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NPR's stories on U.S. and world religion, spirituality, ethics, and moral issues affecting society and culture. Subscribe to NPR Religion RSS feeds.

Last Build Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 11:49:00 -0400

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Need Advice? The 'Ask Code Switch' Column Is Coming Soon

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 11:49:00 -0400

Stuck in a racial quandary? We got your back.

Palestinians Cheer Israel's Removal Of Security Measures At Historic Mosque

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:19:00 -0400

Jerusalem's mufti Mohammed Hussein declared an end to recent protests, saying Muslims will again pray inside Al-Aqsa Mosque after Israeli police removed security equipment from its entrance.

Kansas Gov. Brownback To Be Nominated Ambassador For Religious Freedom

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:44:00 -0400

He tweeted, "Religious Freedom is the first freedom." If confirmed, he'll leave office with critics unhappy at the effect of tax cuts he championed, but others supportive of his conservative policies.

Muslims In The U.S. Face Increased Discrimination, PEW Report Says

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:53:00 -0400

A newly-released poll from the Pew Research Center finds Muslims in the U.S. are facing increased discrimination but are optimistic about being both Muslim and American.

The Controversy Over Comprehensive Sex Ed

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:06:30 -0400

How well did your sex education serve you?

Chaledean Christians, Who Helped Bring Trump Victory, Now Face Deportation

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:41:18 -0400

Support from Iraqi Christians helped deliver Donald Trump Michigan. Now some of their friends and family are facing deportation. Host Michel Martin talks to Michigan State Representative Klint Kesto.

With New Security Measures, Tensions Remain High In Jerusalem's Old City

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:41:00 -0400

After attackers killed two police officers at a site holy to both Muslims and Jews, Israel installed metal detectors, setting off protests and violence. Israel is now considering alternative security.

3 Palestinians Killed In Violent Clashes With Israelis Near Jerusalem Religious Site

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

In a day of intensifying violence, three Palestinians were killed during a wave of clashes with Israeli forces. Later a Palestinian stabbed to death three Israelis in a West Bank Jewish settlement.

Tensions Spike In Jerusalem's Old City Over Metal Detectors At Muslim Shrine

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:01:00 -0400

Worshippers who refused to pass through the metal detectors chose instead to pray next to them.

Palestinians Protest Metal Detectors At Holy Site

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:56:04 -0400

Palestinians are angry with Israel for installing metal detectors at a site that is holy to both Jews and Muslims. The new security comes after a shooting there Friday.

Boston Launches Anti-Islamophobia Poster Campaign

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:01:00 -0400

A poster offers advice on how a bystander can help someone experiencing anti-Muslim harassment — without challenging the harasser. "Education is key to fighting intolerance," the mayor says.

Militant Right-Wing Activists Protest Religious Community With Peaceful History

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 17:08:00 -0400

A small enclave of mostly African-American Muslim families have become a fixation for right-wing groups who claim it's used as a terrorist training camp. But neighbors say they're friendly people.

Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:06:30 -0400

Iraq marks a major moment, Brazil sends its former president to prison and President Trump looks for an alternative agreement -- in Paris.

Statue Of Scopes Trial Lawyer Sparks Debate In Tennessee

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:30:00 -0400

In 1925, the Scopes Trial sparked national debates about creationism and secularism, and put Dayton, Tenn., on the map. Now another debate is happening in Dayton about whether it's appropriate to memorialize the secular side with a statue.

Nonprofit Helps California's Asian-American Farmers Grow Their Businesses

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:41:00 -0400

Traditional Asian greens like crisp daikon roots for pickling are an integral part of Asian-American cultural identity. A nonprofit is helping small farmers meet high demand in Asian enclaves.