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Reverend Camps On Roof In Protest

A Chicago minister went to new heights to bring attention to violence in his neighborhood. Reverend Corey Brooks moved onto the roof of an abandoned building that he said was a haven for crime. He vowed to stay until he raised enough money to tear it down. Reverend Brooks speaks to host Michel Martin about how he met that goal.
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Vatican Orders Cleveland Parishes Reopened

The Vatican is ordering the Diocese of Cleveland to open 13 parishes that had been closed. The decision might bode well for other parishes across the country that are appealing their closures.
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Christians Provide Free Labor On Jewish Settlements

Many evangelical Christians believe it is their duty to help Jews expand the Jewish state. They have provided money to help the settlements grow, and now they are coming to labor in the vineyards, which they see as fulfilling biblical scripture.
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Book Of Revelation: 'Visions, Prophecy And Politics'

Princeton religious scholar Elaine Pagels puts the tales of death and destruction from the New Testament's final book into historical context in Revelations: Visions, Prophecy and Politics in the Book of Revelation.
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Op-Ed: The Catholic Church Is Not For Women

After the recent controversy over birth control, health coverage and the Catholic Church, writer Soraya Chemaly declared: "I'm No Longer a Catholic. Why Are You?" in a piece for The Huffington Post. Chemaly explains what made her walk away from the church.
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Mormon Leaders Warn Followers To Stop Controversial Baptisms

Mormons around the world are getting this warning Sunday: Stop posthumous baptisms of "unauthorized groups, such as celebrities and Jewish Holocaust victims."
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Reality TV Villain Finds New Calling In Faith

Omarosa Manigault made feisty appearances on The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice, but now she is serving as a Baptist reverend. She talks about her career change with host Michel Martin.

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