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Faced With Fear, A Muslim Woman Makes A Stand — By Setting One Up

Amid an atmosphere of mistrust about Islam, Mona Haydar and her husband had an idea: Why not open a dialogue? So, they set up a stand — "Ask a Muslim" — and brought some doughnuts.
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In Russia, A High-Ranking Orthodox Priest Is Sacked — And Hits Back

Vsevolod Chaplin, a high-profile religious conservative, was dismissed with little explanation on Thursday. He says he was sacked because church authorities want to silence independent voices.
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Rural Wyoming Town's First Mosque Sparks Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

The first mosque recently opened its doors in the rural town of Gillette, Wyo. It didn't get much attention at first, but then a group of locals started a Facebook group called "Stop Islam in Gillette." This has been hard for a Muslim family with deep roots in the area.
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A Religious Forecast For 2050: Atheism Is Down, Islam Is Rising

A new report from the Pew Research Center shows a growth spurt for Islam — and a change in the hub of Christianity.

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Suburban Virginia Nativity Concert Captures Essence Of Christmas Season

For decades, Falls Church Anglican in suburban Virginia has staged a nativity concert for hundreds of people on Christmas Eve. For many, the event captures the essence and innocence of the season.
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From Beetroot To Pineapple, Homemade Wines Sweeten Christmas In India

Across India, Christian communities make sweet homemade wines for the festive season from an array of local fruit, roots and grain. But the know-how behind this ancient tradition may be disappearing.
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As Christians Flee, Governments Pressured To Declare ISIS Guilty Of Genocide

The Christian population is dropping in areas where Islamic State fighters are targeting religious minorities. At least a thousand Christians have been killed. Hundreds of thousands have fled.
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British Muslim Family Barred From California-Bound Flight, With No Reason Given

The family of eleven had valid travel permits, and was set to visit Disneyland and see relatives in California. They don't know why they were not allowed to board.
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Liberia's Dancing Christmas Devils Could Give Krampus A Lesson In Niceness

They tower on stilts, they're draped in hay, they dance like crazy and demand a holiday tip. But don't worry — they're really nice!
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A Conversation With Faith Leaders On Moral Leadership In Today's Political Climate

Religious leaders have grown increasingly alarmed by anti-Muslim rhetoric in the wake of terrorist attacks both here and abroad. Members of different faiths on moral leadership in today's political climate.

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