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Eliza Griswold

Journalist and Poet

Author of 'The Tenth Paralel: Dispatches From the Fault LIne Between Christianity and Islam.

Eliza Griswold appears in the following:

Special Operations Forces and the Terrorist Threat in Africa

Thursday, June 26, 2014

How the United States’ special forces are approaching extremist organizations like Boko Haram in Africa.

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Backstory: Sectarian Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa

Thursday, June 07, 2012

There has been an uptick in religious violence in Sub-Saharan Africa recently, including the rise of Islamist groups in Mali, Somalia and Nigeria. Eliza Griswold, a Guggenheim Fellow and author of the book The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam, examines what’s happening and why.

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The Tenth Parallel: Where Christianity and Islam Collide

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Award-winning investigative journalist Eliza Griswold talks about the tenth parallel—the line of latitude 700 miles north of the equator—the geographical and ideological front line where Christianity and Islam collide. In The Tenth Parallel Griswold looks at Nigeria, the Sudan, Somalia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines—places where religious conflicts are also conflicts about land, water, oil, and other natural resources, and where local and tribal issues are often shaped by religious ideas.

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The Tenth Parallel

Monday, August 15, 2011

Award-winning investigative journalist Eliza Griswold talks about the tenth parallel—the line of latitude 700 miles north of the equator—the geographical and ideological front line where Christianity and Islam collide. In The Tenth Parallel Griswold looks at Nigeria, the Sudan, Somalia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines—places where religious conflicts are also conflicts about land, water, oil, and other natural resources, and where local and tribal issues are often shaped by religious ideas.

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Underreported, Part II: Concerns about Terrorism Delay US Aid to Somalia

Thursday, July 21, 2011

More than 2.5 million Somalis are now in desperate need of food, but it wasn’t until late Wednesday that the State Department announced that it would send food aid to the country. The reason? Concerns that sending food aid would be aiding al-Shabab, which controls parts of southern Somalia and which the United States views as a terrorist organization. On today’s Underreported, Eliza Griswold, Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation and author of The Tenth Parallel, describes why the State Department was concerned that al-Shabab would use the food as a weapon and the challenges of providing food aid to areas where aid workers were banned until quite recently.

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Along 'The Tenth Parallel': Tension Between the Christian and Muslim Worlds

Monday, August 30, 2010

The 10th parallel is a latitudinal line situated 700 miles North of the equator. More than half of the world's 1.3 billion Muslims live along it, as does 60 percent of the world's Christians. Journalist and poet Eliza Griswold has recently returned from a seven year journey, on which she traveled between the equator and the 10th parallel. She spent time in countries like Nigeria, the Sudan, Somalia, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, and documented her journey in "The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam."

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