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Occupy Wall Street's Most Unlikely Ally: The Pope

The Vatican released a document Monday calling for major reforms of the international financial system. Commentator Thomas J. Reese says the pope's position might surprise some people — he sounds more like a Wall Street protester than a conservative Christian leader.
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Trusting Faith, Learning Lessons In Golden Years

Tell Me More concludes its series about the end of life by revisiting Washington D.C.-based seniors Gerry Elliott, Krishna Roy and Rev. Rhoda Nixon. They discuss how their diverse religions — from Hinduism to Christianity and Unitarianism — have guided them through difficulties of aging and have informed their understandings of aging.
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Controversy Erupts Over Sex-Segregated Brooklyn Bus

New York City officials have told a bus company that carries passengers in a largely Hasidic Jewish section of Brooklyn that it must stop requiring female passengers to sit in the back. The issue has raised concerns about boundaries between religious and civil rights.
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Evangelical Christians Form Parallel Structure

Some Evangelical Christians see a public assault on their beliefs with the rise of gay marriage, the increasing legitimacy of abortion, and the debate on climate change. They are forming a "parallel culture" in response, a practice fellow Evangelical Karl Giberson calls "dangerous."
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U.S. Hispanics Choose Churches Outside Catholicism

As their numbers grow in the U.S., Latinos are not only changing where and how they worship; they're also beginning to affect the larger Christian faith.
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Doomsday Redux: Prophet Says World Will End Friday

Mark your calendars: The world is ending Oct. 21. So says Harold Camping, the doomsday prophet who had said Judgment Day would come May 21. Camping had a stroke a few days after his prophecy failed, his organization is tottering and many followers have fallen away. But some still believe.

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