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May 23, 2015

On Faith and Parachutes

In the dark sky of a hot August night, more than 2,000 American and British Paratroopers sat quietly amongst one another in the clouds in the bellies of aircrafts waiting for the moment that awaited them all: the jump.

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Muslim Women's Hip-Hop Collective Confronts Stereotypes And Breaks Up The Boys' Club

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After Meriam Ibrahim's Release, Why Are Two Christians Still Facing The Death Penalty In Sudan?

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Anxiety Ruled This Lawyer's Life. Until He Tried Meditation.

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Pope Francis To Bishops: Act More Like Pastors And Stop Ordering People Around

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Bihar's Muslims Donate Land To Help Build World's Largest Hindu Temple

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300,000 South Korean Buddhists Pray For Peace And Reunification With The North

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Daily Meditation: Baby's Way

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China's President Say Religions Must Be Free From Foreign Influence

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It's A Great Time To Be Graduating From A Mainline, Progressive, Christian, Divinity School

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Pope Francis To Answer Bosnian Man's Prayers

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Who Are The Rohingyas And Why Are They Fleeing Myanmar?

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Seton Hall University Priest Says He Was Fired For Gay Marriage Support

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California Religious Centers Go Brown For The Environment

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