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Religion

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.

 

The Redemption of MS-13

Danny Gold investigates the movement converting El Salvador’s gang members into born-again Christians.

Iraq's Post-ISIS Campaign of Revenge

The corruption and cruelty of Iraq’s response to suspected jihadis and their families seem likely to lead to the resurgence of the terror group.

Suggestible You

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.

Islam with Chinese Characteristics

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?

Boycott, Divest, Sanctions

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.

Europe's Other Muslim Fringe

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?

Saudi Arabia: A Changing Kingdom

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.

Rejuvenating Ganga

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?

Can Chinese Culture Save China's Environment?

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

India: Damming Sacred Rivers

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

Fight for Areng Valley

A revolution is awakening in Cambodia—with protests led by a monk who is speaking out against the environmental destruction of his country.

Jeffrey Stern and "The Last Thousand"

Jeffrey Stern, former Pulitzer Center grantee, publishes his first book about an Afghanistan minority—and the problems they encounter as the U.S. troops pull out.