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May 8th, 2012
09:48 AM ET

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf explains his vision for the future of Islam in America

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf explains his desire to develop a robust Muslim American culture and discusses the tension between the immigrant Muslim community and second and third generation Muslim Americans. He also talks about his new book "Moving the Mountain: Beyond Ground Zero to a New Vision of Islam in America."

Filed under: Islam • Religion
May 8th, 2012
09:29 AM ET

New documentary examines a controversial gay 'rehab' program for teens

The new documentary, "This Is What Love in Action Looks Like," follows the story of the teenage boy Zach Stark and the controversial "refuge" program at the former "Love In Action" ministry.

The ministry, headed by John Smid from 1990-2008, preached that one could control homosexuality through Christianity.  Zach Stark's parents sent him to the "rehabilitation" program after he came out to them in 2005. Stark's secret blogs about the program sparked a nationwide protest against the ministry.

John Smid left "Love in Action" in 2008 and he has since said that he no longer believes that people can repent from homosexuality.

Today on Starting Point, Smid and Morgan Jon Fox, the director of the new documentary, sit down with Soledad O'Brien to discuss the project and to explain the ministry's history.

To find out more about the documentary, visit

Filed under: Religion
March 2nd, 2012
10:30 AM ET

Author Deborah Feldman explains why she left the Satmar sect of the Hasidic Jewish community

Deborah Feldman, author of "Unorthodox," talks with Soledad about her book, explains the details of participating in the Satmar Hasidic Jewish community and why she left.


Inside the world of Satmar Jews

Deborah Feldman, author of "Unorthodox," explains the culture of the Satmar Hasidic Jewish community.


Feldman: Why she left Hasidic community

Deborah Feldman, author of "Unorthodox," on why she left the Satmar sect of the Hasidic Jewish community.

Filed under: Religion
February 28th, 2012
07:25 PM ET

Proof of Jesus's resurrection? Authors claim they've found ancient evidence

"The Jesus Discovery" co-authors James Tabor & Simcha Jacobovici on their claim of ancient evidence of Jesus's resurrection.

Filed under: Christianity • Religion
February 27th, 2012
11:47 AM ET

Judge scolds atheist activist in controversial 'Zombie Mohammed' court ruling

Jonathan Turley, law professor, weighs in on the controversial "Zombie Mohammed" court ruling.

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Filed under: Court • Religion
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