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  1. Muslim Americans Running For Office In Highest Numbers Since 2001
    As many as 100 Muslims filed to run for office this year, according to Muslim political groups, the most since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. About 50 of those candidates remain in the running.
  2. Texas Man Found Guilty Of Hate Crime For Burning Mosque
    When fire devastated the Victoria Islamic Center last year, an outpouring of support followed, with neighboring Jewish and Christian congregations offering to host Muslim services.
  3. Late Mother Teresa's Order Investigated For Child Trafficking In India
    A nun and a worker at a Missionaries of Charity shelter were arrested last week for allegedly selling four infants. India has mandated the investigation of all such facilities run by the order.
  4. Creating God
    The world is full of complex religious beliefs. This week, we'll explore how religions have evolved, almost like living organisms, to help human societies survive and flourish.
  5. A Look At The #MeToo Movement In The Shambhala Buddhist Community
    NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Andrea Winn, who started investigating sexual abuse allegations within the Shambhala branch of Buddhism. Recently, that group's religious figurehead stepped down.
  6. Once Militantly Anti-Abortion, Evangelical Minister Now Lives 'With Regret'
    After decades working to block access to clinics, the Rev. Rob Schenck says he had a change of heart and sees abortion as an issue that should be resolved by "an individual and his or her conscience."
  7. Inspired By The Beatles' Love Gospel, 'Submarine Churches' Bucked Tradition
    The Beatles weren't always supportive of organized religion. But "submarine churches," inspired by the band's "love is all you need" gospel, emerged in the U.S. shortly after the 1968 movie release.
  8. A Pakistani Jew Wants To Travel To Israel
    NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with a Pakistani Jew, Fishel Benkhald, about his recent op-ed. It's his plea to travel to Israel for Passover, which is not permitted by the Pakistani government.
  9. Minnesota Teen Brings Home Top Prize In International Quran Competition
    Ahmed Burhan Mohamed became the first American to win the Dubai International Holy Quran Award. The annual contest involves reciting passages from the Quran.
  10. Religion, The Supreme Court And Why It Matters
    With President Trump set to name the next justice to the high court soon, it's worth noting it was once dominated by Protestant Christians. Now, it is now more Jewish, Catholic and conservative.
  11. Pro Athlete To Nun
    Ten years ago, Sister Rita Clare Yoches was playing professional football for the Detroit Demolition. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with her about her journey from pro athlete to nun.
  12. Many Look To Buddhism For Sanctuary From An Over-Connected World
    Some users are turning to Buddhism and other religions to have a more mindful experience online. By being tethered to your devices, one monk says, "you will waste your whole precious time."
  13. Supreme Court's Religious Makeup Evolves As Members Change
    The current religious makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court is predominantly Jewish and Catholic. Why is that so, and how much does the religion of the justices matter?
  14. Japan Executes Cult Leader Responsible For 1995 Sarin Gas Attack On Tokyo Subway
    Shoko Asahara, the leader of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult, was hanged after being sentenced to death in 2004. Six of his followers were also put to death.
  15. For A Church Defined By Tradition, Changing Catholic Doctrine Can Present A Problem
    Pope Francis wants to make Roman Catholicism more relevant to Catholics' daily lives. Traditionalists say he's abandoning Catholic doctrine but many lay Catholics welcome it.


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