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20 Years After China Seized Boy Monk, Tibetans Call For His Release

In 1995, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was designated as the 11th Panchen Lama, Tibetan Buddhism's second-highest spiritual leader. He was promptly detained by Chinese authorities and never heard from again.
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Asia's Governments Talk As Desperate Rohingyas Wait At Sea

At least 1,000 are still stranded offshore in rickety boats with little food or water. But so far, the governments of Southeast Asia have shown no willingness to let them come ashore.
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Palestinian Nuns Among Latest Saints Declared By Pope Francis

Two nuns from 19th-century Palestine were among four sisters who were canonized by the pontiff in a ceremony at St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
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Losing Faith: A Religious Leader On America's Disillusionment With Church

The Very Reverend Gary Hall, dean of the National Cathedral, says a recent Pew poll shows most Americans still consider themselves religious — but that organized religion is losing credibility.

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Why No One Wants The Rohingyas

As thousands of members of the persecuted minority flee Myanmar and Bangladesh on rickety boats, the rest of Southeast Asia is showing a distinct reluctance to take them in.
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Jewish And Muslim Communities Pursue An Interfaith Partnership In Fairfax County

We'll visit a synagogue where Jews and Muslims are sharing much more than just space.
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Standards For Child Migrants Could Force Detention Centers To Close

The Obama administration has detained thousands of immigrant women and children, but that could soon change. A court case is challenging whether it is ever legal to hold children for long periods.
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Survey Shows Number Of Christians In U.S. Is Declining

A Pew survey shows the share of Christians in the U.S. is declining, and the number of adults who don't identify with organized religion is growing.
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Christians In U.S. On Decline As Number Of 'Nones' Grows, Survey Finds

The Pew Research Center survey found the number of Americans who describe themselves as Christian dropped almost 8 percentage points over a seven-year period.
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Sheep Ranchers Count On American Muslims To Keep Lamb On Menu

Today, the average American eats about a half pound of lamb per year. Now lamb producers are setting their sights on Muslim consumers. But first they'll have to learn how to market to them.

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