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Pakistani Author Mohsin Hamid And His Roving 'Discontent'

Mohsin Hamid combines the personal and political in his new book, Discontent and Its Civilizations. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the Pakistani author about his new collection of essays.
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The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, Longtime President Of Notre Dame University, Dies

Father Ted, as he was known to his friends, was influential in reshaping Catholic higher education. He was also a champion for civil rights and nuclear disarmament.
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'Father Ted' Remembered As Influential Figure In Catholic Education

The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, who was president of the University of Notre Dame for more than 30 years, died Thursday in South Bend, Ind. He was 97.
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Pew Study On Religion Finds Increased Harassment Of Jews

A quarter of all countries — home to 75 percent of the world's population — are coping with high levels of religious intolerance, and harassment of Jews has risen for the seventh straight year.
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Hobby Lobby President's Museum Of The Bible Draws Praise And Skepticism

Two blocks south of the National Mall, construction is underway on the Museum of the Bible: a $400 million enterprise funded by Hobby Lobby president Steve Green.

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Controversial Austrian Law Encourages Teaching Islam In German

Robert Siegel talks to Sebastian Kurz, the Austrian Minister for Foreign Affairs, about revising a 1912 law giving Muslims the same rights as Christians and Jews.
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Supreme Court Looks At Abercrombie & Fitch's Hijab Discrimination Case

A lawsuit involving a Muslim job seeker and the preppy mall retailer could have big implications for religious discrimination laws.
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Finnish Public Broadcasting To Read Entire Quran In New Series

Radio 1, the radio arm of broadcaster Yle, will begin reading Islam's holy book on March 7 in 60 installments. Fewer than 50,000 Muslims live in Finland, which has a population of about 5 million.
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At Supreme Court, Fashion Collides With Religion In Headscarf Case

On one side of the case is the retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, and on the other, a 17-year-old job applicant who was highly rated for hiring but then discarded because she wore a Muslim headscarf.
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House Churches Swap Steeples For Sofas, And Say They've Never Been Closer

With new church construction at an ebb, many Christians are treating this modern problem with an ancient solution: moving congregations out of brick-and-mortar churches and into their own homes.

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