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Virginia Congregation Rebuilds After Devastating Fire

The congregation of the Adams United Methodist Church in Whitesville, Va. is picking up the pieces after the church's sanctuary was destroyed in a January fire.
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Muslim Community, Rural Residents Seek Middle Ground in Development Fight

The Dar-us-Salaam Muslim community in College Park is hoping to move to Howard County, but some residents are fighting those plans.

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A New Church For Hip H Street?

Kevin and Charla Lum were raised in evangelical Christian families, and now the married couple is starting their own church on H Street northeast.

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Former Prison Chaplain Shares Stories Of Faith Behind Bars

Ordained minister Geraldine Buckley says faith plays a large part in her life, and never more so than when she was asked to lead a poetry workshop at the Maryland Correctional Training Center (MCTC), the state's largest men's prison.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Faith

You can have it, you can keep it, or you can break it. It can be an act, or it can be a leap. In other words, we're talking about faith.


With New Pope, Catholic Women Hope To Regain Church Leadership Roles

A group of American nuns and Catholic women has traveled to Rome for a pilgrimage to the sites where there are traces on frescoes, mosaics and sarcophagi that show how women played an important role in the church in the early centuries of Christianity. Groups say women once held "co-equal roles with men."
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Easter Sermon At National Cathedral Speaks Of Hope For Newtown Victims

The National Cathedral's leadership took the opportunity to remind churchgoers of the toll of gun violence in recent months.


Humble Gestures Define New Pope

Pope Francis surprised many this week by washing the feet of young inmates instead of priests in a grand basilica. The ceremony emulates the way Jesus washed the feet of his twelve disciples. On this Easter weekend, Scott Simon considers the meaning behind Pope Francis' break with tradition.

Thousands Trek To New Mexico Chapel On Good Friday

Every year thousands of people make a pilgrimage down the state highway toward the Catholic shrine in Chimayo, N.M. They gather there to pray for forgiveness and healing.