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Our hand-picked mix of compelling news stories, commentaries from Maureen, and important updates about the show.
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Does religion cause war? A visit with African leaders  
07-09-2015Maureen's Corner
Maureen shares her experience meeting with a multifaith panel of African leaders where the topics were representation, religion, and war....

Religion News Service
Will Thor join the Army? Believers still in limbo  
07-07-2015From around the web
By KIMBERLY WINSTON c. 2015 Religion News Service (RNS) Jeremiah McIntyre wants to be called a Heathen. The 38-year-old Army sergeant follows the old Norse religion Asatru, in which the god Thor swings h...

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Cardinal Peter Turkson: Bishops need to speak up on the environment  
07-06-2015From around the web
By ROSIE SCAMMELL | VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican is calling on bishops globally to act on the pope’s groundbreaking environmental encyclical, Cardinal Peter Turkson said in an interview. Last week...

the word of god
At Ramadan, an online petition for female Quran reciters  
06-29-2015From around the web
BY KEN CHITWOOD c. 2015 Religion News Service (RNS) To many non-Muslims, Ramadan is about fasting, and later, feasting. But Muslims know Ramadan as the month of the Quran, a time when the sacred scripture is rec...

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Supreme Court strikes down bans on same-sex marriage  
06-26-2015From around the web
By RICHARD WOLF | WASHINGTON  c. 2015 USA Today The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the United States Friday in a closely divided ruling that will stand as a milestone in its 226-year ...

Forgiveness after the tragedy in Charleston  
06-22-2015Maureen's Corner
Maureen reflects on the importance of forgiveness in Christianity, in light of the AME Church shooting in Charleston earlier this month. ...

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GOP presidential candidates enter the Catholic cafeteria  
06-19-2015Maureen's Corner
Maureen reacts to the responses from conservative political and religious leaders following the publication of Laudato Si, Pope Francis' environmental encyclical. ...