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Salafism is perhaps best known for the ideologies of Salafi jihadism such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda. It is actually comprised of many fundamentalist Islamic movements whose followers consider themselves the only "saved" sect of Islam. Professor and author Robert Rabil discusses Salafism and his book, “Salafism in Lebanon: From Apoliticism to Transnational Jihadism.”
Robert Rabil, Ph.D., Florida International University
Synod of the Family
The Vatican’s Synod on the Family, a two week meeting of bishops, priests and lay people, addressed major issues including whether to allow divorced Catholics to receive communion; and how to pastorally approach the LGBT community and cohabiting but not married congregants. Is Pope Francis going back on his word to shift away from the “culture war”?
Daniel Alvarez, M.A., M.T.S., Florida International University
Elsie Miranda DMin., Barry University
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