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After The Attacks, Activist Reminds: French Muslims Have Been Hurt, Too

Social activist Rokhaya Diallo says that French Muslims shouldn't be expected to answer for the violence in Paris because of their religion — and that they have felt the pain of the attacks, as well.

Barred From Baptism, Mormon Kids Of Same-Sex Couples Face A Fraught Choice

The Mormon church recently made a policy preventing children of same-sex couples from getting baptized. The move has exposed a rift among Mormons — and made for some difficult decisions.

Dating App Helps Muslim Millennials Find Love, Parents Not Included

More than 6,000 people have signed up for Ishqr since the app launched over a year ago. Ishq is an Arabic word for love; the "r" at the end was added to make it sound more hip.
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Why The Fight Over A Bike Lane In Shaw Isn't About Biking

To cycling advocates, and to the District Department of Transportation, bike lanes are about safety — just the same as a crosswalk or stop sign. But in D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood, a proposed bike lane is sparking heated debates about race, economics and displacement.


Your Questions On Period Huts, Child Brides, Girls' Soccer — Answered

You read the stories in our #15Girls series and posed some really good questions. (Wish we'd thought of them first.) Here are answers from our correspondents.

In Conservative Town, Faith-Based Group Tackles Minimum Wage Hike

Texas has no state-mandated minimum wage and forbids cities or counties to pass their own. But a group of religious activists in San Antonio is making headway on a living wage for city employees.

Boston Clergy Sex Abuse Under 'Spotlight' Anew

Boston Globe reporter Sacha Pfeiffer was part of the investigative team that uncovered the massive scandal involving sexual abuse by Catholic priests. She speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about their story, which is now told in the feature film Spotlight.

For Some Muslim Asylum-Seekers In Germany, Christianity Beckons

Some Muslim migrants from Afghanistan and Iran are converting to Christianity in Germany. Skeptics claim it is a ploy to gain asylum.

Mormon Church Declares Same-Sex Couples To Be Apostates

The policy also bars children in same-sex households from being blessed or baptized until they turn 18 and meet certain conditions.

A 'Troublemaker' Leaves Her Life In Scientology

In her new memoir, actor Leah Remini writes about growing up in the Church of Scientology, becoming one of its prized celebrities, and her family's eventual, wrenching decision to leave it behind.