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The Hard Economics Of High Holy Days

As synagogues head into High Holy Days, they're finding that the economy is fundamentally affecting their finances. Some rabbis are giving away tickets for people who can't afford them, and others face deeper financial problems not seen since the Depression.
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Christians Divided Over Science Of Human Origins

The story of Adam and Eve is a primary belief for many Christians. Some Christian scholars argue that research on the human genome shows that modern humans did not descend from the Biblical couple, and that Christianity must find a way to reconcile modern science and religious beliefs.
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Religious Leaders End East Coast Tour

A group of interfaith religious leaders completed a two-week tour across the east coast to bring together different faiths and to combat stereotyping.

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'Biblical Womanhood': A Year Of Living By The Book

As a woman and an evangelical Christian, Rachel Held Evans wanted to know just what being a "biblical woman" meant. She spent a year documenting her quest, which included submitting to her husband's choice in movies and holding a sign praising him at the entrance to her town in Tennessee.
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Saudi King Gives Women Right To Vote

Saudi King Abdullah announced Sunday that the nation's women will gain the right to vote and run as candidates in local elections to be held in 2015 in a major advancement for the rights of women in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom. But the pledge falls short of what many Saudi women were asking for.
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'Shiva Sisters' Keep Jewish Rituals Alive

While mourning the death of a loved one, many may find themselves at a loss when trying to incorporate their family's beliefs and traditions. That's when the Shiva Sisters step in. Their event planning business specializes in shiva, the period of mourning observed by Jews after a death. Michel Martin speaks with Allison Moldo and Danna Black about their work.
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Islamic Cultural Center Opens Near Ground Zero

The first phase of the Islamic Cultural Center near the World Trade Center has opened. Detractors have called it the ground zero mosque. As part of the opening for the Park51 center, invited guests got to see a photo exhibit of children from more than 160 countries who live in New York City.

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