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Businesses Follow 'Public's Will' In Denouncing 'Religious Freedom' Laws

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with business strategies consultant Susan McPherson about reactions by corporations to the "religious freedom" law passed in Mississippi and similar laws in other states.
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Pope Francis, Patriarch Bartholomew May Visit Greece This Month

The visit by the leaders of the Eastern and Western churches — announced by Greek church and government officials, but not confirmed by the Vatican — would signal support for migrants and refugees.
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Mississippi Governor Signs Controversial Religious Liberty Law

The law allows businesses, residents and government officials to refuse marriage-related services to same-sex couples if doing so would violate a "sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction."
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Bible Could Become An Official State Symbol, As Tennessee Approves Bill

It's degrading to the religious book to put it on the same level as the state flower and bird, says a Republican critic of the bill.
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Tartans Go Kosher: Scottish Rabbi Gives The Traditional Cloth A Jewish Spin

Scottish Rabbi Mendel Jacobs talks about his effort to create the first kosher Scottish-Jewish tartan, which is traditional Scottish cloth.
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North Carolina 'Religious Freedom' Law Makes Some Reconsider Moving There

NPR's Rachel Martin asks North Carolina furniture maker Mitchell Gold about a new state law undoing local LGBT protections.
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Morgan Freeman Takes On Omniscient View To Explore Big Uncertainties In 'God'

The actor, who once played God in a Hollywood movie, takes a serious look at religion in a new television series called "The Story of God."
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Georgia Is Not Alone In Scuffle Over 'Religious Liberty' Bills

The governor of Georgia has vetoed a so-called "religious liberty bill" after vocal opposition. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Charles Haynes, director of the Religious Freedom Center at the Newseum, about how widespread these laws are in the U.S.
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Sex Abuse Scandal Hits Two Suburban Churches

A recent Washingtonian magazine investigation details years of alleged child sex abuse -- and cover-up by clergy -- within the congregations of Sovereign Grace Ministries. Kojo learns more about what happened inside two of the organization's local churches.

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The History Of ISIS And How Its Rise May Shape The Future Of The Middle East

In recent years recruits to the Islamic State have carried out atrocities across Syria and Iraq and in multiple locations around the world -- most recently Brussels. The history of ISIS and how its rise may shape the future of the Middle East.

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