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Mormon Women Dare To Wear Pants To Church

Sunday morning could see a pants revolution at church, at least if you're Mormon. A group of women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is inviting all sisters to shed their skirts and dresses, and wear slacks or pantsuits in an attempt to change the conservative dress code.
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Spiritual Strength In Times Of Great Need

For nearly 30 years, Eugene Peterson served as the pastor for Christ our King Presbyterian Church near Baltimore. In the early 1990s, he began to translate the Bible into modern-day English. It became the best-selling book called The Message, a book millions of Christians and non-Christians have come to rely on. Host Guy Raz talks with Peterson about dealing with grief and moments of tragedy.
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Singing Loud And Proud: Choir For LGBT Mormons Breaks Out

For years, Mormons in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community say they've felt shunned from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A newly formed LGBT choir believes it's making strides in the right direction, despite troubles securing rehearsal spaces in LDS churches.
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In Nigeria, 'A Very Jewish ... Very African' Community

The Jewish Igbo may not be recognized by Israel's rabbinate, but that doesn't stop them from being devoted to their faith. William Miles, who wrote about them in the book Jews of Nigeria: An Afro-Judaic Odyssey, talks with Michel Martin about celebrating Hanukkah in Abuja.
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The 'Bishop's House' Makes The Season Merry And Very, Very Bright

Every holiday season, members of the United House of Prayer for all People go all-out, decorating the home of their bishop with hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights. The lighting tradition grew out of a dark period in D.C. history, after the riots in 1968.

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Washingtonians Bridge The Gap Between Jewish, Christian Traditions

When one parent is Christian and the other is Jewish, creating a religious life for your family can be complicated — but some local families are finding a way to embrace both traditions.

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Friday Night Lights: Family Keeps Sabbath In 21st-Century Way

Ann Sablosky and Stephen Rockower have found a decidedly high-tech way to preserve their family's religious traditions even as their children have moved to far-flung corners of the globe.

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