Dec. 26, 2006
Author Uncovers Stories of Arabs Helping Jews During Holocaust
There have been few books written about the Holocaust's impact in the Arab world. Margaret Warner speaks with author Robert Satloff about how Arabs saved some Jews during the Holocaust.
Dec. 25, 2006
Chinese Christians Face Religious Issues
A report from Independent Television News looks at how religious freedom and tolerance issues are affecting China's growing Christian population.
Dec. 18, 2006
Eight Virginia Parishes Vote to Break from Episcopal Church
Eight Episcopal parishes in Virginia voted over the weekend to break with the Episcopal Church, over a number of issues, including homosexuality. Kevin Eckstrom, editor of Religion News Service, discusses what this might mean for other dioceses and denominations.
Dec. 8, 2006
Getty Musuem Exhibits Religious Icons
Essayist Richard Rodriguez contemplates the material and the spiritual at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
Dec. 1, 2006
Turkey Torn Between Eastern Heritage and Western Opportunity
For centuries Turkey has been known as a bridge between the East and West due to its strategic location. Now the predominantly Muslim nation must find a balance between its 80 years of separation between religion and state and new leadership with Islamist roots.
Nov. 30, 2006
Pope Visits Religious Sites in Turkey
Pope Benedict XVI visited the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, becoming the second pope to enter a Muslim place of worship. He praised Islam and supported Turkey's bid to join the European Union during his four-day trip.
Nov. 28, 2006
Pope Arrives in Turkey, Marking His First Visit to a Muslim Country as Pontiff
Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Turkey Tuesday, marking his first visit to a Muslim country as pontiff. He backed Turkey's bid to join the European Union and said he believed Islam was a religion of peace, hoping to soothe tension after his controversial remarks about Islam.
Nov. 28, 2006
Pope Urges Peace During Visit to Turkey
Pope Benedict XVI made his first trip to a Muslim country as pontiff Tuesday when he visited Turkey, where he urged religious leaders to reject all acts of violence in the name of faith.
Nov. 21, 2006
Are Young Evangelicals Leaning Left?
Not only are young evangelicals more liberal on some issues currently driving conservative politics, they also want to change the conversation all together, putting the environment and social justice at the forefront of the evangelical movement.
Nov. 14, 2006
College Students Look Beyond Institutionalized Religion
For decades, college campuses have been a symbol of youthful decadence and a haven for bad decisions in the eyes of many religious conservatives. The past five years, however, have witnessed a surge of religious life, both on and off campus.
Oct. 24, 2006
Author Discusses Bush Administration's Faith-based Initiatives
President Bush began a faith-based initiative office in the White House. The former deputy, David Kuo, now accuses the administration of manipulating its religious base for political purposes in a new book, "Tempting Faith."
Oct. 23, 2006
Author Discusses New Book About Radical Islam in the Netherlands
Ian Buruma's new book investigates the role of radical Islam in the Netherlands. Jeffrey Brown speaks with the author.
Oct. 23, 2006
Young Adults Driving Culture War
This generation's approach to religion leaves little room for moderation. Young people committed to religious orthodoxy are building an alternative social world, while those nonaffiliated with religion are regarding with greater trepidation the political awakening of those who are. Gen Nexters are driving the "culture war."
Oct. 5, 2006
Ex-Senator Danforth Discusses "Faith in Politics"
In his new book "Faith in Politics," former Republican Sen. John Danforth from Missouri calls for moderation and tolerance in religious and political life. He sits down with Gwen Ifill to discuss his views.
Sept. 18, 2006
Pope's Comments on Islam Incite Outrage and Protest
Pope Benedict XVI's comments that link Islam and the Prophet Muhammad to violence has sparked protest and criticism from the Muslim community. Experts analyze the broader implications of these remarks and the state of relations between Catholics and Muslims.
Sept. 8, 2006
Episcopal Priest Who Comforted Many at Ground Zero Shares 9/11 Story
The Rev. Janet Vincent, an Episcopal priest who comforted many at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11 attacks, shares her experience in the last in the series on Americans changed by 9/11.
Sept. 4, 2006
Muslim Americans in San Francisco Reflect on Sept. 11
First in an ongoing series on the impact of 9/11 on life in the United States, Spencer Michels talks with members of the American Muslim community in San Francisco.
Aug. 15, 2006
Archbishop Discusses Catholic Church's Position on Immigration
The first in a series on immigration in the United States features Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver, who is conducting a series of townhall meetings in northern Colorado to explain the Church's position on immigration.
June 30, 2006
Author Meacham Writes About Faith and Government
Author Jon Meacham discusses his book "American Gospel" and the role of religion in American government from the founding fathers to today.
June 19, 2006
Episcopalians Elect First Woman to Head U.S. Church
Bishops at the U.S. Episcopal Church's governing General Convention meeting narrowly voted Katharine Jefferts Schori in as the new head of the church Sunday, widening the schism in the Anglican Church. Religion experts discuss the election and the growing problems in the church.
June 6, 2006
Islamic Militia Takes Control of Somali Capital
A day after Islamic militias took control of Mogadishu from warlords, the U.S. State Department expressed concerns that Somalia could become a "safe haven" for foreign terrorists.
May 19, 2006
New Film Latest Chapter in Da Vinci Code Phenomenon
This weekend's opening of The Da Vinci Code in thousands of theaters across the country is the latest in a cultural phenomenon that has swept through churches and bookstores. Jeffrey Brown reports on the book and its impact.
May 10, 2006
Sectarian Violence Leaves More Than 1,000 Dead in April
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said Wednesday that 1,091 people were killed in Baghdad in April, an indicator of rising sectarian violence since the February bombing of a Shiite shrine.
April 21, 2006
Chinese Media Offers Controlled Coverage of Hu Visit
A lone protester shouted at China's President Hu Jintao as he spoke Thursday on the White House south lawn. The protesters disruption was seen all across the world except in one place: China. Two experts on Chinese affairs discuss the Chinese government's censorship of the media.
April 19, 2006
New Orleans Churches Start from Scratch After Hurricane
New Orleans churches are struggling to rebuild themselves and their communities after Hurricane Katrina. Ray Suarez reports on religious rebuilding.
April 14, 2006
IRS Weighs the Status of Some Religious Organizations
The Internal Revenue Service is reviewing the tax-free status of churches and ministers who preach politics from the pulpit. NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles explores the issue in a report first aired in February 2006.
April 7, 2006
Ancient Text Discovery Depicts Judas as a Loyal Disciple
A newly authenticated and newly translated ancient document known as the "Gospel of Judas" tells the story of Judas, not as Jesus's betrayer, but as his favored disciple. Two religious experts discuss the significance of the discovery on religion.
April 3, 2006
Iranian Government's Reach Touches Rural Lives
Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports on what Iranians in poor, rural villages want from their government.
March 29, 2006
Christian Convert Flees Afghanistan, Arrives in Italy
Abdul Rahman, the Afghan man who had faced the death penalty for converting to Christianity from Islam, arrived in Italy Wednesday after the cancellation of his trial, which had gained worldwide notice.
March 27, 2006
Analysts Discuss The Influence of Muqtada al-Sadr
With followers in parliament and a powerful militia at his disposal, Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's is vital to the future stability of Iraq. Two regional experts consider the growing importance of the popular leader.
March 23, 2006
Converted Christian Sentenced to Death in Afghanistan
A 41-year-old Afghan, Abdul Rahman, was born a Muslim but was sentenced to death for converting to Christianity. Jeffrey Brown discusses the religious trial with Washington Post editor Pamela Constable.
March 1, 2006
Museum Displays Charles Darwin's Discoveries
A new exhibit at New York's American Museum of Natural History explores the life of Charles Darwin and how he developed his theories on evolution but repressed them for decades because he may have known how revolutionary they would become.
Feb. 27, 2006
Scattered Violence Continues in Iraq After Curfew Ends
Traffic returned and businesses reopened Monday after officials lifted a three-day curfew aimed at stemming sectarian violence in Iraq. However, sporadic violence continued with a mortar attack that killed four in Baghdad.
Feb. 24, 2006
Days of Clashes Raise Specter of Iraqi Civil War
After days of sectarian strife marked by protests, riots and revenge killings in Iraq, tensions between Shia and Sunni Muslims remain high. Margaret Warner speaks with Borzou Daragahi of the Los Angeles Times in Baghdad about the day's events.
Feb. 23, 2006
Shiite Shrine Bombed
Iraqi religious leaders and U.S. officials react to the bombing of a Shiite shrine.
Feb. 23, 2006
Shrine Bombing Sparks Bloody Sectarian Violence
Two experts discuss the prospects for peace in Iraq, after a wave of revenge killings and attacks swept across the country in the wake of Wednesday's bombing of a Shiite shrine in Samarra.
Feb. 23, 2006
Iraqi Sectarian Violence Grows After Shiite Shrine Attack
More than 130 people were killed in sectarian violence across Iraq Thursday, as Shiites retaliated for Wednesday's bombing of the Golden Mosque in Samarra, Iraq.
Feb. 22, 2006
Blasts Kill Scores at Religious Site in Iraq
Powerful bombs blasted a major Shiite shrine Wednesday in Samarra, Iraq, sparking reprisals against Sunni Muslims. Gwen Ifill speaks with New York Times reporter Edward Wong in Baghdad about the latest violence.
Feb. 22, 2006
Air Force Academy Battles Accusations of Intolerance
A report on matters of faith in the U.S. Air Force Academy and the efforts to create a more tolerant religious atmosphere on campus.
Feb. 15, 2006
Scholars Discuss Religious Iconography in Wake of Cartoon Violence
As protests, many of them violent, continue to shake the Muslim world in the wake of depiction of Muhammad in a series of cartoons, two religious scholars discuss the use of religious imagery in public places and in the media.
Feb. 10, 2006
Analysts Weigh Fallout from Muhammad Cartoons
Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the response to controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, the debate over surveillance programs and the government's Hurricane Katrina response.
Feb. 10, 2006
Protests Roil Muslim Nation of Indonesia
Muslims across the world continue protesting the publication of controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. An Independent Television News report from Jakarta looks at the reaction in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim nation.
Feb. 9, 2006
Journalists Debate the Publishing of Offensive Cartoons
After a Shiite march in Lebanon turned into a protest against cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, U.S. news organizations differed in their handling the Muslim cartoons. Three journalists debate whether to publish the cartoons in the United States.
Feb. 6, 2006
Violence Erupts over Muhammad Cartoons
Demonstrations continued across the Muslim world against cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that were published in several European papers. After a background report, two guests discuss the causes of the controversy and the role of Muslims living in Europe.
Feb. 3, 2006
IRS May Tax Politically Active Churches
NewsHour Correspondent Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles reports on the Internal Revenue Service's recent scrutiny of churches and ministers who incorporate political messages into sermons
Feb. 2, 2006
Cartoons Provoke Anger Across Muslim World
Political cartoons published in European newspapers depicting the Prophet Muhammad against Islamic law caused a controversy across the Muslim world. Following a background report, two guests discuss the reaction and opposition to these cartoons.