Himalayan communities charted for hydroelectric dam construction fight to protect their sacred rivers.

April 28, 2015|

Meet the Journalist: Alia Malek

One hundred years after the Armenian genocide in Turkey, Alia Malek examines how sectarian allegiances are erasing history as she explores the fate of those living in Turkey, Syria, and Armenia.

April 27, 2016|

Interpreting Global Issues Through Picasso's Guernica

Students researched, they wrote, they interviewed each other. By utilizing the Pulitzer Center’s website, the art project became so much more than a simple painting project. Students became engaged in global issues in a way I had not seen before.

April 11, 2016|

‘Religion in the Public Sphere’ Forum April 25

Washington University in St. Louis day-long forum brings together leading academics and journalists for focus on religion and public policy. Forum concludes with speech by Shaun Casey, Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs at the US State Department.