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Fighting Extremism With Knowledge: Learning The Lessons Of Muhammad

Many Muslims say radicals who cite the Prophet Muhammad to justify violence misrepresent his teachings. To combat ISIS, they say, means strengthening the faithful's understanding of Islam's founder.

New Set Of TV Shows Tackle Complexities Of Religion

NPR reviews the set of new TV shows that all have religious faith as a central theme. Just how does TV deal with that in 2016? The shows are Of Kings and Prophets and The Real O'Neals on ABC, The Path on Hulu and The Passion on Fox.

New Vatican Rules Will Put More Spreadsheets Into The Saint-Making Process

Canonization is pricey: One journalist estimates half a million dollars is spent per candidate. Until now, it was spent with little oversight or documentation. Pope Francis is pushing to change that.

This Is Our Islam: To Be Young, Devout And Muslim In America Today

For Muslim-Americans, there was a world before Sept. 11 and after. Now, the dual threats of extremism and atheism threaten them further. A group of friends in D.C. voice their frustrations, and hopes.

Shiva Is A God Who Likes Marijuana — And So Do Many Of His Followers

At a festival celebrating the Hindi god today in Nepal, many of the holy men and women follow in the footsteps of the deity and have a little hashish.

Pastor Max Lucado Baffled Over Evangelical Trump Supporters

The prominent evangelical pastor talks about his recent denunciation of Donald Trump. He says he's puzzled as to why other evangelical leaders seem to give the Republican candidate a "free pass."

Minister Endorses Trump: 'Not a Bought Man'

Conservative Christians have surprised pundits with their support for Donald Trump. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro speaks with Bible translator and minister Jim Linzey about his endorsement.

Commission Asks High-Ranking Vatican Official About Sex Abuse Of Children

Steve Inskeep talks to Joshua McElwee of the National Catholic Reporter about hearings at the Vatican during which an official took responsibility for not protecting children against abuse by priests.
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Sponsor Of Maryland 'Death With Dignity' Bill Runs Out Of Options

Legislation to allow terminally ill patients to take their own lives has stalled in the Maryland General Assembly for a second straight year, and lawmakers might not consider the issue again anytime soon.


Evangelical Leaders Question Movement's Support Of Trump

The apparent depth of support for Donald Trump among evangelical voters has produced an identity crisis within that conservative world. Some are disassociating themselves from the broader community.