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Pope To Visit Children At Palestinian Refugee Camp

Pope Francis will soon visit a Palestinian refugee camp near Bethlehem, meeting children in a community center that perches above the crowded camp. Emily Harris shows you what he will and won't see.

Amish Leave Pa. In Search Of Greener, Less Touristy Pastures

The Pennsylvania Dutch draw tourists — and their money — to Lancaster County. But commercialism and development threaten the Amish lifestyle, so some families are moving to more isolated communities.

Are India's Elections A Wake Up Call For The Diaspora?

An overwhelming win for India's conservative opposition party could profoundly change the direction of the world's largest democracy. But what do Indian Americans think?

The 1,000-Year-Old Schism That Pope Francis Seeks To Heal

The Catholic and Orthodox churches split in 1054. In the Holy Land this week, the pope and Orthodox leaders will meet to try to start restoring unity. But not everyone is eager for reconciliation.
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Why You Might See Hitler On The Side Of A Metro Bus

Yes, that was Adolf Hitler you saw on the side of a Metro bus. A new ad campaign is likely to turn some heads in the District.


Nigerian Church Spreads African-Style Zeal Across North America

White missionaries used to travel to Africa to save souls. Today, the trend is reversed, as evangelists from the global south target Americans and Europeans they say are ripe for Christian renewal.
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Virginia Faith Groups Unite Behind Missing Nigerian Girls

The abduction of more than 200 Nigerian girls by the group of Boko Haram has united faith groups across the Commonwealth of Virginia behind the cause of education assistance for young girls across the globe.


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.