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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.

 

No Place on Earth

In a new book from FotoEvidence, Pulitzer Center grantee Patrick Brown's photography gives horrific depth to the Rohingya genocide.

The Hazara

A look into the sacred spaces of the Hazara Shia, the third largest group ethnic group in Afghanistan.

Russia’s War in Ukraine Leads to Historic Split in the Orthodox Church

The Orthodox Church in Ukraine has been under the authority of Moscow since 1686. Until the 2014 war with Russia, that situation bothered few. Now a growing number of congregations, approximately 500 so far, have joined a new independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, angering Russian President Vladimir Putin.

'Who Is This Stupid God?'

While President Rodrigo Duterte wages a relentless war on the Catholic Church of the Philippines, a strident bishop fights to restore his country's moral foundations.

Lost at Home: Pakistan's Ahmadi Muslims

Ahmadi Muslims are prohibited from "posing as Muslims" under Pakistan's constitution. Stranded in-between both societal and state-sanctioned persecution, Ahmadis are left without a home.

Iran Wins in Iraq

In a multi-part series for PBS NewsHour , Reza Sayah and Gelareh Kiazand look at Iran’s influence in its war-torn neighbor.

Catholic Sex Abuse in Guam

Guam is reeling from nearly 100 lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by various Catholic priests, including the archbishop. Why has it taken so long for these accusations to surface?

Germany: Religion for the Resettled

How are newly arrived refugees interacting with preexisting Muslim, Christian and other religious communities in Germany? What role does faith play in their integration, or lack thereof?

Mainstreaming Pakistan's Tribal Areas

Even as they grapple with US drones, the Pakistani military, and al-Qaeda and Taliban jihadis, the seven million residents of FATA are struggling to bring the rule of law to their land.

Morocco as a Moderate Islamic Hub

Morocco is on the verge of transformation, maneuvering to be a financial and political leader in Africa and hub for tolerant Islam. Will a divided society go along with its liberal king?

A Woman's Crime and Punishment

When unmarried sex is outlawed, pregnancy out of wedlock is proof of a crime. Women are jailed—along with their babies.

The Rebirth of the Shi'a-Sunni Divide

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.

Meet Student Fellow Yasmin Bendaas

Wake Forest University student reporting fellow Yasmin Bendaas examines the tradition of facial tattooing in Algeria.

Gender Lens: Refugees and Migration

Journalists and activists joined together for a conversation on the impact of gender and gender roles on the refugee experience—exploring how the most vulnerable are affected and how they cope.

‘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.

Analyzing How the Press Depicts Islam

Students will expand their understanding of Islam by comparing press coverage to what Muslims in the Middle East are doing to try to prevent the world from misunderstanding what most Muslims believe.

Religion and Power

Students will analyze the role of religion in many different aspects of people’s lives and analyze how deeply faith can impact a society’s progress.