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Bishop Founds New Maryland Church After Same-Sex Controversy In Michigan

After marrying a woman, Bishop Allyson Nelson Abrams left Michigan and founded a church in Maryland.

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Capitol Hill Chorale Revives Lost Georgian Masterpiece

A composer's sacred liturgy honoring the Republic of Georgia’s musical heritage was lost for a century — until a local choir rediscovered it.

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American Freed By North Korea Arrives Home

Jeffrey Fowle, 56, who was arrested in North Korea in May after allegedly leaving a bible in a club for foreign sailors, arrived at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base this morning.
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The Yarmulke Comes To 3-D Printing

Using math and imagination, a college professor creates a new kind of kippah.
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Rabbinical Council Says It Investigated D.C. Rabbi Accused Of Voyeurism

The Rabbinical Council of America said in a statement today that it had investigated Rabbi Barry Freundel's behavior for several years, but did not know about the allegations of voyeurism he was charged with last week.
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Catholic Synod Highlights Divisions, Sets Stage For Future Battles

Roman Catholic bishops openly addressed hot-button topics that included questions about gays and Catholics who are divorced or remarried. Rarely has a synod attracted such attention.
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Many Views Of Muhammad, As A Man And As A Prophet

In her new book, The Lives of Muhammad, Boston University professor Kecia Ali discusses the different ways that Muslim and non-Muslim biographers have depicted the prophet over the centuries.
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Bishops Fail To Agree On Same-Sex Unions

Catholic bishops finished a two-week gathering at the Vatican on Saturday. Their discussions focused on the family and controversial issues, including gays and divorcees. But many were disappointed.
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Mormon Teens Re-Enact Handcart Disaster To Bring History To Life

In 1856, Mormons walking to Salt Lake City, dragging wooden carts, got stuck in a blizzard. Each year, thousands of Mormon teenagers return to that site to follow in the footsteps of their ancestors.
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Vatican Bishops Scrap Opening To Gays, Divorced Members

Earlier this week an interim summary of the synod on family issues included conciliatory language on gays and on the taking of holy communion for divorced church members.

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