Religion http://www.kunc.org en At Houses Of Worship, Women Serve Food For A Higher Purpose http://www.kunc.org/post/houses-worship-women-serve-food-higher-purpose Behind the scenes of the feasts and meals at houses of worship, there's almost always an army of women (and a few men) who peel potatoes, stir stews, mash chickpeas, slice onions and make by hand the various breads essential to the central meal. They see this service as their religious calling. Here are a few stories from women in the New York City area.<br /><strong></strong><p><strong>Buddha's Food Is Simple By Design Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:43:00 +0000 59837 at http://www.kunc.org At Houses Of Worship, Women Serve Food For A Higher Purpose 'Unmosqued' Examines Muslim Variant Of Unchurched Youth http://www.kunc.org/post/unmosqued-examines-muslim-variant-unchurched-youth There's a new film screening on American college campuses this spring that's sparking lively debate among Muslim students. <em>Unmosqued </em>depicts a younger generation of American Muslims drifting away from Islam, and it argues that mosques bear the blame.<p>Recently several hundred people gathered at the Webb Foundation to celebrate Mawlid, the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. The foundation is named after an early American convert to Islam. There's no dome, minaret or even a building. Fri, 23 May 2014 10:03:00 +0000 56882 at http://www.kunc.org 'Unmosqued' Examines Muslim Variant Of Unchurched Youth Palestinians Appeal To Pope For Help In Land Disputes With Israel http://www.kunc.org/post/palestinians-appeal-pope-help-land-disputes-israel When Pope Francis visits Jerusalem on Monday, he will celebrate Mass in one of the holiest Christian sites in the world.<p>The Cenacle, or the Upper Room, is traditionally considered the place where Christ shared his Last Supper with disciples before he was crucified.<p>But the spot is holy not only to Christians. Below, some Jews believe, is the tomb of King David. A mosque has also stood on this site.<p><a href="http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/3a1b97bc-dcdf-11e3-b73c-00144feabdc0.html#axzz32TtdPi7W">Access to the Cenacle has been hotly contested</a> since the days of British rule here. Fri, 23 May 2014 09:01:00 +0000 Emily Harris 56878 at http://www.kunc.org Palestinians Appeal To Pope For Help In Land Disputes With Israel Pope To Travel To Holy Land With Rabbi And Muslim Leader http://www.kunc.org/post/pope-travel-holy-land-rabbi-and-muslim-leader The first non-European pope in modern history will makes a pilgrimage to the Holy Land this week, a region with centuries of religious strife.<p>Francis — the first pope to take the name of the saint of peace — will carry far less historical baggage than any of his predecessors.<p>When John Paul II visited Israel in 2000, he prayed at the Western Wall and apologized for the church's sins against Jews. Tue, 20 May 2014 11:23:00 +0000 Sylvia Poggioli 56743 at http://www.kunc.org Pope To Travel To Holy Land With Rabbi And Muslim Leader A Voice For Abuse Survivors Within The Catholic Church http://www.kunc.org/post/voice-abuse-survivors-within-catholic-church <em>Each week, </em>Weekend Edition Sunday<em> host Rachel Martin brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.</em><p>For decades Marie Collins has advocated on behalf of sex abuse victims and spoken out against the way the Catholic Church has handled the crisis.<p>Collins was selected by Pope Francis to sit on the new commission he set up to try to right past wrongs and to make recommendations for dealing with pedophile priests in the future.<p>Collins is one of four women on the new commission and the only member Sun, 11 May 2014 14:51:00 +0000 NPR Staff 56390 at http://www.kunc.org A Voice For Abuse Survivors Within The Catholic Church