Four monks in orange robes hanging orange drape on temple (© Stanley J. Staniski/Smithsonian Institution)

U.S. museums explore the art of different faiths

Religious themes have inspired much of the world's great art, and three U.S. museum exhibitions are exploring links between religion and creativity.
People inside a large, elaborately decorated building (© AP Images)

Turkish studies flourish at Binghamton University in New York

Undergraduate students at Binghamton, in upstate New York, can now take advantage of the school’s expanding Ottoman and Turkish studies program.
Raef Haggag (© Akbar Sayed)

He sings about an America that is home to immigrants

For Egyptian-American musician Raef Haggag, faith and patriotism go hand in hand; his belief fueled a musical project that is bringing him renown.
Martin Luther King Jr. waving to large crowd (Francis Miller/Life Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Get a free poster for Black History Month

The hope Martin Luther King Jr. shared in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963 still rings true. This poster honors his commitment to equality.

Out of the closet, still in the game

The United States is becoming a fairer place for LGBTI athletes at all levels. Some of these athletes share their inspiring stories here.

Ramadan Kareem from President Obama

As the new crescent moon brings in the holy month of Ramadan, Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those observing the month of fasting.
Young man arranging produce in grocery store (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Strong community support helps refugees plant U.S. roots

Without a job or a home, or knowing the language, could a refugee become self-sufficient in the U.S. only 90 days after moving there? Yes! Here's how.

They arrive as refugees and win their nation’s highest honor

Americans take particular pride when a onetime refugee earns the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.
Basketball player spinning ball on her fingers (© Brett Meister/Harlem Globetrotters)

An ‘Ace’ up the sleeve of the Harlem Globetrotters [video]

The Harlem Globetrotters have wowed fans with comic basketball feats for decades. They also do a lot of good — like helping to stop bullying.