Tom Gjelten appears in the following:
Friday, August 04, 2017
NPR religion correspondent, Tom Gjelten, poet Gala Mukomolova, and poet and professor, Kaveh Akbar, talk about rewriting Emma Lazarus' poem "The New Colossus" for the 21st century.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
White House adviser Stephen Miller's contention that the poem "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus was only added later to the Statue of Liberty diminishes the poem's connection to the statue.
Saturday, July 08, 2017
The Trump administration's efforts to deport immigrants in the U.S. illegally is bad news for Christian refugees who could be returned to the countries where they were persecuted.
Friday, July 07, 2017
Efforts by the Trump administration to deport immigrants who have come to the U.S. illegally is likely to impact Christian refugees who face persecution in their home countries.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
From Thomas Jefferson's cut-up Bible to the country's first printed hymnal, the Smithsonian's Religion in Early America exhibit wants to engage Americans with the role of religion in its first days.
Monday, June 26, 2017
The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Missouri church that had sought a state grant to resurface the playground at its preschool. The lower court had ruled that the funding violated the Constitutional separation of church and state. In Monday's decision, the court said that states can't deny public benefits to religious institutions that are otherwise qualified.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
The Unitarian Universalists are among the most liberal of all religious denominations in America. Activists have denounced what they see as white supremacy in the church and are changing leadership.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Many of the nearly 200 Iraqis currently under detention are from the minority Chaldean Christian community, which faces severe persecution in Iraq.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
A law enforcement investigation of the June 14 shooting at a Republican congressmen's baseball practice concludes that the shooter acted alone and had no links to terrorism.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Law enforcement officials have named James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., as the gunman in Wednesday morning's shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Faced with declining membership among millennials, the Southern Baptists are seeking to modernize their language. The denomination has adopted a new Bible with more gender-neutral terms.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Saturday's nationwide "March Against Sharia," sponsored by a group known for aggressively criticizing Islam, has in recent days become a rallying cause for right-wing extremists.
Friday, June 09, 2017
ACT for America, known for its aggressive criticism of Islam, hosts anti-Sharia marches on Saturday across the U.S. Many supporters have alt-right links.
Friday, June 02, 2017
Pro-life groups say the decision by the Heritage Academy, a private Christian school in Maryland, could mean other pregnant girls may choose abortion over public humiliation.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Trump's trip "was a kabuki dance through a minefield," one analyst said. "Any president would have difficulty handling it."
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Donald Trump made a bit of presidential history by visiting the holy lands of Islam, Judaism and Christianity on his first overseas trip. He stayed on message but some say he fell a little short.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
The Apostolic Palace is the traditional residence of the Pope inside Vatican City, but Pope Francis chose not to live there. President Trump will meet with the Pope later this week.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
There is little sign of opposition to the nomination of Callista Gingrich, but it is not without controversy.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Starting Friday, President Trump will address Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia as well as visit the Israel and the Vatican. But there's plenty that could go wrong.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Hundreds of Christian leaders from around the world are in Washington to highlight the cause of Christian persecution in the Middle East and other countries. No other faith group faces more restrictions, and some leaders are pushing the U.S. for more protection.