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

Benjamin Epstein, director of the Anti-Defamation League, stands on Martin Luther King Jr.'s right in this photo with Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, taken June 22, 1963. Abbie Rowe/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum hide caption

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Anti-Defamation League Chief Faces Challenge Trying To Renew Civil Rights Activism

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State Religious Freedom Laws Surface In Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage

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Nick Wilson (left), at his ordination last month, is given a framed sign from Pastor Matt Johnson that reads "Just As I Am," the title of one of Wilson's favorite hymns. Bill Campbell hide caption

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Acceptance Grows, Slowly But Steadily, For Gay Evangelicals

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The audience at last month's Together for the Gospel conference in Louisville, Ky. Sarah Mesa Photography hide caption

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As U.S. Attitudes Change, Some Evangelicals Dig In; Others Adapt

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2015 Saw A Decrease In Religious Freedom Around The World, Says Annual Report

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Religious Freedom Faces 'Serious And Sustained Assault' Around The World

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U.S. Catholics Divided Over Pope Francis' Family Life Guidelines

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Morgan Freeman Takes On Omniscient View To Explore Big Uncertainties In 'God'

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Radovan Karadzic sits in the courtroom in the Hague during the reading of his verdict at The International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia on Thursday. Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Two Decades After The War, A Genocide Conviction For Radovan Karadzic

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President Obama arrives at the podium to address the Cuban people at the National Theater in Havana on Tuesday. He said the two countries should let go of the past and benefit from better relations in the future. Desmond Boylan/AP hide caption

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An evangelical Christian pilgrim from the U.S. waves during a parade in Jerusalem last October in an annual show of support for Israel. Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Evangelicals Key To Republican Support For Israel

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State Department Declares ISIS Attacks On Christians Constitute Genocide

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Sheikh Hassan Lachheb conducts the Portrait of a Prophet course in Lanham, Md. The course is based on the stories of the Hadith, personal recollections of the Prophet Muhammad put down in writing about two centuries after his death. Courtesy of CelebrateMercy hide caption

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Fighting Extremism With Knowledge: Learning The Lessons Of Muhammad

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A group of young Muslim friends in Washington, D.C., meets occasionally to support each other in their work and discuss the struggles their community faces. Brandon Chew/NPR hide caption

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This Is Our Islam: To Be Young, Devout And Muslim In America Today

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia addresses a gathering in McLean, Va., in 2006. Scalia was a devout Roman Catholic, but said, "The only article in faith that plays any part in my judging is the commandment 'Thou Shalt Not Lie.' " Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Scalia Expressed His Faith With The Same Fervor As His Court Opinions

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