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Tom Gjelten

Tom Gjelten appears in the following:

State Religious Freedom Laws Surface In Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage

Thursday, May 12, 2016

In the year since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, dozens of religious freedom bills have been filed in state legislatures around the country. The proposals are not meant to limit the court ruling, but rather to protect those who say their religious beliefs do not allow them to work with same-sex couples.

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Acceptance Grows, Slowly But Steadily, For Gay Evangelicals

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Growing up, gay evangelicals may have thought they had to be one or the other. It's different now. At one welcoming Baptist church in Kentucky, a member says, gay congregants "walk through the door."

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As U.S. Attitudes Change, Some Evangelicals Dig In; Others Adapt

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

America's culture war is being fought inside evangelical Christian circles. Some are resisting secular society's trends that conflict with biblical teaching. Others have found a way to live with them.

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2015 Saw A Decrease In Religious Freedom Around The World, Says Annual Report

Monday, May 02, 2016

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says the refugee crisis, political strife and economic dislocation all contributed to a worldwide deterioration of religious freedom last year.

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Religious Freedom Faces 'Serious And Sustained Assault' Around The World

Monday, May 02, 2016

At a time when "religious liberty" has become associated in the U.S. with the right to oppose LGBT protections and same-sex marriage, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom reports on the "serious and sustained assault" on religious people and practices abroad. The organization cites attacks on Muslims in the Central African Republic and Burma to the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe and the repression of all religious activity in North Korea.

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U.S. Catholics Divided Over Pope Francis' Family Life Guidelines

Friday, April 08, 2016

Pope Francis released new guidelines on family life Friday arguing the church should show more understanding in matters affecting modern families. American Catholics have a range of reactions.

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Morgan Freeman Takes On Omniscient View To Explore Big Uncertainties In 'God'

Sunday, April 03, 2016

The actor, who once played God in a Hollywood movie, takes a serious look at religion in a new television series called "The Story of God."

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Two Decades After The War, A Genocide Conviction For Radovan Karadzic

Thursday, March 24, 2016

A tribunal in The Hague has sentenced the former Bosnian Serb leader to 40 years in prison. NPR's Tom Gjelten, who covered the Bosnian war, explains the twists and turns in the case.

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Obama Praises And Challenges Cubans In Speech In Havana

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

In his history-making visit to the island, the U.S. president talked about Cuba's international contributions, and urged young people to build and benefit from a democracy.

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Evangelicals Key To Republican Support For Israel

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Republican support for Israel is rooted in the evangelical Christian wing of the party, which cites biblical imperatives as the basis for its advocacy on behalf of the Jewish state.

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State Department Declares ISIS Attacks On Christians Constitute Genocide

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The State Department says ISIS has committed "genocide" against Christians in Syria and Iraq, but the declaration may add up to more in U.S. domestic politics than in new action against the militants.

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Fighting Extremism With Knowledge: Learning The Lessons Of Muhammad

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Many Muslims say radicals who cite the Prophet Muhammad to justify violence misrepresent his teachings. To combat ISIS, they say, means strengthening the faithful's understanding of Islam's founder.

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This Is Our Islam: To Be Young, Devout And Muslim In America Today

Thursday, March 10, 2016

For Muslim-Americans, there was a world before Sept. 11 and after. Now, the dual threats of extremism and atheism threaten them further. A group of friends in D.C. voice their frustrations, and hopes.

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Evangelical Leaders Question Movement's Support Of Trump

Thursday, March 03, 2016

The apparent depth of support for Donald Trump among evangelical voters has produced an identity crisis within that conservative world. Some are disassociating themselves from the broader community.

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Scalia Expressed His Faith With The Same Fervor As His Court Opinions

Sunday, February 14, 2016

He was one of six Catholics on the court and the most outspoken about his faith. But he said "the only article in faith that plays any part in my judging is the commandment, 'Thou Shalt Not Lie.'"

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Pope Francis Meets Head Of Russian Orthodox Church In Havana

Friday, February 12, 2016

Pope Francis and the Russian Orthodox patriarch met in Havana, Cuba, on Friday. It's the first time a pope has met with a Russian patriarch since eastern and western Christianity dive...

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Will Cuba Meeting Of Pope And Patriarch Help Heal A 1,000-Year Rift?

Friday, February 12, 2016

The split dates from when Christianity first spread through the Roman Empire. Friday's meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill is the culmination of longstanding efforts to promote dialogue.

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American Muslim Women Explain Why They Do — Or Don't — Cover

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

For an American Muslim woman, deciding whether or not to wear the headscarf — or hijab — isn't a choice to be taken lightly.

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Voters Don't See Trump As Religious, But They Also Don't Seem To Care

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A long-standing principle of U.S. politics, that voters prefer candidates with strong faith beliefs, has been called into question in the 2016 presidential campaign. Recent opinion surveys suggest that voters don't see either Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders as very religious, but that perception does not seem to be damaging ...

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Muslim Leaders Vow To Protect Rights Of Religious Minorities

Thursday, January 28, 2016

This week's Marrakesh Declaration is the latest effort to dissociate Islam from ISIS and other jihadist groups. But will the declaration be heeded? Similar efforts have had limited effect.

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