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The New American Anti-Semitism

Thursday, February 23, 2017
By David Leonhardt My late father and I had a friendly running debate about anti-Semistism. He had experienced some nasty anti-Semitic teasing as a child in the 1950s. And when a high-profile incident happened in the United States during his adult life, he’d often express a concern that it... Read More »

People of Faith Are Pledging to Protect People Under Threat by Trump’s New Policies

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Jim Wallis Many people in our nation, and indeed around the world, are scared by the things happening in Washington. Those most affected by the actions of this administration are especially afraid. But today, we announce a plan of action in response. Immigrant families are faced with an... Read More »

After following its congregation to the suburbs, this church is heading back to the city

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Julie Zauzmer Almost 30 years ago, Reid Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church followed a path trod by many a congregation, a business and a family — out of Washington and into the suburbs. Today, the church is charting a new course: a return to the heart of the city. The District is... Read More »

Pope appears to back native tribes in Dakota Pipeline conflict

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) Pope Francis appeared to back Native Americans seeking to halt part of the Dakota Access Pipeline, saying indigenous cultures have a right to defend “their ancestral relationship to the earth.” The Latin American pope, who has often strongly defended indigenous rights... Read More »

In North Carolina, the March Against Extreme Policies Is Working

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
On Feb. 11, more than 80,000 people gathered in Raleigh, N.C., for the largest Moral Monday march yet — challenging Trumpism in Washington, D.C., and legislative overreach in our state. More important than the numbers, though, are people’s convictions: Principle, not party, is the reason why we... Read More »

Beyonce, Chance the Rapper, A Tribe Called Quest bring religion to Grammys

Monday, February 13, 2017
From the imagery of the divine mother in Beyonce’s performance to Busta Rhymes’s jab at President Trump’s “Muslim ban,” religion took center stage at the 2017 Grammy Awards. It’s been featured before at the awards ceremony — in gospel hymns, a mock exorcism, even a real mass marriage ceremony —... Read More »

All of Islam Isn't the Enemy

Thursday, February 9, 2017
New York Times -- Is President Trump trying to make enemies of the entire Muslim world? That could well happen if he follows up his primitive ban on refugees and visa holders from seven Muslim nations with an order designating the Muslim Brotherhood — perhaps the most influential Islamist... Read More »

‘Of course they’re worried’: Triangle faith groups react to Trump travel order, Canadian mosque attack

Thursday, February 9, 2017
RALEIGH --  In the face of President Donald Trump’s order that would shut down travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries, and an attack last month on a mosque in Quebec, faith communities in the Triangle are working together to promote unity and peace. Trump’s executive order Jan... Read More »

Krista Tippett: Religion does not have a monopoly on faith

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Over the past 20 years, I have asked Christians and atheists, poets and physicists, authors and activists to speak on air about something that ultimately defies each and every one of our words. This radio adventure began in the mid-1990s, when I emerged from divinity school to find a media and... Read More »

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