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Southern Baptist Leaders Seek Softer Approach To Homosexuality

Though the denomination still considers homosexuality a sin, some leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention are telling pastors to rein in harsh rhetoric and accept that gay people are in their pews.

Educating Girls: Big Payoff For $45 A Year

Girls without an education are six times more likely to marry young than those who've finished high school, according to a new report from the World Bank Group. Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more.

Debate: Is Death Final?

The idea of an afterlife has fascinated humans for millennia. In a recent Intelligence Squared debate, two teams faced off over the concept of life after death from a scientific perspective.
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Is Georgetown Catholic Enough? Author Of 'The Exorcist' Says No

William Peter Blatty, the author of the novel "The Exorcist," signed a petition to the Vatican saying that Georgetown University should no longer be able to call itself a Catholic institution.


A Voice For Abuse Survivors Within The Catholic Church

In 1960, an Irish priest sexually abused Marie Collins. Now Pope Francis has named her to a Vatican panel on the church pedophilia crisis.

U.N. Panel Could Find Vatican Guilty Of Torture

This week the Vatican faced a U.N. panel investigating priest sex abuse. The panel called for an end to what it called a Vatican "climate of impunity."

Florida Rabble-Rouser Seeks To Open Civic Meeting With Satanist Prayer

The Supreme Court recently reaffirmed the constitutionality of saying secular prayers before government meetings. Chaz Stevens is testing the court's opinion in Deerfield Beach.

Kidnappers In Nigeria Distorting Muslim Faith?

Boko Haram claims that its kidnapping of Nigerian girls was a decree from Allah. But The Islamic Monthly's Arsalan Iftikhar says the group must take a closer look at what the religion actually says.

Accusations Of Embezzlement, Sex Roil Old Kentucky Monastery

A former accountant for the Abbey of Gethsemani is accused of stealing more than $1 million. But he says he was targeted for revealing details of what he says were sexual affairs inside the monastery.

Brunei's Shariah Law Spurs Boycott Of Beverly Hills Hotel

The Beverly Hills City Council voted Tuesday to ask Brunei's government to divest itself of the famed luxury hotel. Brunei's harsh new laws have made its hotels a target of celebrity boycotts.