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Temple in Vietnam (vicguinda/Flickr)
Religion in Vietnam
An introductory essay on Vietnamese world view throughout the ages. 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
 A leaf from a popular Indian comic book version of Ramayana.
Ramayana
Tragedy, love, deception, envy, adventure - who knew religious texts could be so epic? more
Laozi: The Old Master
A short introduction to Laozi and Daoism. more
(Philip Klinger/flickr)
Korean Thought
A Korean origin myth described in context of Korean society and as a comparison to Western thought. 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
A Qur'an from Indonesia. Courtesy Lontar Foundation.
Islamic Calligraphy and the Illustrated Manuscript
The calligraphic tradition, which grew out of the demand for illuminated Qur'ans, became an important art form worldwide. more
A mosque in Isfahan, Iran. (seier+seier+seier/flickr)
Islamic Belief Through Geometric Motifs
Written for educators, this introductory essay on geometric motifs on Muslim architecture, texts, and textiles. more
Muslim women in Indonesia (vikz/flickr)
Islam in Southeast Asia
An essay about the spread of Islam into Southeast Asia and how religion and expression fit within societal contexts. more