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Charleston's Black Leaders Want To See Justice As Much As Forgiveness

After the South Carolina church killings, victims' families offered the accused shooter forgiveness. While Charleston's leaders have followed suit, some say the compassionate response is premature.

Pope In U.S. Visit Will Meet With Poor, President, Politicians

The Vatican announced that Pope Francis will visit Cuba and the U.S. Sept. 19-28. He will become the first pope to address Congress.
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Questions Over What To Do With Unused Embryos

For some who use in vitro fertilization to have a baby, more embryos are created than used -- leading to thousands in storage. Complicated legal, moral and personal questions over what to do with unused embryos.


Conservative Pastors Deliver Sharp Criticism Of Same-Sex Marriage

Conservative pastors are vowing to mobilize in opposition to the Supreme Court's legalization of same-sex marriage. Although the decision applies to government actions, not religious ceremonies, some of these pastors say they reject such a separation of church and state functions.

Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Doesn't Make It Biblically Correct, Pastor Says

Conservative churches and their congregants voiced the strongest opposition to same-sex marriages. Some church leaders say they'll continue to obey a higher authority.

Investigators Probe Fires At 6 Black Churches In 5 Southern States

Authorities are investigating fires that have damaged or destroyed black churches in South Carolina and nearby states following the shooting deaths of nine people at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church.

For Mennonites, Question Of LGBT Membership Yields Few Easy Answers

America's largest Mennonite group is divided over how to handle LGBT membership and same-sex marriage. As some call for "Christian forebearance" on disagreements, others wonder how far it can stretch.

National Cathedral Should Not Be Stained With Confederate Flag, Dean Says

The Very Rev. Gary Hall says glass windows in honor of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee need to go. "We couldn't with credibility address the race agenda" with the windows in place, he tells NPR.

Bishop Opposed To Marriage Ruling On Impact On Religious Institutions

In a 5-to-4 ruling, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Maryland Bishop Henry Jackson Jr., an opponent of the decision.

President Obama Delivers Eulogy At Funeral For Rev. Clementa Pinckney

President Obama delivered the eulogy Friday at the funeral of Rev. Pinckney in Charleston, S.C., Friday. The state senator was killed last Wednesday in the shooting at a historic black church.