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Vatican Recalls Pope Medallions Because Of Typo

The Vatican minted thousands of medallions in gold, silver and bronze. A portrait of the pope was on one side and on the other, the Latin phrase that inspired Pope Francis to join the Jesuit order. The medals were promptly recalled after the Vatican discovered Jesus was misspelled as Lesus.

For Rabbi, A Just God Without An Afterlife Is 'Inconceivable'

Orthodox Rabbi Joseph Telushkin says his belief in some form of life after death flows from the persistence of injustice on earth. If there were no afterlife, he says, "it would mean that Adolf Hitler and Anne Frank had the same fate."

A Philosopher's 'Afterlife': We May Die, But Others Live On

Samuel Scheffler, a philosophy professor at New York University, presents a secular interpretation of life after death. In his book Death and the Afterlife, Scheffler argues that our belief that humanity will outlive us — our faith in the existence of future generations — gives meaning to our lives.

What Happens When You Die? Your Thoughts On The Afterlife

As part of a series of conversations exploring the concept of life after death, All Things Considered would like to hear from you. What do you believe happens when life ends?

Imam: 'We Can't Imagine' The Beauty Of Paradise After Death

This week, All Things Considered is talking with leaders from different faiths about their perspectives on an afterlife. Mufti Asif Umar says Muslims believe that a person who enters paradise will find whatever he or she desires waiting there.

To Pastor, Afterlife Is Where We 'Learn To Live Together'

Humans have debated the concept of an afterlife for millennia. But ultimately, each individual's view on life after death is a personal one. For his part, the Rev. Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition, sees eternity as a place where people cast aside the differences that divided them on earth.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, A 'Kingmaker' In Israeli Politics, Dies

The longtime spiritual leader of Sephardic Jews also was a founder of Shas, the ultra-Orthodox political party that has played crucial roles in governing coalitions.
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Homophobia A Sin, Says Dean Of Washington National Cathedral

Shaming people for who they love is itself a sin, the dean of the Washington National Cathedral told a group of the weekend.


Wife Works To Free Pastor From Iranian Prison

Iranian-American Saeed Abedini converted from Islam to Christianity in 2000, and is a pastor of a church in the U.S. Now, he's serving time in an Iranian prison on charges of disturbing national security. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Naghmeh Abedini, his wife, about her husband's imprisonment and her campaign to get him released.

Snake-Handling Preachers Open Up About 'Takin' Up Serpents'

Pastor Jamie Coots says his Pentecostal church is really not that different from other churches. "We sing, we preach, we testify, take up offerings, pray for the sick, everything like everybody else does. Just, every once in a while, snakes are handled," he says.