Worldwide Locations

Worldwide Locations

religions and philosophies

Journalist M.J. Akbar is also an author and has been a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution since April 2007.
Islam and the West: Myth and Misunderstanding
Indian journalist M.J. Akbar ranges across history, culture to analyze fraught relationship 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
A Buddha statue in Sakya Monastery, Seattle, WA. (Wonderlane/flickr)
The Origins of Buddhism
The life of Buddha, the emergence of Buddhism, basic tenets, and major sects throughout Asia. more
Shakti statue
Shakti: The Power of the Feminine
On Hinduism's power of the feminine and goddess worship. more
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
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
Praying with lanterns (lets.book/Flickr)
Historical and Modern Religions of Korea
An overview of Korea's mainstream religions, from Shamanism to Christianity. more