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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.

 

Living in a Buddhist Temple

An inside look at a typical day at a Thai Buddhist temple. This field note shows a glimpse into many Buddhist traditions and rituals.

Prophets and Profits

In Africa, Evangelical, Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches are attracting a growing number of believers.

Inside the Dark, Opulent World of Ghana's Churches

In Ghana, the Evangelical, Pentecostal and Charismatic churches are seeing an unprecedented growth in popularity, promising their followers wealth, health and new worlds of opportunity. But, as photojournalist Tomaso Clavarino discovers, things might not be so simple.

Prophets and Profits

Grantee Tomaso Clavarino reports on the the growing influence of evangelical churches in Africa.

How to Do Business with God

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.

Jewish Poland: A Lost Connection, a Forgotten Identity

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 about each other's nations.

Offshore Postcard: Confronting Faith

In a new episode of Offshore, produced by Honolulu Civil Beat and PRX, Anita Hofschneider explores the significance of recent lawsuits being brought against Guam’s Catholic Church for sexual abuse.

The Parsis of Mumbai

Mumbai’s influential Zoroastrian community faces extinction even as its conservative and reform-minded factions debate who counts as a legitimate member of the 3,000 year-old faith.

The Catholic Church and the Modern Era

The Catholic Church stands at a crossroads—church attendance in Europe has decreased and the millennial generation is becoming detached. Can Pope Francis and the Church adapt to the modern era?

Syria: Children of ISIS

How some of northern Syria’s children are being reared into a life of praying and jihad by a new kind of puritanical islamist group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham.

Shame: HIV/AIDS and the Church in Jamaica

Jamaica is proud of its religious tradition, but how has the Jamaican church responded to the complex challenges of HIV/AIDS in a changing society?

Saudi Arabia's Shifting Islamic Landscape

Saudi Arabia's religious landscape is evolving, posing challenges to the ultraconservative version of Islam on which the kingdom was founded. What will that mean for its future governance?

Atlas of Pentecostalism

An interactive visual guide to the world's most rapidly growing religious movement.

Honduras: "Aqui Vivimos"

"Honduras: Aqui Vivimos" ("Honduras: We Live Here") explores the social conditions—abject poverty, corruption, political disillusionment, and gang culture—that have made Honduras a violent country.

How Assad Hangs On

Many experts thought Assad would be out of power by now. But the initial popular uprising has devolved into religious and ethnic strife. Assad is seen by some as the best hope for stability.

Belfast: A City Divided

It has been 15 years since the end of Northern Ireland's Troubles yet in Belfast, a city carved by "Peace Walls," the tension is still palpable.

Deadly Cycle: Nigeria's Silent Abortion Crisis

In the megalopolis of Lagos, Nigeria, abortion is legally restricted and contraception is hard to come by. What are the consequences for this city's exploding youth population?

The Creative Chaos of Libya

Despairing of the ability of their squabbling leaders and militiamen to reestablish the state, Libyans are busy reviving the country on their own.