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Obama To Make His First Visit As President To A U.S. Mosque

Renee Montagne talks to Peter Manseau, author of One Nation, Under Gods: A New American History, about the president's engagement of Americans of different faiths. Obama visits a mosque on Wednesday.
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American Muslim Women Explain Why They Do — Or Don't — Cover

For an American Muslim woman, deciding whether or not to wear the headscarf — or hijab — isn't a choice to be taken lightly.
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In Iowa, Campaign Season Finds Muslims Caught In A Harsh Spotlight

Many of Cedar Rapids' Muslims have long roots in the U.S. Yet the political climate there has them feeling out of place. "I just want to live my life without having to explain myself," says one imam.
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Donald Trump Tests Culture And Character Priorities For Evangelicals

Trump has inspired strong feelings among religious conservatives. Some see him as a fighter. One prominent leader called him a visionary. Others see him as a "train wreck" who's paying lip service.
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Voters Don't See Trump As Religious, But They Also Don't Seem To Care

The findings of two recent surveys call into question a long-standing principle of U.S. politics — that voters prefer candidates with strong faith beliefs.
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Muslim Leaders Vow To Protect Rights Of Religious Minorities

This week's Marrakesh Declaration is the latest effort to dissociate Islam from ISIS and other jihadist groups. But will the declaration be heeded? Similar efforts have had limited effect.
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American Muslims Tackle Terrorism With Teens' Best Tool: The Internet

These millennials and teenagers no longer want to stay silent. They are using what they know best — the Internet — to counter the Islamic State's propaganda.
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A Rare Meeting Between The Pope And Iran's Leader

It was the first meeting between a pope and an Iranian head of state since 1999, which was the last time an Iranian leader toured Europe.
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Afghanistan's Romeo And Juliet And How They Escaped An Honor Killing

A young Afghan woman defied her parents and chose her own husband. Her family wants to kill her to restore their honor. How this Romeo and Juliet story highlights the struggle for women's rights in the Muslim world.

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Snow Forces Religious Groups To Get Creative Reaching D.C. Congregations

With most in the D.C. region snowbound this weekend, those conducting religious services have taken some creative approaches to reaching their flocks — including TV broadcasts, YouTube service and even a snow altar.

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