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July 5, 2015

Charleston's Emanuel AME: A Catalyst for Change?

Emanuel Ame ASSOCIATED PRESS

As we celebrate the independence of our nation this week, I am comforted to believe, to hope and to pray that, in time, we might reflect on this heartbreaking event as a harbinger not of hate and division, but of a new era of unity and peace in our nation for all its people.

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Forgiveness Of Dylan Roof Tears At Communities Hearts And Faith

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ON Scripture: The Bible
Jim Crow Again: Lessons for Fighting This Giant (1 Samuel 17)

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Gay Rights Activist, MLK Mentor To Be Honored In LGBT Celebration

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Sunnis And Shi'ites Pray Together For Unity After Bombing

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The Inspiring Faith Journey Of A Transgender Latina

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Take A Tour Of The Vatican's Erotic Gay Art

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Israeli Couple Finds Ancient Mikvah Bath Under Their Floorboards

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At Ramadan, An Online Petition For Female Reciters

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15 Tips For A Holistic And Green Ramadan

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Catholic Colleges Don't Rush To Divest After Pope's Encyclical

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Christian Fragility

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Did Prophet Muhammad Warn Us Of ISIS 1,400 Years Ago?

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Too Many Think American = Christian This 4th Of July

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Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Prison Housing Ex-Church Official

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70 Faces Of Torah
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Pope Francis Prepares For Grueling Trip To Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay

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Mormon Church Makes First-Ever Donation To Utah LGBT Center

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Who In God's Name Could Be Burning Black Churches?

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The Struggle For The Soul Of The Church

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Episcopalians Vote To Celebrate Gay Marriage In Churches

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Church's Rainbow Doors Say It All

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The Gospel According To Bree Newsome

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Former Auschwitz Guard Asks God For Forgiveness At Trial

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My Friend's Same-Sex Wedding This Weekend Was Just Like Everyone Else's. Except For 1 Special Thing

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Hawaii Governor Approves Traditional Hawaiian Burial Practices

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Woman Organizes Love-In Following Reported Anti-Muslim Hate Crime

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What If We Treated Homeless People Like Potential Friends?

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Prime Minister David Cameron: British Schools Must Root Out Muslim Extremists

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Oklahoma Supreme Court Orders Removal Of Ten Commandments Monument From State Capitol

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Cannabis Church Won't Have Marijuana At Its First Service

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Black Churches In Four States Have Been Destroyed By Fire In The Past Week

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Conservatives Explain Why They Lost On Marriage

Meet The Evangelicals Who Cheered The SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling

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ON Scripture - Bible
Freedom: For Everyone or Just People Like Us? (2 Corinthians 12:2-10)

Why Some U.K. Teachers Are Fasting With Their Muslim Students

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Dalai Lama Joins Patti Smith On Glastonbury Festival Stage

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24 Easy Ramadan Recipes That Will Keep You Energized All Month Long

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Crucifying Jesus On The Cross Of White Supremacy (All Together Podcast)

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Investigation Underway Of Another Fire At A Black Church In The South

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Episcopal Church Elects Its First Black Presiding Bishop

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Pope Francis Asks Forgiveness For Church's Persecution Of Waldensians

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Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday Wish Is That We All Live #WithCompassion

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Ramadan Reflection Day 10: Lessons Learned on Healing From a Recovering Alcoholic

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Ecstasy And Despair On This Historic Day

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Where Mormon Feminists Stand A Year After Kate Kelly's Excommunication

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Watch Obama Lead A Powerful Rendition Of 'Amazing Grace'

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ON Scripture - Bible
Gay Marriage: A Christian Response

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10 Badass Female Muslim Politicians You Should Know

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