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Anthony Shadid on the status of Christians in the Middle East

Ray Suarez interviews New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid, who offers his perspective on the status of Christians throughout the Middle East.

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American Voices: Jon Meacham on religious reconciliation

On “American Voices,” essayist Jon Meacham comments on the path to reconciliation among Muslims, Jews and Christians

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Prominent Republicans distance themselves from anti-Islam rhetoric

Not all Republicans have embraced the rhetoric of the anti-Shariah movement. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, for example, has had a warm relationship with Muslims in his state.

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‘Counter-jihad’ movement may be small, but its rhetoric has seeped into public discourse

The Norway bomber threw a spotlight on anti-Islam bloggers and activists. Here in the U.S., their rhetoric has influenced mainstream political discourse.

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Pakistan blasphemy laws retake center stage

In Pakistan, the deadly blasphemy laws have reared their ugly head yet again, in the wake of a new film and death threats against a liberal reformist.

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  What does the Bible have to say about climate change?

It depends on who you ask. In this Climate Desk podcast, we pose the question to a rabbi, a Muslim author, an evangelical pastor, and one of the founders of Ark Encounter, a Biblical theme park under development in Kentucky.

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  Reza Aslan: Connecting East and West through literature

Alison Stewart speaks with religious scholar and author Reza Aslan about his new book, which chronicles the history of the modern Middle East through literature.

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Filmmaker seeks to change attitudes about America’s wars

Americans paid little attention to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during the election. Laura Poitras wonders what, if anything, will change that.

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Banned Books Week: Putting censorship on the map

Free speech advocates look to connect book banning to political trends, like the Tea Party.

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