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Poll: Queen Should Remain Head of the Church of England  
05-18-2012
By AL WEBB | LONDON (RNS)  Nearly three-quarters of people in England believe Queen Elizabeth II should retain her position as titular head of the Church of England, according to an opinion poll commissioned...

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Syrian Christians Live in Uneasy Alliance with Bashar Assad  
05-16-2012
By STEPHEN STARR AND S. AKMINAS | DAMASCUS, Syria (RNS) Hani Sarhan is a Christian who says none of his relatives works with Bashar Assad's regime or has anything to do with it. "But what we ...

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Obama Campaign Taps Young Adviser, Michael Wear, for Faith Outreach  
05-15-2012
By MARK SILK | WASHINGTON (RNS)     President Obama's re-election campaign has tapped a 23-year-old executive assistant in the White House faith-based office to head up its outreach to religious...

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Sikhs Launch Mobile App to Report Profiling  
04-30-2012
| Omar Sacirbey | Religion News Service | Sikh civil rights activists will unveil a mobile phone application next week (April 30) that they say will allow travelers who believe they have been profiled by air...

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National Day of Prayer versus National Day of Reason  
04-27-2012
| Kimberly Winston | Religion News Service | As millions of Americans bow their heads next Thursday (May 3) for the annual National Day of Prayer, atheists, humanists and other nontheists will mark a day of ...