Religion

Our ongoing coverage of faith and religion — and its influence on important issues around the globe.

Arts, Culture & Media

How comedy explains what it's like to be Muslim and a woman growing up in the West

Writer and performer Nadia Manzoor is a proud Muslim and feminist — now. But as a headstrong young woman, raised in a conservative Pakistani immigrant family, her curiosity, intellect and wit were not welcomed. Being true to her stubborn and sarcastic spirit, Manzoor has used comedy to push boundaries and promote a more inclusive understanding of Islam.

Lifestyle & Belief

Finding inspiration and empowerment at the first all-women's mosque in the US

Many young Muslim women, here in the US and abroad, are growing up in a world that’s very different from that of their parents. The Internet and social media have given them access to resources and ideas that would have been out of reach a generation ago. For example, back in January, the US's first all-women’s mosque opened in Los Angeles, providing modern Muslim women with new ways to express their religion.

Conflict & Justice

A recently completed Bergen-Belsen documentary shows the Nazis' paths to persecution

Historian Toby Haggith has been trying to complete a project the British government had started near the end of World War II, but never finished. The government collected footage from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camps to prove what happened there. A rough cut was made into a film, but shelved. Now, however, that rough cut has been turned into a final cut.