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Making Peace With The Bible By Writing It Out Word For Word

Reading the Bible from cover to cover might seem like a heavy task. But what about writing it? Host Michel Martin speaks with Phillip Patterson, who is just two verses away from writing out the whole King James Bible. He talks about how he kept the faith in spite of loss and illness.
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Elizabeth Smart, Sexual Assault, And The Mormon Church

There's relief this week after three abducted women were found in Ohio. It's an ordeal that kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart knows all too well. She said that abstinence lessons she learned as a child made her feel worthless after being raped by her captor. Host Michel Martin discusses those comments with a Mormon blogger.
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Shibley Telhami: "The World Through Arab Eyes"

The Arab uprisings in the Middle East have profoundly altered politics in the region. Using a decade’s worth of original polling data, a political scientist explains the driving forces behind the Arab Spring and the future of Arab politics.

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Sahar Delijani: "Children Of The Jacaranda Tree"

A debut novel set in post-revolutionary Iran based on the true story of the author’s own birth in a prison in Tehran. The book follows the lives of several political prisoners and their children, who inherit their country’s tenuous future.

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Bishops Remain Missing After Capture In Syria

As orthodox Christians across the world celebrated a late Easter this year, Christian communities in Syria and neighboring Lebanon postponed all celebrations. Instead they gathered in churches only to pray for the safe return of two bishops kidnapped outside of Aleppo last month. While their whereabouts are still unknown, the Syrian opposition and the Assad regime continue to trade blame for the abduction the Syriac Orthodox and Greek Orthodox Archbishops of Aleppo. We speak to the Syriac Orthodox bishop of Beirut and his congregation about how the kidnappings have marred the traditionally celebratory time of year.
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Local Law Enforcement Celebrate 'Blue Mass' Today

Law enforcement and first responders who died in the line of duty were remembered today in the annual service out of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

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A Search For Faith In 'Godless' Washington

When he first moved to Washington, D.C., White House faith adviser Jonathan DuBois had heard people in the nation's capital weren't serious about their religious beliefs. Instead, he found how those in the public eye keep a private faith.

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