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Meeting Between Pope And Russian Orthodox Patriarch Will Be 'First In History'

The Vatican and the Moscow Patriarchate say it's the first meeting between leaders of the two churches, which split in the 11th century.
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At Baltimore Mosque, Obama Tells Muslims: You're Part Of America Too

President Obama on Wednesday visited a U.S. mosque for the first time in his presidency. That has left some Muslims asking: What took so long?
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Obama Challenges Anti-Muslim Rhetoric In First Visit To U.S. Mosque

"Muslim Americans keep us safe," President Obama said on Wednesday as he visited a mosque in the U.S. for the first time as president. His speech was designed to draw contrasts with rhetoric from some Republicans running to succeed him.
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Obama Visits Mosque In U.S. For First Time During His Presidency

The president's visit, which will also include a roundtable with Muslim community members, is intended to "reaffirm the importance of religious freedom" to life in America, the White House says.
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Why Nepal Has One Of The World's Fastest-Growing Christian Populations

The census showed no Christians in 1951. Today there are nearly 400,000. One reason: Some evangelical groups offer aid — desperately needed after the earthquake — and also seek converts.
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Obama To Make His First Visit As President To A U.S. Mosque

Renee Montagne talks to Peter Manseau, author of One Nation, Under Gods: A New American History, about the president's engagement of Americans of different faiths. Obama visits a mosque on Wednesday.
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American Muslim Women Explain Why They Do — Or Don't — Cover

For an American Muslim woman, deciding whether or not to wear the headscarf — or hijab — isn't a choice to be taken lightly.
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In Iowa, Campaign Season Finds Muslims Caught In A Harsh Spotlight

Many of Cedar Rapids' Muslims have long roots in the U.S. Yet the political climate there has them feeling out of place. "I just want to live my life without having to explain myself," says one imam.
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Donald Trump Tests Culture And Character Priorities For Evangelicals

Trump has inspired strong feelings among religious conservatives. Some see him as a fighter. One prominent leader called him a visionary. Others see him as a "train wreck" who's paying lip service.
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Voters Don't See Trump As Religious, But They Also Don't Seem To Care

The findings of two recent surveys call into question a long-standing principle of U.S. politics — that voters prefer candidates with strong faith beliefs.

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