The first amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees equal rights to all places of worship, be it a church or a mosque. In the U.S. city of Syracuse, New York, a church is as important to Muslims as it has been to Christians. Saba Shah Khan takes us to this house of God.
Every year, volunteers across the United States place wreaths at the headstones of dead soldiers. It’s a nationwide tradition that started in 1992 with 5,000 donated wreaths. This year, that number topped one million. Arash Arabasadi has this story from Arlington, Virginia.
The state of North Dakota is one of the leading resettlement locations, per capita, for refugees coming to the United States. About 400 refugees each year arrive in larger cities like Fargo, where they are gradually reshaping the ethnic and cultural makeup of their adopted hometowns. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, the transition for refugees in this northern state is not always easy, but some who have overcome adversity are giving hope this holiday season to others around them most in need.