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Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Bridges Religious Lines To Fight Discrimination

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500

NPR's Ari Shapiro asks Farooq Kathwari and Robert Silverman why they have come together to create a new group, the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council.

Pope Francis Warns Media Against Infatuation With Scandal, Citing 'Coprophilia'

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:13:00 -0500

Pope Francis calls on the media to avoid disinformation and "the sickness of coprophilia," comparing a love of scandal to an abnormal fascination with feces.

Reporter's Notebook: What It Was Like As A Muslim To Cover The Election

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 -0500

NPR's Asma Khalid reflects on a year covering politics at a moment when being Muslim was seen as a political problem for some.

'Their Purpose Has Been Served': Standing Rock Leader Asks Protesters To Leave

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:27:00 -0500

A day after the Army Corps of Engineers blocked the proposed route for the Dakota Access Pipeline, the tribal leader said "nothing will happen" until the Trump administration begins.

In Victory For Protesters, Army Halts Construction On Dakota Pipeline

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:45:00 -0500

The Army Corps of Engineers says it's denying a permit for building the oil pipeline right above the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The move comes after months of protests.

South Dakota Soon To Get Its First Rabbi For The First Time In A Generation

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:00 -0500

The state, home to fewer than 1,000 Jews, will have its only full-time Rabbi soon. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Mendel Alperowitz, who will be moving there with his wife Mussie and two children.

Quran Exhibition Shines A Light On The Holy Books' Dedicated Artists

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:49:00 -0500

The Smithsonian show isn't about the words of the Quran so much as the people who laboriously copied it, letter by letter. When they made a mistake, they fixed it with flourish — and sometimes gold.

The Beauty Pageant Contestant Wore A Burkini

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:20:00 -0500

And a hijab, too. She wanted to be true to her Muslim values as she competed in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant.

Muslim Community Fears Backlash After Ohio State Attack

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 05:06:00 -0500

"When I first heard that [the suspect] was Somali, I mean my stomach did fall," another Somali student said. "Not just because of what happened today, but because of what will happen tomorrow."

Hijab-Wearing News Anchor Makes History In Canada

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:01:00 -0500

Ginella Massa is the first person to wear a hijab, the traditional head covering worn by Muslim women, and anchor a major nightly newscast in Canada. She did it last week on Toronto's CityNews.

Dylann Roof Declared Competent To Stand Trial In S.C. Church Killings

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:50:00 -0500

U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel announced his ruling after a two-day competency hearing that was closed to the public. The 22-year-old Roof is facing 33 federal hate crime charges.

If You're Catholic And You've Sinned, There's An App For That

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:53:44 -0500

A Scottish archbishop designed the app. It helps you find the closest spot to go to confession and Mass. The head of the Vatican's Secretariat for Communication called the app "imaginative."

In Upstate New York, A Refugee Haven Prepares For Trump Presidency

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:13:00 -0500

Utica, N.Y., reshaped its culture and economy by opening the door to refugee immigrants. People in Utica are asking what happens to their experiment after President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

The Standing Rock Resistance Is Unprecedented (It's Also Centuries Old)

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:18:00 -0500

Many say the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance is beyond anything they've experienced before. But there are preludes in Native American history, and you don't have to look too far back to find them.

Pope Francis Grants All Priests The Authority To Absolve Abortions

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 07:36:00 -0500

The Vatican has long considered abortion such a grave sin that only bishops can grant absolution. The pope changed that temporarily in 2015; now he's extended the change indefinitely.