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If the Oceans Were Ink – American journalist Carla Power spent a year studying the Quran as taught by the renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi. Her book on that experience, “If the Oceans Were Ink,” is a finalist for this year’s National Book Award. Bob Abernethy interviews Power, who reports on her Sheikh’s beliefs about violence, the Muslim treatment of women and living a life totally centered on God.
America’s Religious Freedom Ambassador – The US Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom, Rabbi David Saperstein, is finishing his first year as the State Department’s point man on religious persecution and discrimination around the world. Saperstein is the first non-Christian in the position. Kim Lawton talked with him about the biggest challenges for international religious freedom and what he has learned in his new position.