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Hamtramck, Michigan: An Evolving City Of Immigrants

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:50:00 -0400

Hamtramck, Mich., used to be mostly Polish. Now, the population has changed, with a growing population of Muslims, coming mostly from Yemen and Bangladesh.

Author Finds A Counter-Narrative Of Equality In Adam And Eve Story

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:26:20 -0400

Bruce Feiler speaks about his new book, "The First Love Story," and how the story of Adam and Eve is still important to relationships between men and women today.

Concerns After Texas School Opens 'Prayer Room' That's Attracting Muslim Students

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:26:20 -0400

The state attorney general has raised constitutional questions about a public school's move to establish a room to accommodate all students and their religions. The debate has embroiled the community.

Muslim Women In India Ask Top Court To Ban Instant Divorce

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0400

To end his marriage, a Muslim man in India only needs to say 'talaq,' meaning divorce. A growing movement wants to change this practice.

Push To Name Muslim Brotherhood A Terrorist Group Worries U.S. Offshoots

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Some Islamic institutions in the U.S. were founded by brotherhood members or sympathizers. Community leaders say ties with the Islamist movement were cut long ago; conservatives suspect otherwise.

A Food Festival Celebrates The Rebirth Of Jewish Life In Berlin

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:19:00 -0400

The German capital is experiencing growing Jewish immigration, despite a rise in anti-Semitism. Organizers of the city's first Jewish food festival are hoping it can help foster unity and pride.

This Week In Race: ICE Sends Chills Across U.S., Kaepernick, Others, Write Big Checks

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:01:00 -0400

While much of the focus has been on deportations of Latinx, other groups have been under increased scrutiny.

An 'Intimate Portrait' Of Dorothy Day, The Catholic Activist With A Bohemian Past

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:53:00 -0400

Kate Hennessy drew from family letters, diaries and memories in writing Dorothy Day, a biography of her late grandmother. Day founded the Catholic Worker Movement and is now a candidate for sainthood.

Israel Arrests Man Suspected In Wave Of Bomb Threats Against Jewish Centers

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:49:00 -0400

The man in his late teens is the "primary suspect" in the case, according to authorities. Scores of bomb threats were phoned in to Jewish community centers across the U.S. over the past few months.

For Afghan Immigrants, Nowruz Celebrations Of Spring Are A Taste Of Home

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:01:00 -0400

Celebrating this ancient festival was banned under the Taliban. For refugees and immigrants in America, the holiday and the feasts that accompany it are an important cultural link to Afghanistan.

Tomb Of Jesus Is Restored In Jerusalem

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:05:00 -0400

Jesus' tomb has been freshened up in time for Easter. "This monument today is free," said Antonia Moropoulou, who led the Greek team that handled the renovations.

The Vatican Sends Its Social Media Guru To SXSW Festival

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:01:00 -0400

Bishop Paul Tighe, the Adjunct Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture, was a member of the Vatican's inaugural panel at the Austin fest. He discusses the Catholic Church's social media role.

The Rise Of Secularism And The Alt-Right

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:12:26 -0400

More Americans are no longer affiliated with a religious institution. Peter Beinart of The Atlantic tells NPR's Scott Simon how that rise in secularism contributed to the rise of Donald Trump.

Move Over, St. Patrick: St. Joseph's Feast Is When Italians Parade

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:00:00 -0400

The wearing of the red honors the patron saint of Sicily. But the real celebrating centers around extravagant altars filled with traditional food, religious symbols and tributes to loved ones.

The New Rulings Against Trump's Travel Ban: What Was Blocked And Why

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:15:00 -0400

Judges in Maryland, Hawaii struck blows against a new attempt to bar residents of six mostly-Muslim nations from entering the U.S. A judge in Washington state won't extend a suspension to the new ban.