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How Does the US Government Vet Syrian Refugees? Very Carefully.
Nov. 19, 2015
Four million Syrians have fled their country since 2011. The number of Syrian refugees the US has taken in since then: only about 2,000. How does the US vet Syrian refugees vetted? It's complicated.
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks tackles violence in the name of religion
Nov. 10, 2015
The former Chief Rabbi of Great Britain and the Commonwealth has a new book out that provides historical context for today’s religious extremism, particularly in the Middle East.
Vatican arrests two advisers in connection with documents leak
Nov. 2, 2015
Days before the release of books that purportedly contain revelations of corruption, the Holy See charged a monsignor and a public relations expert with leaking confidential information to the media.
The role of religion in the gun debate
Oct. 13, 2015
As legislators fail to find solutions to mass shootings, evangelical minister Rob Schenck thinks religious groups have a part to play in educating people about guns and their relationships with them.
“I grew up wanting to be white”
Oct. 9, 2015
When Eboo Patel was young, he says, he wanted to be white. Then he went to the University of Illinois and the whole world opened up before him.
Meet Mozzified, a site for Ramadan recipes and hijab hacks
Oct. 7, 2015
Zainab Khan grew up in Chicago's suburbs. She says while other websites tend to focus on international news, her site survey's Muslim pop culture.
The Supreme Court's new term: here's what to watch
Oct. 5, 2015
The Supreme Court returns Monday for its new session, with cases pending that could limit access to abortion, restrict unionizing among public employees and alter voter participation.
Kentucky clerk Kim Davis had a secret meting with the Pope
Sep. 30, 2015
Davis, who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, says she met the pope at the Vatican Embassy in Washington. The Vatican is acknowledging the meeting took place.
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