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'You Lost Me': Young Christians Rethink Faith

Nationwide, many 20-somethings are leaving their churches behind. David Kinnamen and his staff at the research company, The Barna Group, interviewed more than 5,000 Christians, and he says the dropout issue is real and urgent. Host Michel Martin speaks with Kinnamen about his book You Lost Me.
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Ross Douthat: "Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics"

Many former churchgoers are turning to non-traditional Christianity. New York Times columnist Ross Douthat explains why he believes America has become a nation of heretics.

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SCOTUS Issues Landmark Religious Freedom Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously voted last week that churches are not bound by some workplace discrimination laws. It's being called the most significant ruling on religious freedom in decades. Host Michel Martin discusses the decision with The Washington Post editorial writer and legal affairs expert Eva Rodriguez.
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Writing About The Midwestern Muslim Experience

Ayad Akhtar's debut novel, American Dervish, tells the story of a Pakistani-American boy in Milwaukee coming to terms with his religion and identity. Akhtar drew on his own experiences exploring the Muslim faith as a teenager growing up in Wisconsin.
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Santorum Hopes Evangelical Backing Will Help In S.C.

GOP presidential candidate over the weekend received the endorsement of more than 100 evangelical leaders meeting in Texas. The group urged Christian conservatives to unite behind Santorum as the best candidate to beat Romney, who they see as far too moderate.
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Santorum Strikes A Chord With Evangelicals

More than 150 conservative Christian leaders spent the weekend in Texas meeting about the presidential race and the possibility of coalescing around one Republican candidate. In the end, they rallied for Rick Santorum. Host Rachel Martin talks to Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council about the decision.

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