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Muslim Community Remembers Chapel Hill Victims

A year after a gunman killed three young Muslim-Americans in North Carolina, many in the local Muslim community have responded by being more vocal and visible around issues of faith.
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After More Than 450 Years, Catholicism Returns To King Henry VIII's Palace

Vespers were held in the royal chapel of Hampton Court Palace, one of Henry VIII's residences, on Tuesday. Henry, of course, famously broke with the Catholic Church in the 16th century.
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1 Year After N.C. Shooting, Muslims Are More Vocal About Their Faith

After a gunman killed 3 young Muslims in Chapel Hill, many of that faith responded by being more public about their beliefs. They've been engaging others and trying to create a collective embrace.
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U.S. Churches Offer Safe Haven For A New Generation Of Immigrants

A dozen congregations are harboring immigrants facing deportation. It echoes the sanctuary movement of the 1980s, when hundreds of churches sheltered Central Americans escaping war and violence.
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Yann Martel: "The High Mountains of Portugal"

The best-selling author of "Life of Pi” on his new novel. Three connected tales set decades apart in Portugal about love, grief and faith. A quest to find an old crucifix, a surreal ghost story, and a fable about a chimpanzee.

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Professor Who Said Christians, Muslims Share A God Is Leaving Christian College

Larycia Hawkins says she expressed solidarity with Muslims; evangelical Wheaton College said she contradicted its statement of faith. Hawkins, who faced possible termination, is leaving the school.

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Three African-American Churches Open To Compromise On Shaw Bike Lane

The controversy surrounding the District’s proposals to build a major north-south bike lane through the Shaw neighborhood has taken a civil turn.

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High-Profile Advocate Takes Leave From Papal Commission On Sex Abuse

Peter Saunders, a British survivor of sexual abuse by a priest, was a prominent and outspoken critic of the Vatican, pushing for more measures to protect children and punish pedophilia.
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New Western Wall Rules Break Down Barriers For Jewish Women

Israel has made a deal to create an area at Judaism's holiest site where women and men can pray together. But some say creating a government-supported egalitarian prayer space undermines unity.
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Pope Francis To Meet With Leader Of Russian Orthodox Church In Cuba

Pope Francis will meet in Cuba next week with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in an effort to heal the 1,000-year-old schism that divided Christianity between East and West.

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