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Pope Francis Winds Up Trip To Egypt

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:43:00 -0400

Military helicopters flew overhead as the Pope celebrated Mass for some 15 thousand Catholics in a stadium.

Pope Holds Mass In Cairo

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:57:14 -0400

Pope Francis celebrated Roman Catholic Mass on Saturday in a stadium in Cairo, Egypt. His visit is part of an effort to strengthen relations with the Muslim world, and to support Coptic Christians.

In Egypt, Pope Francis Gives Support To Coptic Christians After Attacks

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Pope Francis is in Egypt for a two day trip during which he hopes to strengthen ties with Muslim leaders and also give support to Egypt's ancient Coptic Christian sect, which has been the target of deadly attacks in recent weeks.

Pope Francis Arrives In Egypt After Attacks On Christians

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:04:00 -0400

Pope Francis arrives in Egypt on Friday, after the Islamic State claimed responsibility for attacks on two Coptic Christian churches this month that killed dozens of people.

Why Religion Is More Durable Than Commonly Thought In Modern Society

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:04:00 -0400

It's commonly accepted that as societies become more modern, religion loses its grip. But recent research suggests it's more complicated than that.

Why American Sikhs Think They Need A Publicity Campaign

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:01:00 -0400

American Sikhs faced an onslaught of violence and hate crimes following the Sept. 11 attacks. In the face of renewed racist vitriol, they have devised a positive media plan.

Pope Francis Visits Egypt Coptic Church After Bombings

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:20:00 -0400

It's a nervous time for Christians in Egypt after suicide attacks on churches there. They look forward to a visit from Pope Francis tomorrow to boost morale.

Because I Was Harmed

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:06:00 -0400

An advocate against female genital mutilation/cutting explains: "I wanted to break the sense of powerlessness that persists generation after generation."

Pope Francis Heads To Egypt

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:09:00 -0400

Pope Francis travels to Egypt this week in an effort to strengthen ties with Islam. He also will meet with Egypt's Coptic Christian community, which has been targeted in deadly attacks.

In Surprise TED Talk, Pope Francis Asks The Powerful For 'Revolution Of Tenderness'

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:38:00 -0400

The pontiff's message seemed to be directed at the audience in the room. "The more powerful you are," he said, "the more responsible you are to act humbly. If you don't, your power will ruin you."

Wearing A Hijab, A Young Muslim Boxer Enters The Ring

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:01:00 -0400

After three years of training and a battle with USA Boxing over its uniform policy, Amaiya Zafar will fight in her first competitive bout on Saturday. She says she fell in love with the sport at 13.

At Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony, Trump Vows To Confront Anti-Semitism

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:21:00 -0400

President Trump said he "will always stand with the Jewish people." His administration has been criticized for its reaction to recent anti-Semitic attacks, among other controversies.

Writer Recalls Undergoing Female Genital Mutilation In The U.S.

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Former NPR Code Switch Editor Tasneem Raja writes about her experience on female genital mutilation in the United States within her sect of Islam, the Dawoodi Bohras.

Black-Jewish Relations Intensified And Tested By Current Political Climate

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 03:01:00 -0400

Activist ties that go back to the Civil Rights Movement are being strained by divergent viewpoints on the movement for black lives and Israel's position on Palestine.

Russia Labels Jehovah's Witnesses An Extremist Group

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:08:00 -0400

Russia has banned Jehovah's Witnesses as an extremist group, in a sign of the Russian Orthodox Church's political influence. Steve Inskeep speaks with Washington Post reporter Andrew Roth in Moscow.