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A Muslim Cemetery Helps To Ease Funerals' Strain

At the Garden of Peace cemetery in Flint, Michigan, Muslims are buried in accordance with traditional Islamic burial rites. After operating for only a couple of years, the cemetery has already welcomed a diverse group of American Muslims.
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An American Nun Responds To Vatican Criticism

The Vatican recently announced that it would completely make over the Leadership Conference of Women Religious because of its "radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith." Sister Pat Farrell, who heads the organization, says many of the charges are unsubstantiated.
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Immigration Spurs A Rare Split Among Ariz. Mormons

On one side are tough-talking Republican politicians, including Russell Pearce, the former state Senate president who sponsored Arizona's tough immigration law. On the other are the Mormons who helped vote him out of office.
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Episcopal Church OKs Same-Sex Blessings; Largest U.S. Denomination To Do So

The service, to be called The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant, will include an exchange of vows and rings. Supporters say that it is not a marriage ceremony.
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Evangelicals Fight Over Therapy To 'Cure' Gays

The largest "ex-gay ministry" that has promoted conversion therapy as a way to "cure" people of same-sex attractions now says the approach is wrong. The shift comes after new studies by evangelical researchers showed that conversion therapy does not work. It's created a ruckus about whether people can change their sexual orientation.

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