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Remembering Jesuit Priest And Anti-War Activist Daniel Berrigan

Berrigan, who died Sunday, was a leading figure in the Catholic left. He and his brother Philip served prison time for burning draft cards to protest the Vietnam War. Originally broadcast in 1988.
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2015 Saw A Decrease In Religious Freedom Around The World, Says Annual Report

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says the refugee crisis, political strife and economic dislocation all contributed to a worldwide deterioration of religious freedom last year.
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Religious Freedom Faces 'Serious And Sustained Assault' Around The World

At a time when "religious liberty" has become associated in the U.S. with the right to oppose LGBT protections and same-sex marriage, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom reports on the "serious and sustained assault" on religious people and practices abroad. The organization cites attacks on Muslims in the Central African Republic and Burma to the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe and the repression of all religious activity in North Korea.
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'Becoming Wise' Is A Meditation On Meaning

On Being host Krista Tippett talks about her new book Becoming Wise, which explores what she has learned from a career discussing faith, science and spirituality.
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PHOTOS: Chinese Buddhist Monk Is Mummified And Covered In Gold

Fu Hou died in 2012 and his body spent more than three years in a pottery jar before it was sterilized, painted and gilded. The process honors his dedication to the religion.
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Brigham Young Students Claim University Punished Rape Victims For Reporting

Several alleged rape victims who attend Brigham Young University are criticizing the private, religious school for punishing victims of sexual assault. They say victims who report being raped are investigated by the school's strict Honor Code office for other violations leading up to their assault, like drinking alcohol. Critics of the policy say this creates a chilling effect on rape victims who become worried about their standing at the university.
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'Islamic Fashion' Creates Controversy In France

Some fashion houses have begun catering to Muslim consumers in Europe with loose-fitting, body-covering clothing lines that include head-covering scarves.
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Medical Marijuana: It's Kosher

Earlier this week ultra-Orthodox Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky ruled that marijuana is, in fact, kosher. That means that it can be consumed over the eight day celebration of Passover for medicinal purposes.
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In Time Of Backlash, What It's Like To Be A Muslim In Idaho

Rachel Martin speaks with Fahim Rahim, a doctor in the largely Mormon town of Pocatello.
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Timbuktu's 'Badass Librarians': Checking Out Books Under Al-Qaida's Nose

Librarian Abdel Kader Haidara organized a smuggling operation to keep centuries-old manuscripts out of the hands of al-Qaida. Joshua Hammer wrote about it in The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu.

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