With the Muslim population on pace to possibly become the second-largest religious group in the United States by 2040, the demand for halal meat and other foods is on the rise to the point that Nielsen reports U.S. sales increased 15 percent from 2012 to 2015.
On The 21st: Jesuit priest, best-selling author, and America Media editor-at-large Fr. James Martin joins us to talk about his book that highlights the importance of welcoming LGBT people into the Catholic Church. Plus, we revisit our conversation with Chicago poet Daniel Borzutzky.
Billy Graham, the most famous minister of his era, died Wednesday at his home in Montreat, N.C., spokesman Todd Shearer tells NPR. In his 99 years, Graham changed the face of evangelical Christianity in America.
On this encore edition of The 21st: We revisit our conversation with Rabbi Evan Moffic on his latest book that explores how ancient Judaic traditions help him more deeply understand the nature of happiness. Plus, the landmark Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage in the United States. And, we'll give you some tips on how to avoid deer on the roads.
On The 21st: ProPublica Illinois reporter Mick Dumke discusses his latest investigation into Chicago gun violence. Plus, how a new Illinois law might lead to increased protections temp workers. And, a look into the legal battle over an Archbishop’s remains.
On this encore edition of The 21st: Are affirmative action policies in college admissions under threat? Plus, we learn about Islamic communities in the Midwest and discuss the state of retail giant Sears.
On this encore edition of the 21st: Social entrepreneur Justin Dillon shares why he thinks everyone can make a difference. We also meet the Illinois team that’s adapted one of the oldest known medieval comic dramas and look at public art's impact on the city of Chicago.
On the 21st: We talk with U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth about President Trump's plans for the war in Afghanistan and his other recent speeches. Plus, we discuss the controversy surrounding the Illinois Policy Institute cartoon that many politicians have denounced as racist, and we talk with two Illinois teachers who think our current political climate means it’s even more important for students to study religion in public schools.