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Back in Session: from Congress to the Court to the Classroom
September 07, 2018
As the summer wraps up, we explore some of the topics that Congress and the Supreme Court will encounter as they swing back into session. 
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Muslim Advocates reflect on travel ban effects September 07, 2018

The Supreme Court will soon return for its fall term - but the impact of some of its rulings on religious freedom issues from last session are still being felt. We hear from Muslim Advocates about families separated under President Trump’s travel ban.

Farhana Kheraexecutive director of Muslim Advocates
Johnathan Smith, legal director of Muslim Advocates
Yale University Press
Linking the Qur’an and the Bible September 07, 2018
The Qur'an and the Bible are two different scriptures from two of the world's most major religions. But they are more connected than one might think. A new reference book brings together shared stories, characters, themes and scriptures of the Qur’an and the Bible together in one volume - and could provide key insights for religion scholars.

Gabriel Said Reynolds, professor of Islamic Studies and Theology at the University of Notre Dame and author of The Qur’an and the Bible

University of Washington Press
Religious communities providing sanctuary change their tactics September 07, 2018
Faith communities have been active on the immigration issue for decades - even using their places of worship to provide “sanctuary” for undocumented immigrants. But over time, the sanctuary movement has changed from an underground railroad to an act of resistance.

Linda Rabben is an associate research professor of anthropology at the University of Maryland. She is the author of Sanctuary and Asylum: A Social and Political History, and Give Refuge to the Stranger: The Past, Present and Future of Sanctuary.