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In Middle East, leaders on religious left offer reconciliation

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In Middle East, leaders on religious left offer reconciliation

Religious politicians are usually considered to be on the right of the ideological spectrum. However, we look at three figures -- Iyad Jamal Al-Din in Iraq, Menachem Froman in Israel and Mehdi Karroubi in Iran -- who advocate pacifism and pluralism yet are grounded in traditional spirituality.

Posted: March 25, 2010 12:02   Comments: 13
French panel recommends partial ban on full face veil

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French panel recommends partial ban on full face veil

A French parliamentary panel recommended today that France impose a ban on wearing the full face veil in public -- buses, subways and hospitals. Under the proposal, women would have to show their faces when entering a facility and remain uncovered. The ban could take effect by the end of the year -- but would not apply to wearing the veil on the street or in private.

Posted: January 26, 2010 10:48   Comments: 99
Churches set ablaze as religious strife rages in Malaysia

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Churches set ablaze as religious strife rages in Malaysia

Since Friday, tensions between Malaysian Muslims and Christians have escalated, with attacks on nine Christan churches in retaliation for use of the word "Allah." Jamie Metzl of the Asia Society discusses rising religious tensions and how the conflict might be resolved.

Posted: January 12, 2010 15:24   Comments: 5
Worldfocus Radio: Jerusalem United or Divided?

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Worldfocus Radio: Jerusalem United or Divided?

East and West Jerusalem are divided along ethnic and religious lines -- in addition to the separation fence that Israel built to secure the city. Martin Savidge hosts Mustafa Barghouti of the Palestinian National Initiative and Gershon Baskin of the Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information.

Posted: November 18, 2009 20:28   Comments: 15
Worldfocus Radio: LGBT politics and gay asylum

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Worldfocus Radio: LGBT politics and gay asylum

Worldfocus Radio takes a comparative look at the progress of LGBT politics and the gay rights movement in different countries and explores the U.S. and Canada as safe havens for gay asylum seekers. Martin Savidge hosts David Rayside and Rachel Tiven.

Posted: November 11, 2009 20:28   Comments: 5
Gays in Jamaica worship in underground church

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Gays in Jamaica worship in underground church

Jamaica is often said to hold the world record for the most churches per square mile. There's a public place of worship for almost everyone -- unless you’re gay. Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti, producer Micah Fink and director of photography Gabrielle Weiss report on the secret underground church that is welcoming gay men and women to practice their faith.

Posted: November 11, 2009 13:56   Comments: 54
Communist North Korea clings to ‘Juche’ ideology

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Communist North Korea clings to ‘Juche’ ideology

Part 2 of 6 in our series on the people and culture of North Korea, Worldfocus multimedia producer Ben Piven explains the powerful ideology of Juche -- which some call the isolated country's state religion. Photos show notable Juche monuments throughout the Hermit Kingdom.

Posted: October 30, 2009 16:32   Comments: 0
Converting religious groups into climate change crusaders

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Converting religious groups into climate change crusaders

Climate change activists are often stymied by skeptics who doubt how much humans can do to reverse global warming. Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Olav Kjorven, director of the UNDP's Bureau for Development Policy about why the organization is turning to world religions to fight climate change.

Posted: October 26, 2009 16:41   Comments: 6
Religious minority clamors for legal rights in Indonesia

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Religious minority clamors for legal rights in Indonesia

Correspondent and producer Jamilla Trindle reports from Indonesia, where fundamentalists are posing new challenges to the democratically-elected government and to members of minority religious groups.

Posted: October 22, 2009 17:59   Comments: 7
Rising Islamist movements challenge secularism in Turkey

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Rising Islamist movements challenge secularism in Turkey

Correspondent Gizem Yarbil and producer Bryan Myers report on how traditional religion and modern democracy are trying to coexist in Turkey, where growing religious groups are championing Islam's ethical and moral values. Secular critics are branding these religious groups as fundamentalist.

Posted: October 21, 2009 16:11   Comments: 28
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