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Keith Ellison: Muslim Congressional Candidate
October 13, 2006
Keith Ellison: Muslim Congressional Candidate
The story of a radical change in Minnesota's fifth congressional district in Minneapolis. A seat long-held by a Norwegian-American was taken over in the November 2006 election by an African American Muslim. This story aired prior to Ellison's victory.
October 13, 2006
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Detainee Ethics
October 6, 2006
Detainee Ethics
In late 2006, Congress passed a controversial bill that gave the president power to order trials of suspected terrorists in military tribunals, not regular courts, and it denied suspects the right to challenge their detention. But is the law constitutional?
October 6, 2006
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Teen Imams
October 6, 2006
Teen Imams
During the month-long Muslim holiday of Ramadan, these two teenage boys led prayers and recited the entire Qur'an from memory.
October 6, 2006
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Hispanic Voters 2006
October 6, 2006
Hispanic Voters 2006
Hispanics are now the largest minority in America. Most Latinos are Democrats, but in recent elections, more and more have voted Republican. But the debates over immigration reform could change that, as many Hispanics favor more liberal immigration policies than most Republicans have supported.
October 6, 2006
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Daughters of Abraham Book Club
September 29, 2006
Daughters of Abraham Book Club
While religious conflict is dominating the headlines, there are some who are trying to find understanding and respect across religious lines. A group of women in Cambridge, Massachusetts is doing just that. They have founded a book club to learn from each other's Jewish, Christian and Islamic ...
September 29, 2006
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Shia-Sunni Conflict
September 29, 2006
Shia-Sunni Conflict
The conflict between Sunnis and Shiites goes back nearly 1,400 years and today, it is tearing Iraq apart. But the two branches of Islam have not always been openly hostile, and in many parts of the world they live together peacefully.
September 29, 2006
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John Kerry on Faith
September 22, 2006
John Kerry on Faith
In his speech at Pepperdine University in California, John Kerry outlined his vision of how faith can—and should—play a role in public life.
September 22, 2006
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Muslim Comedian
September 15, 2006
Muslim Comedian
American Muslims have developed a variety of strategies to combat ignorance and prejudice against their community, from grassroots political pressure to high-profile media campaigns. But Azhar Usman has chosen a more unorthodox route — stand-up comedy.
September 15, 2006
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Rabbi Alan Lew
September 15, 2006
Rabbi Alan Lew
In northern California, Rabbi Alan Lew encourages Jews to borrow from the Buddhist tradition of meditation to enhance their practice during the High Holidays and all year round. Says Lew, “what really makes Jewish prayer powerful is something inexpressible, and meditation really sensitizes you ...
September 15, 2006
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Keiskamma Altarpiece
September 15, 2006
Keiskamma Altarpiece
Like many places across the African continent, the tiny fishing village of Hamburg in South Africa has been devastated by HIV/AIDS. Carol Hofmeyr is the doctor who treated many of the villagers there. She enlisted the women of Hamburg to create a massive altarpiece as a symbol of hope and ...
September 15, 2006
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9/11 Five Year Anniversary
September 8, 2006
9/11 Five Year Anniversary
Thousands of people every week are still visiting the site where the World Trade Center once stood. But five years since 9/11, Lucky Severson says, there's still so much traffic and construction and so much controversy about how to rebuild that it's hard to feel Ground Zero as sacred space.
September 8, 2006
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American Muslims Five Years Later
September 8, 2006
American Muslims Five Years Later
After the attack by Islamic radicals five years ago, American Muslims feared violent reprisals against them. Those did not happen, but today many Muslims in this country say they still feel that their neighbors don't trust them and that their government threatens them.
September 8, 2006
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