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December 26, 2014

An Open Letter from Black Clergy: A Call for Racial Justice, Healing and Reconciliation

God Breath Raushenbush

We are calling on clergy of all ethnicities and faith traditions to join us in leading our nation toward healing and reconciliation.

14 Religious Moments That Give Us Hope As 2014 Draws To A Close

Susan
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The Vatican's Spectacular Christmas Stamps

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Christmas Eve Mass: Pope Urges 'Tenderness', Calls Christian Refugees In Iraq

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Merry Christmas!

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Christians In Baghdad Defiantly Worship On Christmas Eve

Christians Baghdad
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Faithful Pilgrims Flock To Bethlehem For Christmas In The Holy Land

Bethlehem
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Honoring 100 Years After The 1914 Christmas Truce In Our Own Time Of War

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Bethlehem Is Not The Idyllic Nativity Village It Once Was

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Daily Meditation: The Night Before Christmas

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What Are Miracles?

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Muslim Bride Adds Wedding Bouquet To Memorial For Sydney Siege Victims

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Can You Question The Virgin Birth And Still Be A Christian?

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A Muslim, Jew And Christian On What Jesus Means To Them

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Pakistani Santa Claus vs Taliban

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A Message From A Protestor And Former Police Captain: "We Are Not Anti-Cop. We Are Pro-Life"

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How Pakistan's Unregulated Madrassa System Sows Religious Strife

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Pope's Role In Cuba Deal Fractures Cuban-American Flock

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Popular Muslim Cleric Resigns From Sacramento Mosque

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Thousands Join Anti-Islam Protest In Germany

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"No More Of This! This Violence Must Stop"

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The False Choice Of Protesting For Justice And Supporting Our Police

If Anyone Deserves A Little Help This Holiday Season, It's These Families

Families In Need
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Daily Meditation: The Nativity

Nativity
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5 Of The Harshest Things Pope Francis Has Said To Vatican Curia

Pope Francis
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LISTEN: Who Is Jesus For Us This Christmas?

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'All Together' Featuring James Carroll, Rob Bell And Lisa Sharon Harper

A Look At The Tiny, Magical Depictions Of Jesus' Birth

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Six Clay Seals Discovered In Israel Linked To Era Of Kings David And Solomon

Bulla
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Pope Francis Wrote Little Known, Revealing Book On Cuba

Pope Francis
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Winter Solstice 2014: Shortest Day Of The Year Marked By Pagan Celebrations

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Join Mary, Joseph And The Angels On A Christmas Pilgrimage

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How Conservative Christian Colleges Handle Sexual Assault On Campus

Bob Jones
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Believers Pray To ‘Our Lady Of The Milk'

Mary Breastfeeding Jesus

Pope Francis Hopes Rome Hosts 2024 Summer Olympics, With A Caveat

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This Week In Pictures: Faith In Practice Around The World

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Sesame Workshop

People Join Together To Help Rebuild Ferguson Church Destroyed In Protests

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How To Help This Single Dad Of 5 During The Holidays

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Menorahs Light Up Around The World For Hanukkah 2014

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A Case Of Religious Discrimination?

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LISTEN: This Podcast Could Send You On A Life Changing Journey

Sacred Journeys
Khishnendu Bose

Displaced Christians In Iraq Prepare For Christmas

Christmas Iraq
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Iran Unveils Memorial Honoring Fallen Jewish Heroes

Iran Jewish
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How Pope John Paul II Paved The Way For The U.S.-Cuba Thaw

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Franciscan Order On Verge Of Bankruptcy After Financial Fraud Uncovered

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4 Teachings of Jesus That His Followers (Almost) Never Take Seriously

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Daily Meditation: Journey Of The Magi

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Sarah Silverman Stops By Western Wall To Stand With Jewish Feminists

Sarah Silverman
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The Legacy Of Evangelical Preacher George Whitefield

George Whitefield
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Daily Meditation: Prayers That Change The World

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Dalai Lama Says He'd Prefer No Dalai Lama To A 'Stupid' One

Dalai Lama
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How Abercrombie & Fitch Brought American Muslims And Jews Together

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Dozens Of Mexican Clowns Make A Religious Pilgrimage

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Pope Francis Played A Major Role In U.S.-Cuba Deal

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The Church Of England Finally Has A Woman Bishop

Libby Lane
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Imprisoned Pastor Saeed Abedini Pens Heartbreaking Christmas Letter

Saeed Abedini

Hundreds Tango At The Vatican For Pope Francis' Flashmob Birthday Surprise

Pope Francis Tango
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Hanukkah: 8 Days, 8 Ways to Bring More Light Into Your Life

Hanukkah Menorahs

Happy Christmas from the Middle East

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