June 19, 2015

International Yoga Day – (Sunday 21 June) - is one of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s more impressive political achievements. It is also a source of controversy.

Yoga enthusiasts across the world are preparing to celebrate the first International Yoga Day on 21 Ju...

June 12, 2015

You might not think that ‘what jihadis do in their spare time’ would be a topic of much interest, but it’s one that has been under-reported and is just now breaking into public awareness.

Much of the credit for this goes to Robyn Creswell and Bernard Haykel for their cu...

June 10, 2015

AS political debates around immigration become increasingly fierce, the public perception of migrant communities in the UK seems to become ever more hostile.

In fact, both religion and language – closely connected areas of human identity – have become areas of considera...

June 5, 2015

A leading American academic has denounced the latest Muslim declaration against elected Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as a call for ‘religious violence’.

Samuel Tadros of Hudson Institute in Washington DC told Lapido that ‘Egypt Call’, a 13-point document publ...

June 3, 2015

The survival of Syriac Christianity, across almost two thousands years of history, is in peril.

Nour is a young Syrian Christian living in Canada.

He left Syria to escape the civil war.

The churches that make up the Syriac Christian tradition boast some of the oldest litu...

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