Muslims are condemning the killing of the American ambassador in Libya, but say the crudely produced video that sparked the violence — The Innocence of Muslims — is breathtakingly offensive to Muslims.
An anti-Muslim film is being blamed for eruptions of violence in the Middle East, including an attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed four people. The film's producer has disappeared. His identity as well as the film's financing and promotion are shrouded in secrecy.
In Oregon, the number of Latino Episcopalians has tripled in recent years. The church is also seeing considerably higher Latino membership in Nevada and Washington, D.C. Church leaders say the influx is due in part to a focused marketing campaign.
For the first time, a Mormon is leading the GOP ticket. The vast majority of Mormons identify as Republican or conservative, according to Pew Research Center. But some Mormon Democrats say their numbers are growing. Host Michel Martin speaks with a roundtable of Mormons who find inspiration in their faith for liberal political positions.
Parsis brought their Zoroastrian faith, and unique funeral rituals, to India from Iran a thousand years ago. Parsis believe burying or cremating the dead pollutes nature and traditionally relied on birds of prey to devour corpses. That tradition is now under threat, due in part to a vulture shortage.
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