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‘Disgraceful’ Church of England leaves persecuted Nigerians to their fate

by - 15th February 2017

A young girl in her Sunday best at Sho village, Barkin Ladi in Plateau State displays a Fulani bullet scar. Photo: Stefanos Foundation

DOUGLAS Murray visits Nigeria’s killing fields and tells LAPIDO he believes distaste for Nigerian Christianity is impacting its advocacy.  Photo: Stefanos Foundation

Nigerian pastors offer prosperity to lure the poor to church

by - 8th February 2017

WHY do pastors organize programs promising to liberate people from poverty? “That’s how programs sell...You have to tell people what they want to hear,” a pastor tells OLABISI DEJI-FOLUTILE.

After the terror: how Egypt’s Museum of Islamic Art is fighting back

by - 1st February 2017

Seeing is believing: visitors to Cairo Museum of Islamic Art inspect a nineteenth-century Jewish-designed mosque door. Photo: Michael Adel
Seeing is believing: visitors to Cairo Museum of Islamic Art inspect a nineteenth-century Jewish-designed mosque door. Photo: Michael Adel

DAMAGED by ISIS extremists, Egypt’s foremost museum puts a 200-year-old Jewish artifact at the heart of its grand reopening.

Now Brexit gets in way of Counter Extremism Bill

by - 20th January 2017

Fifty revisions and counting: the UK’s Counter Extremism Bill.
Fifty revisions and counting: the UK’s Counter Extremism Bill.

A POTENTIALLY poisonous piece of catch-all anti-radicalization legislation, announced in 2015, looks set for further delays.

UK's top reporters help launch world’s first handbook on religious literacy for media professionals

by - 13th December 2016

Andrew Norfolk criticized ‘utterly feeble’ approach to religious stories. Photo: Geoff Crawford. Copyright Lapido Media
Andrew Norfolk criticized ‘utterly feeble’ approach to religious stories. Photo: Geoff Crawford. Copyright Lapido Media

ANDREW Norfolk, the country’s top investigative reporter, welcomes book and condemns a ‘most un-journalist-like lack of curiosity’ at the government line on religion

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