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After three Muslims were killed recently in Queens, community leaders in New York and elsewhere say Islamophobia is at a high, even 15 years after Sept. 11. Their solution: getting out the vote.

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The Republican nominee addressed the annual Values Voter Summit occurring this weekend in Washington, D.C. He was not among the top few primary candidates preferred by conservative Christian voters.
Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen discusses the Soviet effort, in 1929, to create an autonomous Jewish state in the country's far eastern region. Gessen is the author of _Where The Jews Aren't._
Muslim Americans are more engaged in public life, and interfaith outreach efforts expanded notably after Sept. 11. But terrorism concerns continue to drive anti-Islam and anti-foreigner sentiment.
Pope Francis canonized Mother Teresa Sunday. The nun was praised for her work helping the poor in India. But critics say she only provided minimal assistance.
Lisa Vogl and her partners launched Verona online to fill a fashion void. Now, it's a boutique stocked with long-sleeved caftans, full-length slit-less skirts, and more than 300 varieties of hijabs.
The nun, known for her work with the poor of Calcutta, took a fast-track line to sainthood — and it is not without controversy.
A view from Calcutta: Mother Teresa inspires pride in the city but also questions about the halo surrounding her legacy.
Mother Teresa officially becomes a Catholic saint on Sunday. NPR's Ari Shapiro introduces us to a woman who was friends with the nun for years and worked with her in Kolkata, India.
The child, who had contracted polio, was taken in by Mother Teresa when he was 3. What has happened since sounds like a fairy tale.
Renee Montagne talks to John Carr, head of Georgetown University's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, about why Catholic voters seem to prefer Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump.
A cancer patient and a coma victim credit her for their recovery. "You have to accept that there are things that science cannot explain," says an atheist physician who's investigated miracle stories.
Some members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints choose to leave the faith but not the community. They're learning to tread new ground where belonging exists sometimes without belief.
France, Bulgaria, Belgium and the Netherlands all have different kinds of bans on wearing burqas in public. NPR's Scott Simon talks to German journalist Janek Schmidt about the proposal.
Aheda Zanetti is the designer of the burkini. She's disappointed to learn about the burkini ban from beaches in France because she wants burkinis to be seen as a symbols of joy and fitness. She created it to liberate Muslim women too modest to wear Western style swim suits.
Icelanders are flocking to a recently founded religion which is promising them a rebate on their religious taxes.
The papal trip to Africa was a first for Francis, but the Argentine-born pontiff felt very much at home. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reflects on her experiences, and the Pope's, during the historic visit.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations held a press conference very early into the investigation into the attack. CAIR communications director Ibrahim Hooper explains why they moved so quickly.
Indiana's governor has asked the Catholic Church to halt a plan to resettle Syrian refugees in the state. Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski explains why he expects the archdiocese to move forward anyway.
After the mass shooting in San Bernardino, many took to Twitter to send prayers, and were then called out for not doing more. It prompted NPR's Scott Simon to muse on the power of prayer.