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Current History (2023) 122 (845): 209–216.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Levi McLaughlin The shocking murder of Japan’s former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe by a gunman motivated by anger at the politician’s ties to the controversial Unification Church sparked a massive outcry that amplified long-standing anxieties about religion in Japan. This article surveys...
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Current History (2023) 122 (843): 143–148.
Published: 01 April 2023
... at the Taliban’s approach toward the international community and the resulting limited pathways for constructive engagement. jackson@armedgroupscentre.org f.weigand@lse.ac.uk © 2023 by The Regents of the University of California 2023 Afghanistan Taliban governance religion Islam...
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Current History (2023) 122 (843): 155–157.
Published: 01 April 2023
... heritage cities religion India Varanasi Hindutva Hindu nationalism Islam Religion, a beacon of peace and hope to humanity, has ignited acrimony and violent conflicts throughout history. Lately, heritage—both tangible and intangible, from monuments and cities to language and culture—has become...
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Current History (2023) 122 (841): 63–68.
Published: 01 February 2023
... against humanity. garrard@austin.utexas.edu © 2023 by The Regents of the University of California 2023 Guatemala Pentecostalism evangelicals religion violence civil society Guatemala has a unique contemporary history, defined by a protracted armed conflict. This government...
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Current History (2022) 121 (834): 123–128.
Published: 01 April 2022
... to provide financial support to members of the same neighborhood, despite their belonging to a different religion. This context is key to some of the most significant interfaith exchanges among economically underprivileged social groups. With meager resources at home, communities remain open to other...
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Current History (2022) 121 (834): 154–156.
Published: 01 April 2022
... of the University of California 2022 India culture Bollywood cinema Hindu nationalism religion public sphere Comedian Vir Das’s state-of-the-nation monologue Two Indias oscillates between the vision of a tolerant, secular, diverse democracy and its descent into a totalitarian dystopia. As he...
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Current History (2021) 120 (830): 366–371.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., and Druze merchants in Sidon were forced to leave their homes and had their goods confiscated by Shia. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 Druze religion Islam diaspora Middle East Israel Lebanon Syria Belief in the oneness of God Exalted be His essence...
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Current History (2021) 120 (828): 280–286.
Published: 01 October 2021
... themselves as partners of the state, even if their beliefs are not always fully aligned. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 Russia religion human rights civil rights racism authoritarianism In 2001, a congregant of one of Moscow’s oldest and largest Protestant...
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Current History (2021) 120 (826): 200–202.
Published: 01 May 2021
...William F. S. Miles A new book explores how a community in southern Africa has turned to genetic testing to advance a claim to Jewish ancestry. The reviewer puts the episode in the broader context of diverse Jewish groups across the continent for whom religion is a matter of practice, not just...
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Current History (2021) 120 (825): 146–151.
Published: 01 April 2021
... them. This tradition is not a muddled synthesis of Islam and Hinduism; it is rooted in the history of settlement in the region. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 Bangladesh India religion Islam Hinduism environment climate change As Bangladesh took steps...
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Current History (2021) 120 (825): 162–164.
Published: 01 April 2021
... historians who contributed to a Hindu-centric idea of India. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 India history colonialism religion Hinduism The Loss of Hindustan: The Invention of India Manan Ahmed Asif Harvard University Press, 2020 Manan Ahmed Asif...
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Current History (2018) 117 (803): 350–354.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents of the University of California Erol Balkan Ahmet Öncü Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan globalization middle class social mobility inequality education culture religion Justice and Development Party 350 The AKP s neoliberal...
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Current History (2018) 117 (800): 222–228.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Reformasi movement student activists Suharto Islam religion human rights populism Jakarta Basuki Tjahaja Purnama Ahok Prabowo Subianto 222 Reformasi-era values concerning citizen welfare and the public good remain deeply entrenched among a small but vocal segment of society...
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Current History (2018) 117 (798): 148–150.
Published: 01 April 2018
... India Pakistan Myanmar South Asia religion intolerance blasphemy Narendra Modi Hindu nationalism democracy Rohingya Islam extremism Tehreek-e-Labbaik minorities PERSPECTIVE Rising Religious Intolerance in South Asia NEETI NAIR 148 South Asia has historically been known for its...
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Current History (2017) 116 (792): 271–276.
Published: 01 October 2017
... Patriarchate Western liberalism civil rights human rights foreign policy Pussy Riot traditional values antiliberalism social conservatism religion Christianity 271 The Russian Orthodox Church has emerged as a powerful force for cultural, social, and political conservatism. The Russian...
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Current History (2017) 116 (791): 244–246.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Robert P. Weller A veteran journalist explores the surprisingly varied and vibrant array of religious groups that are now thriving in a country that is officially atheist but searching for something to believe in. The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao , by Ian Johnson...
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Current History (2017) 116 (786): 31–34.
Published: 01 January 2017
... Ottoman Empire Turkey Caliphate pan-Arabism sharia political Islam Islamists religion state building women's rights 31 [The] incorporation of Islam within state institutions nationalized religious authorities and teachings, giving rise to a hegemonic version of the faith. The Nationalist...
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Current History (2016) 115 (779): 95–101.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of California Rahsaan Maxwell Europe cultural diversity immigration globalization intermarriage international cuisine hip-hop music religion Christianity Islam 95 Cultural Diversity and Its Limits in Western Europe RAHSAAN MAXWELL The next generation of diverse Europeans will inhabit...
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Current History (2014) 113 (762): 157–162.
Published: 01 April 2014
... of California T.V Paul soft power India global world globalization globalizing military economic demographic assets culture values institutions religion resources vegetarian marketing cuisine music bhangra karnatik ghazal sitar Shankar inherent Buddhism amartya sen Bollywood...
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Current History (2002) 101 (656): 259–266.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Protestant religion repression Jiang Zemin China s leaders are well aware of the dangers of precipitating a Falun Gong style campaign against another religious group, and appear eager to avoid doing so. Stung by the Falun Gong s tenacity and exhausted by the extraordi- nary measures required to flog...