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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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Reflections Of Ramadan From Childhood

For the past month, Muslims around the world have been fasting in observance of Ramadan. Regular contributor Arsalan Iftikhar and his friend, Rabiah Ahmed, share childhood memories of their families observing the fast.
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Minister Is On A Mission To Help The Anacostia River

The Anacostia River is eight miles long and home to a diversity of birds and fish. These days, however, you're more likely to spot a soda bottle floating downstream than a sturgeon, shad or striped bass. But one local minister is on a mission to save the river.

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Frederick Co. To Address Meeting Prayer

In Maryland, Frederick County Commissioners are considering loosening a proposed public-meeting prayer policy, according to the Associated Press.

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Dalai Lama Kicks Off 10-Day Event In D.C.

Hundreds of people, many of them monks in long red religious garments, began streaming into the Verizon Center this morning for the opening prayers of the Dalai Lama's event in D.C. this week.

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