religion

  • 6:43pm May 02, 2016
    World News World News Religion

    Religious Freedom Faces 'Serious And Sustained Assault' Around The World

    At a time when "religious liberty" has become associated in the U.S. with the right to oppose LGBT protections and same-sex marriage, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom reports on the "serious and sustained assault" on religious people and practices abroad. The organization cites attacks on Muslims in the Central African Republic and Burma to the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe and the repression of all religious activity in North Korea.
  • 5:06pm May 01, 2016
    Books Books Religion

    'Becoming Wise' Is A Meditation On Meaning

    On Being host Krista Tippett talks about her new book Becoming Wise, which explores what she has learned from a career discussing faith, science and spirituality.
  • 4:42pm Apr 27, 2016
    National National Religion Education

    Brigham Young Students Claim University Punished Rape Victims For Reporting

    Several alleged rape victims who attend Brigham Young University are criticizing the private, religious school for punishing victims of sexual assault. They say victims who report being raped are investigated by the school's strict Honor Code office for other violations leading up to their assault, like drinking alcohol. Critics of the policy say this creates a chilling effect on rape victims who become worried about their standing at the university.
  • 6:03pm Apr 24, 2016
    Religion Religion

    Medical Marijuana: It's Kosher

    Earlier this week ultra-Orthodox Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky ruled that marijuana is, in fact, kosher. That means that it can be consumed over the eight day celebration of Passover for medicinal purposes.
  • 6:03pm Apr 24, 2016
    World News World News Religion

    'Islamic Fashion' Creates Controversy In France

    Some fashion houses have begun catering to Muslim consumers in Europe with loose-fitting, body-covering clothing lines that include head-covering scarves.