Religion

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

Revelers prepare for Holy Week; Myanmar celebrates its New Year water festival; and the search for survivors of the South Korea ferry sinking continues.

Slide Show |

Feature

For the Mothers of Tondo

Why the surprising Philippine Supreme Court ruling on reproductive health rights is a big win for women -- and a blow to the church.

Tom Hundley |

Argument

Why India Is Overdue for Economic Reform

If Narendra Modi wins, India's leftists will have no one to blame but themselves.

Shikha Dalmia |

Tea Leaf Nation

Infographic: Jesus More Popular Than Mao on China's Twitter

A surprising disparity between Communist and Christian chatter.

Bethany Allen |

Argument

Say No to Civil War

The coming election in Iraq could decide the fate of the country's struggling democracy. The United States needs to take a stand.

Saleh Mutlaq |

Argument

Francis's Papal Bull

Why is a progressive pope allowing anti-gay bishops to preach hate?

Michael O'Loughlin |

Argument

Shoring Up the Fragile State

Societies attempting to make the transition to democracy should start by establishing a consensus on basic values.

Seth Kaplan |

Slide Show

The March/April Issue

The trouble with high speed rail in China; how small satellites are turning space into a DIY playground; and what happens to "child sorcerers" in Congo.

FP Staff |

Feature

'On Va Tuer Les Demons'<br />('We Will Kill the Demons')

Fear, faith, and the hunt for child sorcerers in Congo.

Deni Béchard |

Slide Show

Celebrating in Color

India celebrates Holi, the Hindu spring festival of colors.

FP Staff |

Argument

Mahmoud Abbas and the 'Jewish State'

In refusing to recognize Israel as the “Jewish state,” the Palestinian leader is denying a fact that even Yasser Arafat was willing to admit.

Robert Satloff |

In Box

The Slow Track to Happiness

Religion makes you poorer. It also makes you happier. If you think that's a contradiction, you're wrong.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Dispatch

Riptide

A deadly surge of revenge violence has seized the Central African Republic -- and peacekeepers seem powerless to stop it. 

Peter Bouckaert |

Christian Caryl

African Growing Pains

Africa is poised for economic growth. But it won't all be smooth sailing.

Christian Caryl |

Christian Caryl

In 2014, It's Not Just About the Ballot Box

The year ahead will tell us a lot about the state of democracy around the world. But voting is just one part of the story.

Christian Caryl |

Dispatch

Angels and Demons

Pentecostalism is the world's fastest growing religious movement. But in much of Africa, it's fueling witch-hunts and the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Jill Filipovic |

Feature

Resurrection

Pope Francis brings the freshness of the Gospel to the Catholic Church.

E.J. Dionne Jr. |

Christian Caryl

The Heretical Pope Francis vs. Rush Limbaugh

When a radical pope says it's time we stopped treating capitalism like it's a religion, American conservatives get preachy.

Christian Caryl |

The List

The World’s Most Jaw-Dropping Reality TV Shows

Live sex, human Tetris, baby giveaways, and more.

Catherine A. Traywick |

Dispatch

The Listener-In-Chief

On the road with Burma's reformist president.

Gwen Robinson |

Christian Caryl

Does the World Need a Vatican Spring?

Pope Francis wants to reform the church. But does that mean giving believers a vote?

Christian Caryl |

Marc Lynch

The Entrepreneurs of Cynical Sectarianism

Why the Middle East's identity conflicts go way beyond the Sunni-Shiite divide.

Marc Lynch |

Christian Caryl

The LGBT Global Values Gap

The world is profoundly divided over gay rights -- and it's going to get worse before it gets better.

Christian Caryl |

Slide Show

The Town with No Tomorrow

Snapshots of life in a Siberian town that's lost its livelihood.

Prachi Vidwans |

The List

Martin Luther and the Viral Superstars

5 pioneers of social media, from before social media was an annoying buzzword.

Tom Standage |

Christian Caryl

Eulogy for a Quiet Revolutionary

What today’s activists can learn from the life and times of the heroic Polish politician who passed away earlier this week.

Christian Caryl |

Terms of Engagement

The Global War on Thinking Bad Thoughts

Can America really win the battle against Islamic extremism?

James Traub |

Dispatch

Russia's New Black Widows

The deadly and mysterious new breed of female suicide bomber.

Yulia Yuzik |

Putinology

The Race War in Russia's Capital

How simmering ethnic hatred in Moscow exploded into violence.

Anna Nemtsova |

The Pulse

Next Year in Jerusalem

Do American Jews think peace with Palestine is possible?

Bruce Stokes |