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Worldwide Locations

religions and philosophies

Nanjing University professor Xu Xin reflects on the historical ties between China, Judaism, and Jews in Washington on Mar. 11, 2011. (4 min., 7 sec.)
Jewish Communities in China: Kaifeng, Harbin, Shanghai
Did Jewish communities in China help pave the way for the country's modernization? more
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf speaks about Islam in a multicultural world in Washington, DC on Feb. 25, 2011.  (Asia Society Washington Center)
Islam in a Multicultural World
Multiculturalism has been integral to the success of America and Malaysia, says Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. more
Indian boys sitting on the Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad in Aug. 2009. (Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)
The Radical Philosopher
Reflections on Gandhi's 140th birthday. more
Sarkhej Roza (Tomb & Mosque Of Ahmad Khattu Ganj Bakhsh) in India.  (flickr/payalvora)
Islamic Belief Made Visual
On Islam and the use of geometric patterns. more
Statue of Buddha in India
The Religions of South Asia
Essay introduces the complex and important role of religion in South Asia, from the earliest civilizations to present. more
Shakti statue
Shakti: The Power of the Feminine
On Hinduism's power of the feminine and goddess worship. more
A Christian shrine in the Philippines (lyng883/Flickr)
Religion in the Philippines
The Philippines boasts to be the only Christian nation in Asia. Learn about its religious diversity and history. more
Shinto Priests marching at Meiji Temple Shrine (chrisjfry/Flickr)
Shinto
A short introduction to Shinto, Japan's native belief system. more
Islamic Republic of Iran (h_de_c/Flickr)
Islamic Iran
An expansive essay on the history of Iran through the first great global age. more
Vajra Pestle and Buddhist Scripture in SiChuan, China (Poorfish/Flickr)
Excerpts from Religious Texts
Comparisons of the great texts of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confuciansm, Christianity, Daoism, Islam, Judaism and Shinto. more