Stories: Religious Tension

  • Myanmar Villages Burned in Deadly Religious Violence

    At least five people have been killed and hundreds displaced in the latest wave of religious violence in Myanmar. Muslims near the coastal town of Thandwe said they spent Tuesday night hiding in forests as mobs of Buddhist men armed with machetes stormed a string of villages, burning mosques and any home not marked with a Buddhist flag. By...

  • Dozens Slain in Bombing at Pakistan Church

    Pakistan’s beleaguered Christian community suffered its worst ever attack on Sunday after two suicide bombers attacked a landmark 19th century church in Peshawar, killing 75 people and wounding dozens more. The attack, which has been condemned across Pakistan’s political spectrum and sparked protests by Christians around the country, represents a major challenge to the government of...

  • A Gunmaker in Nigeria

    Mmemme’s friends gave him his nickname, an affectionate, long-held one, which means “to boast”; they said he would show off incessantly as a boy, like a precocious rapper.Mmemme is an Igbo word; the Igbos are one of Nigeria’s more than two hundred and fifty ethnic groups, and are mainly found in...