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Mubin Shaikh: Why Did a Former Extremist Go Undercover To Fight Terrorism?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:37:16 -0500

When his childhood friend was connected with a terrorist attack, Mubin Shaikh set out to help combat Islamic extremists--even though he used to be one. So he joined the Canadian Intelligence Service.

Catholic Church Singled Out In Australian Sex Abuse Report

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:52:00 -0500

A royal commission recommends that the Australian Catholic Church ask the Vatican to lift its celibacy requirement for clergy and require that evidence of abuse revealed in confession be reported.

'Black Votes Matter': African-Americans Propel Jones To Alabama Win

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:37:00 -0500

More than 90 percent of African-Americans voted for Doug Jones in Alabama's special Senate election Tuesday and Jones had the support of 98 percent of black women, according to exit polling.

Nancy French On Implications Of Alabama Election For Christian Conservatives

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:26:00 -0500

Nancy French is a Southern, conservative Christian writer who has written about her experience as the victim of childhood sexual abuse, her break with the Republican Party over Donald Trump's presidential candidacy and about empathizing with Roy Moore's Moore's accusers. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with French about Alabama's special election and its implications for Christian conservatives.

In India, 6 People Get Death Penalty For 'Untouchable' Attack

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:59:00 -0500

A young couple was attacked by a gang of knife-wielding men in 2016. The woman's family orchestrated the "honor killing" because she had married below her caste.

Pope Francis Suggests Translation Change To The Lord's Prayer

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

Last week, he weighed in on how the line "lead us not into temptation" might be improved. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Rev. James Martin, editor-at-large of America Magazine, about it.

What Roy Moore Reveals About The Religious Right

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:06:35 -0500

All eyes are on Alabama's Senate race.

Evangelical Voters And Roy Moore

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:17:00 -0500

Penny Young Nance, president of Concerned Women for America, a conservative evangelical group, talks with Steve Inskeep about sexual assault allegations against Roy Moore and Alabama's Senate race.

'Fight For Rights Will Continue' In Zimbabwe, #ThisFlag Movement Pastor Vows

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:41:00 -0500

Robert Mugabe is gone as Zimbabwe's leader, but Evan Mawarire warns that abuses have yet to end. "The citizens of our nation are not enemies to our government," he says. "They should be listened to."

To Some Zionist Christians And Jews, The Bible Says Jerusalem Is Israel's Capital

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:00:51 -0500

According to some pro-Israeli Christians and Jews, God wants Jerusalem to be the capital of a Jewish state. That argument, however, is not universally accepted among those faith groups.

Pope Francis Suggests Changing The Words To The 'Lord's Prayer'

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:54:00 -0500

The phrase "lead us not into temptation" isn't right, the pontiff says, because "a father does not do this." France's Catholic Church has changed the phrase in its version of the Lord's Prayer.

Abortion Could Be Deal-Breaker In Alabama Senate Race For Many Torn GOP Voters

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:00:21 -0500

GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore could win Tuesday's special election, notwithstanding sexual misconduct allegations against him. A big reason is that Democrat Doug Jones supports abortion rights.

'Samurai Sword' Attack At Tokyo Shrine Leaves 3 Dead

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 03:05:00 -0500

The shrine's head priestess was reportedly killed in the attack by her brother, the former head priest and his girlfriend, in an apparent succession feud.

Lecrae: A Christian Rapper Unafraid To Take On Religious Hypocrisy

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:06:30 -0500

His latest album is called "All Things Work Together."

Religious Leaders Divided Over Trump's Jerusalem Decision

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 04:33:00 -0500

Several Jewish-American groups and evangelical Christians applauded President Trump's announcement. Other Christian and Jewish leaders as well as some Muslim-majority nations criticized the move.