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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.

 

For Egyptians, The Revolution Continues

Hosni Mubarak’s fall only marked the beginning of a critical transition in Egypt. The historic revolution—Egypt’s quest for democracy, social justice and economic reform—still has a long way to go.

Iraq’s Uncertain Future

The U.S. military has withdrawn on schedule, but many issues remain unresolved in Iraq. These range from massive numbers of displaced people to lingering sectarian conflict.

Kerala: Multiple Improbabilities

Kerala is one of India's most impoverished states, yet it also excels in adult literacy and life expectancy. What is most exceptional, however, is its multiculturalism and religious coexistence.

Kashmir: The Rise of a Hard Faith

Although the region has a long tradition of tolerant Sufism, Kashmir is now seeing a rapid increase in the number of adherents to a puritanical interpretation of Islam imported from Saudi Arabia.

What Turkey Can Teach Egypt

Egypt’s elections have produced big gains for Islamist parties. Can Egypt's Islamists learn from their Turkish counterparts how to end military domination while keeping religion out of politics?

Africa's Abortion Wars

Health experts consider legalized abortion in Africa a potential solution to one of the leading causes of death for women. But cultural taboos and colonial laws present challenges.

Egypt: Bloodbath at Maspero

On October 9, Egypt’s security forces attacked protesters—mostly Coptic Christians—who had gathered near state media headquarters, resulting in the worst violence since Hosni Mubarak resigned.

Pakistani Girl Defies Honor Killing

Kidnapped and raped by four men, a 17-year-old Pakistani girl fights an uphill battle against Pakistan’s trial procedures and the stigma of not submitting to an honor killing.