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Clergy Called On To Help With Healing In Newtown

The ministers, priests and rabbis of Newtown, Conn., are taking on some of the toughest roles in the wake of the school shootings. They are presiding over funerals, comforting family members and providing support to members of the community.
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Plans For National Prayer Service In January Laid Out

Plans are in place for next year's National Prayer Service the day after the Presidential Inauguration at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.

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Wine And Food May Rekindle Love Lost Between Russia And Georgia

Many Russians will join their Georgian neighbors in feasting on Georgian specialties for St. Barbara's Day. But the countries' political relations have led to restrictions on imports of Georgian wine and mineral water. A recent thawing offers hope for a sweeter future.
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Dean Puts Religious Power Behind Gun Debate

Host Guy Raz talks to The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the National Cathedral, who is calling for stricter gun control in the wake of the mass shooting in Connecticut. In his sermon Sunday, Hall said the National Cathedral would become a focal point for taking on the gun lobby.
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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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