Religious Fundamentalism | Global Violence | Road to Jerusalem

Beyond the Veil| Eliza Griswold, who has spent the last five years traveling to Nigeria to examine the causes of religious violence, explores the fact the Muslims and Christians in Africa are involved in a numbers game, in her book “The Tenth Parallel”.

At least 10,000 Nigerians have died during Christian-Muslim violence during the past decade.

The tenth parallel north, the line of latitude seven hundred miles north of the equator, is the defining metaphor of our time, according to Griswold. The author’s arguments reinforce our own: all roads lead to Jerusalem whether they begin among fundamentalists in America or Nigeria. Read on — and hear Griswold in a new interview - in World’s Women.