Tom Gjelten Tom Gjelten covers issues of religion, faith, and belief for NPR News.

Pedestrians walk past St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. The number of Americans who list their church affiliation as "none" has certainly increased, but more than 70 percent still identify generally as Christian. Marianne O'Leary/Flickr hide caption

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Why Religion Is More Durable Than Commonly Thought In Modern Society

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A third-grader reads from the Quran. Neha Rashid /NPR hide caption

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This Islamic School Helps Students Build Their American And Muslim Identity

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Amy Clayton teaches a fifth-grade history class at St. Jerome Academy in Hyattsville, Md. The school, which almost closed eight years ago, has experienced growth over the past few years, largely due to an influx of Catholic families who were drawn to Hyattsville by a desire to live among others who share their values. Tom Gjelten/NPR hide caption

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Catholics Build 'Intentional' Community Of Like-Minded Believers

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Imam Johari Abdul-Malik (center), of Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Northern Virginia, speaks alongside other leaders of the Muslim community during a December 2015 news conference in Washington, D.C., about growing "Islamophobia" in the United States. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Push To Name Muslim Brotherhood A Terrorist Group Worries U.S. Offshoots

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Protesters and LGBT activists rally outside Trump International Hotel this month in Washington, D.C. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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In Religious Freedom Debate, 2 American Values Clash

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Philadelphia Cemetery Vandalized In Wave Of Anti-Semitic Attacks

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Refugee Agency World Relief Lays Off Workers In Response To Trump

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In his campaign, Trump criticized President Obama for his reluctance to use the words "radical Islamic extremism." The Trump administration may now want to refocus key programs on Muslim extremists. Kamran Jebreili/AP hide caption

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Trump Reportedly Plans To Refocus Violent Extremism Initiative On Muslims

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Trump Opens Prayer Breakfast With Remarks About 'Apprentice' Ratings

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Some Trump Advisers Have Made Anti-Muslim Comments In The Past

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Christian Leaders Question Trump's Promise To Favor Christian Refugees

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The HIAS welcomes refugees in Philadelphia in 2015. "The faith groups are going to kick and scream and object to every aspect of this disgusting, vile, executive order, which makes America out to be something that it's not," says Mark Hetfield, the organization's president. "You know, we are a country that welcomes refugees." Bill McCay/Getty Images for MoveOn.org hide caption

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Trump Refugee Ban Clashes With Faith-Based Groups' Religious Missions

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Trump Takes On Ambitious Plan To Eliminate Terrorism By Radical Islamists

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