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What We Say About Our Religion, And What We Do

A recent Pew survey found that an unprecedented one in five Americans now say they are not affiliated with any religious denomination. Or, looked at another way, nearly four out of five identify with an organized faith. Research also shows those Americans overstate how often they go to church by about half.
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Virginia Voters To Decide Fate of Amendment On Religious Holidays

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One of the few campaigns on the Virginia ballot which is almost universally supported is an amendment permitting legislators to delay veto sessions a week, so they don't coincide with Passover.

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More Americans To Join The Ranks Of Saints

Sunday, Pope Benedict canonizes seven Catholics. Among them are two Americans, putting the total number of Americans among the thousands of officially recognized saints at 12. Host Guy Raz talks about the newly recognized saints with the Rev. James Martin, contributing editor at Catholic magazine America and author of the book My Life With the Saints.
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'Mother Of Outcasts' To Be A Saint For Leprosy Work

During a tragic era in Hawaiian history, more than 8,000 people with leprosy — now known as Hansen's disease — were banished to the island of Molokai. Mother Marianne Cope began caring for these patients in the late 1800s, answering their desperation with hope. Sunday, the nun will become a saint.
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Young Mormon Women 'Thrilled' By New Mission Age

The Mormon church recently lowered the age at which members can start serving their missions. The minimum age for women used to be age 21, now it's 19. That may not sound like a big difference, but the change has been hailed as a 'giant leap' by Mormon bloggers. Host Michel Martin looks at what the decision will mean for young women with Joanna Brooks, author of The Book of Mormon Girl, and Emily Jensen of Deseret News.
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Local Muslim Group Speaks Out Against Attempted Federal Reserve Attack

Leaders from the local Ahmadiyya Muslim Community are emphasizing that outreach to young people is the most important deterrent to incidents like the attempted attack on the Federal Reserve in New York.

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Billy Graham's Website Stops Saying Directly That Mormons Are In A 'Cult'

But a search for the word "Mormon" on the evangelical legend's website still points users to discussions of cults. Graham recently endorsed Mitt Romney's bid for the White House. Romney is a Mormon.

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