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    Sharia-compliant financing includes home mortgages and other financial tools, such as Islamic mutual funds, that have done well because they tended not to invest in now-collapsing financial institutions. More

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    This Grammy-nominated singer who has performed for presidents and prisoners says "music has been one of the languages I talk to God in and God speaks to me in."

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  • What is the history of shariah financing, how does it compare to other traditions’ attitudes toward finance, and how does it work in the modern world? Watch more of Lucky Severson’s interview with international business professor Ibrahim Warde of the Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. More

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    The age-old chants and liturgical music of Orthodox worship have a special beauty and spiritual power for Eastern Orthodox Christians. More

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    Kim Lawton describes a White House meeting of religious and community leaders hosted by the Obama Administration’s Office on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

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    An unstated Easter hope for eternal life runs through writer John Updike's work, from his famous early poem "Seven Stanzas at Easter" to "Endpoint," his final collection of poetry, published just a few months after his death.

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    President Barack Obama is in Turkey, where he is reaching out to a majority Muslim country and talking about bridging the East-West divide.

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    Fifty years ago at the beginning of America’s civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. went to India to walk in the footsteps of one of his heroes, Mohandas Gandhi. Dr. King was strongly influenced by Gandhi’s teachings of nonviolent resistance. Recently, Dr. King’s son and many civil rights veterans revisited India to honor both King and Gandhi. More

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