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Debate About French Muslim Identity Plays Out In Hip-Hop

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

As part of our stories about Muslims in Western Europe, commentator Hisham Aidi, author of the book Rebel Music, talks about how music factors into the cultural differences between French Muslims.

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Morning Edition

In English Town, Muslims Lead Effort To Create Interfaith Haven

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A disused church in the northern English town of Bolton has been transformed into a community center where all are welcome. It's the product of years of effort and difficult discussions.

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All Things Considered

Britain's Muslims Still Feel The Need To Explain Themselves

Monday, March 02, 2015

Many young Muslims say they feel part of their communities in Britain but have to deal with a range of misconceptions.

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Morning Edition

What It's Like To Be Young And Muslim In Europe

Monday, March 02, 2015

Members of the Muslim minority communities In Britain, France and Germany discuss their feelings about how they fit into the culture of the countries in which they reside.

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All Things Considered

London's Homeless Line Up For Free Meals From Mobile Sikh Kitchen

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Sikh temples traditionally offer meals to those in need. In suburban London, the homeless — regardless of their religion — are turning to a van run by Sikh volunteers for food.

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Pakistani Author Mohsin Hamid And His Roving 'Discontent'

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mohsin Hamid combines the personal and political in his new book, Discontent and Its Civilizations. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the Pakistani author about his new collection of essays.

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The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, Longtime President Of Notre Dame University, Dies

Friday, February 27, 2015

Father Ted, as he was known to his friends, was influential in reshaping Catholic higher education. He was also a champion for civil rights and nuclear disarmament.

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All Things Considered

'Father Ted' Remembered As Influential Figure In Catholic Education

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, who was president of the University of Notre Dame for more than 30 years, died Thursday in South Bend, Ind. He was 97.

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All Things Considered

Pew Study On Religion Finds Increased Harassment Of Jews

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A quarter of all countries — home to 75 percent of the world's population — are coping with high levels of religious intolerance, and harassment of Jews has risen for the seventh straight year.

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On Being

Joe Henry — The Mystery and Adventure of Life and Songwriting

Thursday, February 26, 2015

In life as in song, Joe Henry says "we're really called not to dispel mystery but to abide it, to engage it." He brings an inward wisdom to the art and craft of making music.

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On Being

[Unedited] Joe Henry with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 26, 2015

In life as in song, Joe Henry says "we're really called not to dispel mystery but to abide it, to engage it." He brings an inward wisdom to the art and craft of making music.

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All Things Considered

Controversial Austrian Law Encourages Teaching Islam In German

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Robert Siegel talks to Sebastian Kurz, the Austrian Minister for Foreign Affairs, about revising a 1912 law giving Muslims the same rights as Christians and Jews.

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Supreme Court Looks At Abercrombie & Fitch's Hijab Discrimination Case

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A lawsuit involving a Muslim job seeker and the preppy mall retailer could have big implications for religious discrimination laws.

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Morning Edition

D.C. Bible Museum Will Be Immersive Experience, Organizers Say

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol, construction is underway for the Museum of the Bible, which will hold about 40,000 biblical artifacts from the family of Hobby Lobby President Steve Green.

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Finnish Public Broadcasting To Read Entire Quran In New Series

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Radio 1, the radio arm of broadcaster Yle, will begin reading Islam's holy book on March 7 in 60 installments. Fewer than 50,000 Muslims live in Finland, which has a population of about 5 million.

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Morning Edition

At Supreme Court, Fashion Collides With Religion In Headscarf Case

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

On one side of the case is the retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, and on the other, a 17-year-old job applicant who was highly rated for hiring but then rejected because she wore a Muslim headscarf.

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House Churches Swap Steeples For Sofas, And Say They've Never Been Closer

Sunday, February 22, 2015

With new church construction at an ebb, many Christians are treating this modern problem with an ancient solution: moving congregations out of brick-and-mortar churches and into their own homes.

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On The Media

Islamoconsciousness

Friday, February 20, 2015

In the ongoing aftermath of the Chapel Hill shootings of three Muslim students, Bob canvasses a media climate come under great criticism.

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Morning Edition

More Muslim Groups Voice Willingness To Combat Extremism In Their Faith

Friday, February 20, 2015

Many leaders are reluctant to say al-Qaida's or ISIS' terrorism has roots in Islam. But some Muslims say the time has come to acknowledge an extremist strain in the religion, and to combat it.

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The 'Black, Queer, Feminist' Legal Trailblazer You've Never Heard Of

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pauli Murray championed the fight for gender equality, achieved sainthood and helped desegregate schools, all while pushing against Mad Men-era social norms.

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