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The pope brought a tablet to his usual Sunday address, as he announced the ClickToPray app for communal prayer around the world, with a call for young Catholics to engage.
It's India's Kumbh Mela festival, which is expected to draw a record 15 million pilgrims this year, all looking to take a dip in the sacred Ganges and Yamuna rivers.
The newspaper, founded in 1897, says it is shifting the focus of its Yiddish and English content to digital and laying off nearly 30 percent of its staff in the process.
After being elected to the Danish parliament, zlem Cekica Muslim immigrant to Denmarkbegan receiving hate mail. To counter it, she did the unexpected: she met her harrassers face to face.
Jani Leinonen's artwork, which depicts Ronald McDonald slumped on the cross, drew the ire of local Christians. Now, the piece is getting taken down just as the artist himself had requested.
Christian leaders in the U.S. fear President Trump's decision to pull out of Syria will leave Christian minorities in the region vulnerable to attack.
The world's biggest gathering of human beings, the Kumbh Mela, starts Tuesday in India. Pilgrims dip in sacred waters at the confluence of 3 rivers. Up to 120 million people are expected thru March.
Michael Muhammad Knight's new book on the religious figure is designed to seduce, educate, and irritate its audience into curiosity about Islam and Muhammad and on all three fronts it succeeds.
Literary scholar Robert Alter says he didn't think the existing English translations of the Bible did justice to the original Hebrew. So he spent nearly a quarter century writing his own by hand.
The policy makes good on Trump's promise to peel back the requirement that employers offer contraception coverage at no cost. The rule is on hold in D.C.
Bolz-Weber's new book pulls from her own experiences, stories told by her parishioners, and the Bible itself for an examination of the way conservative Christian ideas about sex affect peoples' lives.
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Father Roy Snipes, whose chapel sits on the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas.
R. Kelly, amid allegations of sexual abuse, still has defenders in the gospel music industry. NPR's Scott Simon talks with writer Candice Benbow, who says it's time for industry leaders to speak up.
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the world's inattention to China's crackdown on Uighurs, Kazakhs and other Chinese Muslims.
The United States stripped Jakiw Palij of his citizenship in 2003, but it was difficult finding a country to take him. He was never charged for his involvement in the Holocaust.
The government hopes to reform seminaries, which are often seen as places where students are indoctrinated with extreme interpretations of Islam. Experts argue the entire education system must change.
The announcement, from Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry, comes after reports of massive repression of ethnic Muslim minorities in far western China.
Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun fled her family during an overseas trip and tried to fly to Australia, but was stopped in Thailand. The U.N.
Pakistan's Islamic seminaries are widely seen as indoctrinating students with extreme interpretations of Islam. Pakistan's prime minister has vowed to change them. But many madrassas are resisting.
The 18-year-old fled her family and was detained in Thailand en route to Australia. Australia's Department of Home Affairs says her application for a humanitarian visa will be "carefully considered.