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Part Asian-American, All Jewish?

After years of dealing with doubters, one writer examines the lives of other people with mixed Asian-American and Jewish heritage, and what that means for their faith.
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Filmmaker Takes Stand Against Extremism In Oscar-Nominated 'Timbuktu'

Abderrahmane Sissako's film was inspired by the seizure of the Malian city by Islamist fighters in 2012. It has won international accolades with its lyrical beauty and critique of religious extremism.
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'Visit My Mosque' Campaign Builds Bridges In Britain

More than 20 mosques across Britain recently opened their doors for a day to non-Muslims. Imams and worshipers served tea and cakes, and answered visitors' questions about the Muslim faith.
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Papal Group Considers Sanctions On Bishops Who Cover Up Abuse

A commission advising Pope Francis on how to tackle clerical sex abuse of minors has completed its first full meeting at the Vatican. The commission has been criticized for its slow start.
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Oscar Romero, The Murdered Archbishop Who Inspires The Pope

Pope Francis and the Vatican have recognized Romero, who served as archbishop of San Salvador, as a martyr. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on his life, and the possibility he might become a saint.
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Decades After His Murder, An Archbishop Is Put On Path To Sainthood

Pope Francis has declared slain Archbishop Oscar Romero a martyr. Previous popes declined to do so, possibly because of Romero's role in liberation theology.
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Obama Condemns 'Horrific Acts' In The Name Of Religion

The president said that God never justifies the killing of innocent people. He also referred to the Dalai Lama, who attended the National Prayer Breakfast for the first time, as his "good friend."
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Pope Francis To Address Congress During U.S. Trip, Boehner Says

House Speaker John Boehner says Francis will address lawmakers on Sept. 24 during his first papal visit to the United States.
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D.C.'s Salvadorans Greet Pope's Romero Announcement With 'Jubilation'

Parishioners at a Catholic church in Mount Pleasant are celebrating the declaration by the Vatican that murdered Salvadoran Monsignor Oscar Romero is a martyr of the faith.

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Pope Declares Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero A Martyr

The Archbishop was an outspoken voice against human rights abuses during the Salvadoran Civil war. He was killed while giving mass in 1980. The Pope's decree sets the stage for beatification.

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