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The Evangelicals Engaged In Spiritual Warfare

A new Christian movement that seeks to take dominion over politics, business and culture in preparation for the end times and Jesus' return is becoming more of a presence in American politics. Rachel Tabachnick, who researches the religious right, explains its beliefs and influences.
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Pastor Bans Fried Chicken, Promotes Health

In Miss., church attendees share meals that include lots of mac and cheese, pork chops and fried food. But Miss. has the highest obesity rate in the U.S. Local Rev. Michael Minor is spreading the gospel of healthy eating, and The National Baptist Convention has asked him to create health and wellness plans to influence other churches. He speaks with host Michel Martin.
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Earthquake Damage To National Cathedral Will Cost Millions

Officials at the National Cathedral say it will cost millions of dollars to repair the damage from Tuesday's earthquake.

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Religious Leaders Seek To Boost Faith In Sustainability

Across the region, religious leaders are preaching the gospel of green, and taking part in interfaith efforts to advance "creation care"

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In Anacostia, 'Ring Shouters' Break World Record

The Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum recently put together the first national exhibit on Gullah culture: the descendants of African slaves who live in the low country region of South Carolina and Georgia. To mark the end of that exhibit's stay in D.C., the museum invited Gullah leaders from across the country to participate in a tradition known as a ring shout.

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Guiding Children Through Religion

Some parents feel responsible to shape their children's religious foundations while others prefer to let kids explore faith for themselves. Host Michel Martin explores the complications of spiritual parenting with Asra Nomani, professor of journalism at Georgetown University; Kara Powell, author of Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids; and Regina Brett, author of God Never Blinks.
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Muslim Americans 'Overwhelmingly' Satisfied With Their Lives, Poll Finds

There's also no sign of "increased alienation or anger" among Muslim Americans and "no evidence of rising support for Islamic extremism" among the group, the Pew Research Center reports.
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Turning Toward Faith During Hurricane Aftermath

In the wake of the destruction brought on by Hurricane Katrina, many Gulf Coast residents sought support from their faith communities. Father Vien The Nguyen works in New Orleans East and advises those now suffering from Hurricane Irene's effects. He is a judicial vicar in the Catholic Church's Archdiocese of New Orleans. He speaks with host Michel Martin.

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