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'You've Hijacked My Heart': Valentines That Fight Islamophobia With Humor

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:27:00 -0500

Activist-artist Tanzila Ahmed's snarky cards challenge stereotypes about Muslim-Americans. "With humor, you're able to sneak into people's consciousness and get them to think differently," she says.

On Streets Of New York, The Penitent Pause For A Portrait

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:31:00 -0500

Photographer Greg Miller has been documenting Ash Wednesday for two decades. Now those strangers he stopped on the street are part of his upcoming book, Unto Dust.

Some Christian Leaders Say Deportations Would Jeopardize Their Churches

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:24:00 -0500

The increased dependence on immigrants to fill U.S. church pews means that Christian leaders have a big stake in the current debate over immigration policy.

'Semla Man': The Pastry-Eating Superhero Sweden Needs On Fat Tuesday

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:27:00 -0500

The Swedes are fiercely devoted to almond paste- and whipped cream-filled semla. (One king died after gorging on them.) And the day before Lent is game time for feasting before the fast.

Public Officials In Town With Polygamous Sect Resign After Elections

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:57:39 -0500

One man's resignation letter said it is against his faith to follow a woman or to work with "apostates." A woman had been elected mayor and church members had lost city council seats.

Pro Trump And Pro DACA: An Evangelical Minister Shares His Views

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 16:55:32 -0500

The deadline for Congress to address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, is March 5. NPR's Michel Martin speaks to Rev. Johnnie Moore, a Trump advisor who is pro DACA.

At Prayer Breakfast, Trump Says Faith Is Central To American Life

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:59:13 -0500

The president spoke at the 66th annual National Prayer Breakfast, largely sticking to his script a year after using the event to talk about TV ratings.

Building A Latino-Muslim Coalition With #TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:47:00 -0500

It's just what it sounds like. Food trucks show up at mosques to hand out free halal tacos after religious services. The goal: to foster unity between two communities facing increasing discrimination.

All The Rage Of Aquarius: How Astrology Hangs On

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:18:30 -0500

Why does everyone keep talking about Mercury retrograde?

Australian Prime Minister To Issue National Apology For Child Sexual Abuse

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 05:28:08 -0500

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he would make a national apology to victims of institutional child sexual abuse. A recent report heard thousands of stories of abuse spanning decades.

Polish President Signs Bill Giving Jail Time For Implicating Poland In The Holocaust

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:41:40 -0500

The measure would make it illegal to accuse Poland of complicity in crimes committed by Nazi Germany. First, the controversial legislation will go to constitutional tribunal for review.

After Defending Controversial Bishop, Pope To Send Sex Abuse Investigator To Chile

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 12:57:00 -0500

Pope Francis questioned survivors' accounts and defended a Chilean bishop accused of a coverup. But the Vatican announced Tuesday that a top envoy will now look into survivors' claims.

For 'Heaven's Gate' Podcast Host, The Cult Story Hits Close To Home

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 17:18:00 -0500

When he first heard about the 1997 Heaven's Gate mass suicide, Glynn Washington says, "It felt like that was something that my group could have done."

Amid #MeToo, Evangelicals Grapple With Misconduct In Their Own Churches

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 11:42:00 -0500

Christians focus deeply on a narrative of sin and redemption, but that theme can complicate how church leaders respond to sexual misconduct within their own ranks.

Jews Feast On Forbidden Foods To Remember Rabbis' Radical Banquet

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Ancient Jewish teachings ban pork, shellfish, and meat mixed with dairy in the same meal. Some modern Jews wanting to evolve the way they eat look to a scandalous feast of the past for inspiration.