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Far From Diwali's Lights, The Warm Glow Of Home

South Asian communities around the world are celebrating good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, light over darkness. Sunday is Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. The holiday isn't well-known in the U.S., though, so families rely on themselves to keep the tradition alive.
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Some Amish Opt Out Of Government-Sponsored Insurance

The new health care law states that all individuals must have some kind of health insurance. But what happens when groups oppose insurance on religious grounds? Host Rachel Martin speaks with Dennis Lehman, an Amish man who is the president of an Amish health clinic in Indiana, and Chris Roberson, an attorney in Indianapolis, about how the Amish are dealing with the Affordable Care Act.
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Giving Counsel For The President's Soul

Joshua Dubois, the former head of President Obama's Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, has been sending daily inspirational missives to the president since Obama was a senator working on his first presidential campaign. Dubois speaks to host Rachel Martin about the almost-accidental way he got the job.
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To Stave Off Decline, Churches Attract New Members With Beer

As a way to bring new people to the chuch, a few mainline churches are experimenting with informal services centered around craft beer. The result is not sloshed congregants; rather, it's an attempt to do church differently.
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5 Things You Might Not Have Known About God And Beer

What do ancient Sumerians, Paulaner monks, Arthur Guinness and a whole bunch of party-hardy millennials have in common? Pairing beer with God.
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Turkey's 'Rockin' Imam' Inspires Youth, Tests Boundaries

By day, he's in charge of a small mosque in a village in southeastern Turkey. By night, Ahmet Tuzer becomes the lead singer in the band FiRock, which mixes Sufi mysticism and psychedelic rock.
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In A Church Built On Tradition, The Pope Likes Spontaneity

Seven months into his papacy, Pope Francis is shaking up the Catholic world, with outspoken interviews and cold calls to ordinary people. But some Catholic conservatives are deeply uncomfortable and worried that the Vatican has lost control of the papal message.
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Running On Faith To Lose Weight

With the holidays coming up, is your mind on the menu yet? Well, Rabbi Eli Glaser says that eating well is more than just a health concern for Jews, it's a matter of faith. He talks to host Michel Martin about his non-profit group, Soveya which helps Jewish people tackle issues of obesity and weight loss.
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Priceless Italian Treasure Is Shown Off In Rare Exhibition

For the first time, 70 pieces of the Treasure of San Gennaro — said to be more valuable than the British crown jewels — have been transported from a vault in Naples to a museum in Rome. The collection highlights historic gifts from European leaders, including Napoleon.
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WATCH: Boy Upstages Pope's Speech

The youngster runs up onstage and clings to Pope Francis during a speech by the pontiff at St. Peter's Square.

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