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Evangelical College Suspends Professor For Showing Solidarity With Muslims

Wheaton College, an Evangelical school outside of Chicago, has been roiled by questions about Christianity's posture toward Islam and academic freedom at religious schools. An associate professor who vowed recently to wear a headscarf in solidarity with Muslims was suspended from her job this week. The college says it's not because of the headscarf, but because of theological questions raised by a Facebook post in which she cited Pope Francis's recent statement that Muslims and Christians worship the same God.
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Pope Francis Will Make Mother Teresa A Saint

Pope Francis has issued a decree attributing a second miracle to the founder of the Missionaries of Charity who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
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In America's Heartland, Building One Home For Three Faiths

Three faith communities in Omaha, Neb. — one Christian, one Jewish, one Muslim — are leaving their old places of worship and building a new, single campus for their mosque, synagogue and church.
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Unbelief As A Belief System: Core Tenet For Christians' Fight For Religious Rights

Christian conservatives say their greatest religious rival is secularism, which is growing among Americans. Banning acts like school prayer, they say, amounts to favoring the "religion of secularism."
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We Asked Young Muslim Women To Weigh In On 'Quantico"s Hijabi Character

Viewers say Nimah and Raina, twin sisters on ABC's Quantico, reflect the many ways one can be a Muslim woman in America today.
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Candlelight Coda: Some Songs We Missed In Our Hanukkah Music Chat

There's more to Hanukkah music than Adam Sandler. In response to last week's interview with professor Josh Kun, listeners wrote in with comments — and more than a few new Hanukkah song suggestions.
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Michigan's Arab-Americans Respond To Donald Trump's Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Dearborn, Mich., has the largest proportion of Arab-Americans of any city in the U.S., including many who follow Islam. People there share reactions to the week's political rhetoric regarding Muslims.
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Conservatives Call For 'Religious Freedom,' But For Whom?

Republican presidential candidates decry what they call a "war on faith." Religious conservatives say they face anti-Christian bigotry. But the rise of anti-Muslim sentiment reveals a double standard.
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Muslim Women Who Wear Hijabs Are Fearful Of Backlash After Attacks

David Greene talks to Hosai Mojaddidi and Shahzia Rahman, Muslim women in Irvine, Calif., about their experiences displaying outward signs of their faith after attacks carried out by Muslim radicals.
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Catholics Should Not Try To Convert Jews, Vatican Commission Says

Jews don't need to be converted to find salvation, according to a major new document that highlights Catholics' historic ties with Judaism.

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