Religion

RSS Feed
NPR

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.
NPR

'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.
NPR

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.
NPR

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.
NPR

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.
NPR

I'm Not Sad About Prince, But Let Me Explain

NPR's Sarah McCammon grew up in a conservative evangelical home in the Midwest. When Prince died and purple filled her newsfeeds, she felt like an outsider watching a ritual she couldn't fully join.
NPR

Beans And Rice For Passover? A Divisive Question Gets The Rabbis' OK

For 800 years, Jews of European and Middle Eastern and Spanish ancestry have been split on the question of whether legumes, corn and rice are kosher for Passover. Rabbis have finally weighed in.
NPR

Missouri's Proposed Religious Freedom Amendment Sets Old Allies At Odds

The business community, including solidly GOP-leaning groups, oppose the bill, after seeing the effect of similar measures elsewhere. The blowback has surprised Christian conservatives in Missouri.
NPR

Why Is This Passover Different From Past Passovers?

That's not one of the four questions asked at the Seder, but it's a good question — and there's a timely answer.
NPR

'Man, Oh Manischewitz': When The Jewish Wine Was Big With Gentiles, Too

The wine associated with Jewish tradition was once a huge crossover success. At one point, the typical drinker was described as an urban African-American man.

Pages