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After Rabbi's Arrest, Local Women 'Take Back The Mikvah'

Local women are reclaiming the Jewish ritual bath, or mikvah, several months after a rabbi was arrested for allegedly filming women taking part in the ancient tradition.
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Problems With Your Boss? Try A Chat With The Office Chaplain.

Chaplains have long been present on college campuses and in the military but increasingly they can also can be found in the workplace, specially trained to help employees offload office frustrations.
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Landmark D.C. Exhibit Explores Images Of Mary As Woman, Mother

Artistic portrayals of the biblical Mary focus not just on the woman as a religious figure, but a symbol for the trials of young motherhood. That's the theme of a new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

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In Troubled Times, Does 'The Black Church' Still Matter?

As the nation endures a season of racial tension, NPR's Michel Martin talks about the mission of the black church and whether it remains relevant in the social justice movement.
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Church Leaders Look To Educate, Encourage And Calm St. Louis Parishioners

Since a black man was shot to death by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb, churches there have tried to reduce tension with dialogues on race and healing. That role was amplified Sunday.
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In A Land Of Few Christians, Pope Will Reach Out To Muslims In Turkey

Pope Francis will meet with Turkey's Muslim leaders and the head of the Orthodox Church in what may be the most challenging trip of his young papacy.
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Gravy And Gallstones: Your Memorable Thanksgiving Grace Moments

Especially at Thanksgiving, saying grace is a family ritual for many Americans. We asked you to share your stories and traditions — and they ran the gamut, from heartwarming to horrifying.
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Ferguson Clergy Call For Peace From The Pulpit

Religious leaders await a grand jury's decision in St. Louis. Many of them have been deeply involved with demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.
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U.K.'s Anglican Church Will Enable Women To Become Bishops

"Today we can begin to embrace a new way of being the church," the archbishop of Canterbury says. The move comes two decades after the church first ordained women as priests, in 1994.
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At A Tense Jerusalem Holy Site, Palestinians Stand Watch

With tensions rising over a sacred hilltop in Jerusalem, Muslims "defenders" say they are protecting the holy site against Jewish activists. But critics say this is just contributing to the friction.

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