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How LGBTQ People Of Color Are Dealing With Orlando: Code Switch Podcast, Episode 4

The tragedy in Orlando shook many people in communities that already feel vulnerable: LGBTQ Americans, Latinos, Muslims, immigrant families, and those living at the intersection of these identities.

Southern Baptists Split With Donald Trump On Refugee Resettlement

At the annual meeting of Southern Baptist churches, delegates affirmed a Christian duty to welcome refugees and called for an end to the display of the Confederate battle flag.

Chicago Archdiocese To Offer Paid Family Leave

Chicago's Catholic Archdiocese next month begins offering 12 weeks of paid parental leave to its employees. Officials say the directive ensures personnel policies are in line with church teachings.

Dalai Lama Meets With President Obama; China Objects

The spiritual leader, visiting the White House, offered condolences for the shootings in Orlando. China, as usual, condemned the meeting, saying it encourages Tibetan separatists.
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The Orlando Massacre And Ongoing Debate Over America's Cultural Diversity And Security

Many of the victims of the Orlando massacre were young, gay and Latino. Please join us to discuss the latest on the investigation and the ongoing debate over America's tradition of cultural diversity and the threat of terrorism.


What Queer Muslims Are Saying About The Orlando Shooting

Since the tragic attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, many queer Muslims have spoken out about living at the intersection of two marginalized identities. Here's what some folks had to say.

Mourners From Far And Wide Honor Muhammad Ali At Muslim Prayer Service

A Muslim prayer service to honor the life of Muhammad Ali was held on Thursday in Louisville, Kentucky — in the same building where he won his final hometown fight in 1961.

National Cathedral Will Remove Confederate Flags From Stained Glass Windows

The windows, which honor Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, will remain during a period of "public dialogue" on race and slavery. But the battle flags will be replaced with plain glass.

How A Shooting Changed Charleston's Oldest Black Church

One year after the deaths of a pastor and eight worshippers, the city's "Mother Emanuel" church is navigating its place as a symbol of the nation's ongoing struggle for racial justice.

'Curious George' Learns How American-Muslims Celebrate Ramadan

Curious George has celebrated Christmas, welcomed Easter and marked the eight days of Hanukkah. And now, the iconic little monkey is curious about another world faith: Islam.