Barbara Bradley Hagerty en After Tragedy, Nonbelievers Find Other Ways To Cope The Mile High Gliding facility at the Boulder Airport in Colorado is one of Carol Fiore's favorite haunts. And it's a perfect day for flying: clear, breezy and with a gorgeous view of the Rocky Mountains.<p>Fiore used to fly gliders regularly, but a few years ago she stopped. Flying them had become painful.<p>"I felt, in a way, that I was searching for something that wasn't there," Fiore says. "I was looking for that laughter and that incredible time that I had flying with Eric, and he wasn't in the plane with me. I was by myself."<p>Eric was Fiore's husband for 20 years. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 08:05:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 8939 at After Tragedy, Nonbelievers Find Other Ways To Cope Finding New Meaning In The Loss Of A Son <p></p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 22:03:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 7649 at Finding New Meaning In The Loss Of A Son Mormonism: A Scrutinized, Yet Evolving Faith Mitt Romney refused to mix religion with politics in this year's presidential campaign, but that didn't repress people's curiosity about Mormonism. His candidacy brought the homegrown faith into the spotlight.<p>Patrick Mason, a professor and chairman of the Mormon Studies program at Claremont Graduate University, says attention paid to his faith has been twofold. On one hand, it's been good for attracting new converts. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:53:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 6066 at Mormonism: A Scrutinized, Yet Evolving Faith For Religious Conservatives, Election Was A 'Disaster' Many religious conservatives thought this might be the year of an evangelical comeback, when voters would throw President Obama out because of his support of same-sex marriage and abortion, and his health plan's birth control mandate. It didn't work out that way.<p>"I think this was an evangelical disaster," says Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.<p>Mohler says white evangelicals moved in lockstep: Seventy-nine percent voted for Republican Mitt Romney, the same percentage as voted for President George W. Bush in 2004. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 21:37:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 4813 at For Religious Conservatives, Election Was A 'Disaster' Battleground States Carry Obama To Second Term Americans elected Barack Obama to a second term Tuesday, with the president capturing or on the verge of winning all of the key states that had been at the center of his hard-fought campaign against Republican Mitt Romney.<p>"Whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you," Obama said early Wednesday at a speech before thousands of supporters in Chicago. "I have learned from you. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 22:59:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 4659 at Battleground States Carry Obama To Second Term Voters To Settle Tight And Turbulent Presidential Battle As Americans go to the polls, one of the closest presidential races in years may be determined by a state in the Midwest and a hurricane named Sandy.<p>After a campaign that has cost some $6 billion, the two candidates are in the same place they started: with President Obama a smidgen ahead of challenger Mitt Romney, so close that differences are in most cases statistically insignificant.<p>Obama seems to have regained his footing after his sleepy performance in the first debate last month. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:58:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 4588 at Voters To Settle Tight And Turbulent Presidential Battle Shift In Mormon Age Policy Widens Women's Options Hannon Young was listening with only half an ear during the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints earlier this month when Church President Thomas S. Monson started talking about missionaries. But then Young perked up — and froze, as Monson declared that women no longer have to wait until they are 21 to go on their missions. They can begin at 19, he said.<p>"You could hear an audible gasp throughout the whole conference center," says Young, a freshman at Brigham Young University. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 08:26:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 4146 at Shift In Mormon Age Policy Widens Women's Options Sisters And Vatican II: A Generational Tug Of War Fifty years ago, Pope John XXIII launched a revolution in the Catholic Church. The Second Vatican Council opened on Oct. 11, 1962, with the goal of bringing the church into the modern world. Catholics could now hear the Mass in their local language. Laypeople could take leadership roles in the church. And the church opened conversations with other faiths.<p>For American nuns, Vatican II brought freedoms and controversies that are playing out today.<p>Maureen Fiedler joined the Sisters of Mercy in September 1962. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 20:58:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 2842 at Sisters And Vatican II: A Generational Tug Of War Both Candidates Leave God Off The Campaign Trail Religion used to be everywhere in the presidential elections. George W. Bush courted conservative believers in 2004. In 2008, Sarah Palin excited evangelicals and — unexpectedly — so did Barack Obama.<p>What a difference a few years make. In 2007, then-candidate Obama used evangelical language to describe his Christian conversion: He was a young, secular community organizer who occasionally visited the local Chicago church, when one day he walked to the front of the sanctuary and knelt before the cross.<p>"I felt I heard God's spirit beckoning me," Obama recalled. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 07:32:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 2303 at Both Candidates Leave God Off The Campaign Trail Text Reignites Debate: Did Jesus Have A Wife? A Harvard researcher says a "new gospel" written on a fragment of papyrus shows some early Christians believed Jesus had a wife. The fragment — which scholars believe was written in the fourth century — is creating a sensation among New Testament experts. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 09:03:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 1466 at Anti-Islam Film Crafted To Provoke, Experts Say Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne. Good morning.<p>For many Muslims, the film that sparked at least some of the anti-American violence in Egypt and Libya was breathtakingly offensive. In a moment, we'll look into the mystery behind who made the film.<p>First, NPR's religion correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty looks at how it was crafted to provoke Muslim believers and what Islamic teachings say about how believers should respond. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 09:45:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 1120 at