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Vanderbilt Rule Rankles Faith-Based Student Groups

Vanderbilt University is enforcing a rule requiring student groups to accept anyone who wants to join, and allow all members to run for leadership positions. The policy creates a dilemma for faith-based organizations: Either drop requirements that leaders hold certain beliefs, or forfeit school funding and move off campus.

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Funeral Held For Pope Of Egypt's Coptic Church

The funeral of Pope Shenouda III, the head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church took place on Tuesday and tens of thousands of mourners turned out to honor him. Coptic Christian have fears about their vulnerability without the pope, who maintained good relations with the regime and the Muslim Brotherhood.
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National Cathedral Tower Opens For First Time After 'Quake

For the first time since an earthquake struck the D.C. area last August, the central tower of the Washington National Cathedral

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Anglicans To Get New Spiritual Head

The resignation of the archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, comes at a time of tension within the Anglican Church over issues related to homosexuality as well as women bishops. Vicki Barker has reaction to the news.
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Convicted Nazi Camp Guard John Demjanjuk Dies

John Demjanjuk, the retired U.S. autoworker convicted on 28,060 counts of being an accessory to murder, died Saturday at the age of 91. Demjanjuk died a free man in a nursing home in southern Germany, where he had been released pending his appeal.
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Archbishop Of Canterbury To Resign Post

The Archbishop of Canterbury has announced he will resign his post at the end of December and take up a position at Cambridge University. The news comes at a time of tensions within the Anglican Church over the issue of homosexuality and women bishops.
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I Confess Because I'm A Sinful Man, Author Says

Host Michel Martin talks with author Paul Wilkes about confession, or to be exact, The Art of Confession. That's the title of his new book. He's Catholic, but the kind of confession he calls for doesn't need you and a priest, separated by a thin wall. Wilkes says people of all faiths can have honest conversations with themselves.

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