Back in Session: from Congress to the Court to the Classroom

This week on Interfaith Voices:

Muslim Advocates reflect on travel ban effects

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 Khera, executive director of Muslim Advocates
Johnathan Smith, legal director of Muslim Advocates


Linking the Qur’an and the Bible

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


Religious communities providing sanctuary change their tactics

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.

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