Ela Bittencourt talks to the director of Losing Sonia, a profile of an Orthodox nun and icon painter who reflects the changes in modern Russia.
Your right to swing your fist in religious practice ends when your fist reaches my nose, or uterus.
The journalist and “accidental theologist” discusses distinguishing human from legend in her latest book on the founder of Islam.
This week, Guernica Daily explores the idea of End Times.
Recent Islamist politics have turned the holy month of Muharram into a time of battle. Facing mounting violence, Karachi enters the Muslim year 1434 as a city under siege.
Pussy Riot’s Yekaterina Samutsevich on protest, art, and freedom
Joe McCarthy would understand today’s Islamophobia.
Doug Saunders’s new book fights fears about “the Islamization of America” with historical and sociological fact, but slippery terminology gets in the way.
What the all-you-can-eat buffet tells us about misguided nostalgia, overcoming privation, and the RNC.
Seven months into her husband’s depression, Diane called the church secretary. She wanted the elders to come over and anoint Mitch with oil.
The director of the Arab Association of New York talks with Meaghan Winter about mosque monitoring, civil liberties, and kids asking ‘why do they hate us?’
Banned in China and avoided by the American media, the Falun Gong movement turns twenty.
France has institutionalized discrimination against Muslims, Sikhs, and Jews—but that hasn’t stopped India, home to large populations of Muslims and Sikhs, from brokering an international arms deals with the country.
Reza Aslan on his groundbreaking anthology, the failure to build bridges between the West and Middle East, how poets can help, and the internet can’t.
Just in time for the holidays, a new CD compiles a who’s who of banned musicians from around the world.
Two New York City Muslims discuss the Islamic imperative to care for the earth.
The polemicist discusses Tariq Ramadan’s love of extremist sheikhs, Islamism’s ties to Hitler, and the intellectual confusion of liberal journalists.
Europe is struggling to come to terms with its Muslim minority. What are the consequences of the intolerance and the violence for the continent and for literature? Paul Berman and a lauded panel chime in.
Around Friday heaven arrives; they no longer supply / hell (it stays on the shelf too long), but I’ve got / hell at home, as well as heaven and the saints.
This book is a weapon. It will teach you how to think.