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The Washington Post's Acts of Faith offers breaking and ongoing news, analysis and opinion about major religion stories.

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There’s a double-standard for Muslims in entertainment, and race, cultural background and class play a part.

  • Sarah A. Harvard
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During the incident, they played 'Middle Eastern music' and uttered slurs against Muslims, according to the Chicago Tribune.


Why the iconic Virgin of Charity means so much to Cubans and Pope Francis

Pope Francis will celebrate the first papal Mass in her shrine outside Santiago on Tuesday.

This year, communities are figuring out ways to repent for the sins of America, and to take action to fix them.

  • Perspective

Mormon lawmakers are the most prominent in fighting to take back federal lands.

  • Christine Colbert
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When he spoke, he held audiences captive.

  • Ravi Zacharias
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A nonexistent planet is not on a collision course toward Earth, NASA and a Christian pastor said.

The Vatican adviser has come under attack from right-wing groups.

He was called back to Vatican City, and the crime is under investigation.

The call came after Trump doubled down on his remarks after Charlottesville.

  • Perspective

If the Democrats want to win, they can't afford to be extremist.

  • Charles C. Camosy
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The United States and Iran on Wednesday will have their highest-level interaction of Donald Trump’s presidency, a day after the American leader delivered a blistering attack on the Islamic Republic and the landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

A music teacher and singer-songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide is facing child pornography charges.

During Hurricane Irma, Temple Shalom served as a sanctuary of a different kind.

The former president of the Vatican’s children’s hospital has defended spending 422,000 euros ($506,000) in hospital donations to renovate a cardinal’s apartment, saying the investment would have brought even more donations.

A federal appeals court has denied white supremacist Dylann Roof’s request to replace his Jewish and Indian lawyers who are appealing his death sentence for a racist massacre in South Carolina a day after he filed it.

A Detroit-area doctor charged with performing genital mutilation on girls in a Muslim sect will be released from jail as she awaits trial.

Officials say a set of rainbow-colored doors that read “God’s doors are open to all” in front of a Rhode Island church was vandalized over the weekend.

It was one of the uglier incidents in recent memory in North Dakota’s largest city, Fargo: A white woman was captured on cellphone video shouting “We’re going to kill all of you” at three Somali women in a Walmart parking lot.

A Catholic priest from India who was freed after being held 18 months in Yemen said Saturday that he was never physically harmed, even if his captors feigned hitting him on videos released during his captivity. Officials said they had no knowledge of a ransom having been paid.

The Latest on a descendant of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee resigning as pastor (all times local):

A high-ranking priest working in the Vatican’s embassy in Washington has been recalled after U.S. prosecutors asked for him to be charged there and face trial in a child pornography investigation, Vatican and U.S. officials said Friday.

Colorado’s governor on Thursday denied a pardon application from a woman who lived at a Quaker meeting house in Denver to avoid U.S. immigration authorities, quashing her hopes of a final way to fight deportation.

A Roman Catholic priest in Pennsylvania caught with child pornography by someone helping with his computer is going to jail.

Two Minnesota mothers have been charged in an investigation of genital mutilation in a Muslim sect, months after bringing their daughters to a Detroit-area clinic.

The county caseworkers who investigate child abuse in Pennsylvania are underpaid, inadequately trained, plagued by high turnover and face dangerous conditions, according to a report released Thursday that recommended changes to the system.

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