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France Approves Secret Burials For 'Charlie Hebdo' Attackers

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Said Kouachi has reportedly already been buried at the city of Reims, where he lived before the deadly attack. His brother, Cherif, is to be buried at his hometown of Gennevilliers, outside of Paris.

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Hollande: Anti-'Charlie' Protesters Don't Understand French Values

Saturday, January 17, 2015

As demonstrations against the satirical magazine are staged in many parts of the Muslim world, the French president defends what he says is his country's principle of freedom of expression.

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Storm Causes Pope To Cut Short Visit To Typhoon Hit Tacloban

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Francis led a prayer in memory of the thousands killed last year by Typhoon Haiyan — the strongest cyclone ever to make landfall.

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All Things Considered

Duke University Backpedals After Allowing Muslim Call To Prayer

Friday, January 16, 2015

Earlier this week, the university said Muslim students could use the bell tower — but then backtracked after getting threats.

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Archdiocese Of St. Paul-Minneapolis Files Chapter 11

Friday, January 16, 2015

Facing more than a dozen claims of sexual abuse by priests, the archdiocese says it needs protection to reorganize. 11 other U.S. dioceses have filed bankruptcy since 2004.

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Duke's Muslim Students Prepare For Prayers Amid Controversy

Friday, January 16, 2015

They will gather for their call to prayer in the quadrangle outside Duke Chapel, a day after Duke University reversed course on allowing the traditional call to prayer from the chapel's bell tower.

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Pope, On Visit To Philippines, Defends Catholic Ban On Contraception

Friday, January 16, 2015

Francis, on the second day of his visit to the predominately Catholic nation, called for families to be "sanctuaries of respect for life."

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Boy Says He Didn't Go To Heaven; Publisher Says It Will Pull Book

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The young man at the center of The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven, Alex Malarkey, said this week that the story behind the 2010 book was all made up.

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After Saying Yes, Duke Nixes Muslim Call To Prayer From Chapel Bell Tower

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The school had announced it would allow the traditional call to prayer from the Duke Chapel bell tower. The decision was excoriated, and today the private university in Durham, N.C., reversed course.

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Pope Francis Backs Freedom Of Speech — But Within Limits

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Francis said there are limits to freedom of speech, especially when it concerns religion. He was answering a question about the deadly attack last week on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

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On Being

John Lewis — The Art & Discipline of Nonviolence [remix]

Thursday, January 15, 2015

We take in the extraordinary wisdom of Congressman John Lewis, on what happened in Selma on Bloody Sunday and beyond — and how it might inform our common life today.

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On Being

[Unedited] John Lewis with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 15, 2015

We take in the extraordinary wisdom of Congressman John Lewis, on what happened in Selma on Bloody Sunday and beyond — and how it might inform our common life today.

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Pope Francis Canonizes First Sri Lankan Saint

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Francis is in Asia on a six-day tour intended to build the Roman Catholic Church's following on a continent that holds 60 percent of the world's population but only 12 percent of Catholics.

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Rep. André Carson To Become First Muslim On House Committee On Intelligence

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

In a 2014 interview, Carson said it's impossible to combat the threat of global terror without help from Muslims.

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All Things Considered

Kansas City Catholics Divided Over Vatican Investigation Of Bishop

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Robert Finn, head of Kansas City's diocese, is the only U.S. bishop convicted of shielding a sexually abusive priest. Supporters say Finn received conflicting advice about how to handle the problem.

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'Charlie Hebdo' Editor On New Issue: 'We're Happy To Have ... Done It'

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Gerard Briard said when the artist showed the staff the cover — featuring a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad — everyone burst out laughing and "jumped up for joy."

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Pastor's Gay Brother 'Frustrated That NPR Made This A News Story'

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Last week, Pastor Allan Edwards told NPR about his choice to marry a woman despite his attraction to men. His story prompted comments from many — including his brother Dexter.

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All Things Considered

Depictions Of Muhammad Aren't Explicitly Forbidden, Says Scholar

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Many Muslims see any depiction of the Prophet Muhammad as disrespectful. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with religious scholar Reza Aslan about how radical Islamists have used that to justify attacks.

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Vatican Committee Reportedly Declares Slain Archbishop A Martyr

Friday, January 09, 2015

Oscar Romero was gunned down in 1980 after he denounced a crackdown by El Salvador's junta on its left-wing opponents at the start of a 13-year civil war.

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BackStory

1973 – The Year That Changed Everything

Friday, January 09, 2015

With the American History Guys

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