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Callista Gingrich Confirmed As Ambassador To The Vatican

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:58:00 -0400

The wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was nominated in May to represent the United States at the Holy See.

Chicago's Jewish Community Unites To Be More Inclusive Of People With Disabilities

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 17:55:00 -0400

Houses of worship struggle with how to be inclusive of people with disabilities. An ambitious effort in Chicago is part of a nation-wide movement to help synagogues be more welcoming.

Bannon: 'It's A Season Of War Against The GOP Establishment'

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 17:05:00 -0400

Bannon's speech at the Values Voter Summit wasn't overtly religious but he opened by reading from the Bible to make his case that the time was ripe for the type of crusade he wants to wage.

Trump To Values Voters: In America 'We Don't Worship Government, We Worship God'

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:33:00 -0400

The president became the first sitting president to address the Values Voter Summit, an annual D.C. gathering of religious conservatives, as he solidifies his ties to the GOP's evangelical wing.

On Halloween, Remember: Voodoo Isn't Black Magic

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Halloween is nigh. Does your costume pass the racial sensitivity test? That's our topic this week on Ask Code Switch.

'Here, We Are United': A Puerto Rico Church Offers Comfort After Hurricane Maria

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 11:02:00 -0400

A church in Utuado, in Puerto Rico's central mountainous region, is open for a community reeling from the effects of Maria — including deaths from landslides, lack of electricity and blocked roads.

'Ask A Muslim Anything'

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 07:52:42 -0400

Robert Azzi is a Lebanese-American from New Hampshire. He's holding town hall meetings he calls "Ask a Muslim Anything" to explain his faith to his neighbors.

Pence In Las Vegas: 'We Are United In Our Resolve To End Such Evil'

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 19:59:00 -0400

The vice president addressed Las Vegans who had taken part in a unity prayer walk. "We do mourn with those who mourn, and grieve with those who grieve," he said.

Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Trump's Religious Ambassador Nominee

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:47:00 -0400

President Trump nominated Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to be ambassador at large for international religious freedom. Brownback is a Christian conservative, but says he would advocate for all faiths.

How Yom Kippur Fasts Became All About The Feasts

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 07:00:00 -0400

The Jewish holiday of reflection and hope tends to bring everyone to the heaping table of traditional foods when fasting is over, But celebrating with a huge feast was not always the case.

What The Yom Kippur Fast Means To A Ugandan Jew

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 15:32:00 -0400

Shadrach Mugoya Levi sometimes went hungry when he was growing up. So a day without eating isn't that unusual. But it is meaningful.

When The Parents Are White, The Child Is Black, And The Churches Are Segregated

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Its a familiar American trope: The most segregated time for Christians is 11 a.m. on Sunday. This week, on Ask Code Switch, where does an interracial family find a pew?

Why 'Why Buddhism Is True' Is True

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:50:00 -0400

In his new book, Robert Wright explores Buddhism's take on our suffering, our anxiety and our general dis-ease — where he sees it lining up with scientific fields, says blogger Adam Frank.

Earthquake In Mexico Hit Churches Hard in Puebla State

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:58:00 -0400

The central Mexican town of Cholula is rich in colonial architecture and home to many churches. It's said there are actually 365 — one for every day of the year. But many were damaged by the quake.

Goodbye, For Now, To A Vital Source For Native American News

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:01:14 -0400

Indian Country Today Media Network announced it would "cease active operations." That leaves a big hole in news coverage by, and about, Native Americans.