Islamophobia Is Not Racism

Imperialism and structural inequalities are highly relevant to the post-Cold War framing of Islam on a global scale, but neither race or “phobia” captures the full complexity of the power dynamics at play.

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The Pastor as Sexual Object

The modern-day Pentecostal pastor is a widely sought after existential micromanager: a blend of spiritual guide, financial coach, marriage counselor, fashion icon, travel advisor, all-purpose celebrity, and last but not least, the center of an erotic economy.

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ACI Africa – Pentecostal Pastors and the Crisis of Political Authority in Africa

Since January of this year, the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Nigeria has hosted Divine Encounter and Shiloh Hour, a special monthly ministration and prayer service, in Abuja, the Nigerian Federal Capital Territory (FCT). April’s version of Divine Encounter took place in the city’s 60,000 capacity National Stadium complex against a backdrop of a prolonged fuel scarcity that virtually crippled social life and economic activities across the country. Read the full article »

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