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How Ebola Took A Toll On One American Church

Congregants at Trinity Episcopal Church come from many countries, including in West Africa. No one had visited the virus-stricken nations, yet fearful worshippers began skipping services.
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From Pulpit To Politics: A Pastor Takes Her Work To The Wider World

Faith Whitmore says being a Methodist pastor was like running a small business. After 30 years of preaching, she was tired. Now she works on a larger platform as district director for a congressman.
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A 40-Day Vegan Fast, Then, At Last, A January Christmas Feast

The Ethiopian Orthodox Church observes Christmas on Jan. 7, and the 40 days prior are observed as a vegan fast. That means no dairy and no meat until the traditional dish of doro wat on Christmas Day.
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Flood Damage Repaired, Aging Congregation Still Faces Challenges

Chapel of the Interlude in Drake, Colo., was damaged in 2013 when a flood brought mud, sticks and other debris into the building. So the aging congregation came together and restored their oasis.
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Book Review: 'Waking Up: A Guide To Spirituality Without Religion'

Astrophysicist Adam Frank reviews Sam Harris' Book, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion.
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Pope John Paul II's Would-Be Assassin Lays Roses At His Tomb

In 1981, Mehmet Ali Ağca shot the pontiff twice at close range as the pope's open motorcade passed through St. Peter's Square. He was jailed for three decades before his release in 2010.
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After Year Of Atheism, Former Pastor: 'I Don't Think God Exists'

Former pastor Ryan Bell embarked on a year without God at the start of 2014. He says, "Before I wanted a closer relationship to God and today I just want a closer relationship with reality."
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Citing 'Historical Inaccuracies,' Egypt Bans 'Exodus' From Theaters

The movie Exodus: Gods and Kings has been banned in Egypt on the grounds of "inaccuracies" and a "Zionist view of history."
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'The Bishop's Wife' Tracks A Killer In A Mormon Community

The mystery about the disappearance of a young Mormon woman was inspired by a real-life story. Author Mette Ivie Harrison talks about her own struggles with faith and stereotypes of Mormon mothers.
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With Each New Upheaval In Iraq, More Minorities Flee

"We like Iraq, but Iraq doesn't like us," says a displaced Christian man. He's just one of example of religious minorities who have been dislodged from parts of Iraq where they have ancient roots.

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