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Syrian Christians Live in Uneasy Alliance with Bashar Assad  
05-16-2012From around the web
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  
05-15-2012From around the web
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  
04-30-2012From around the web
| 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  
04-27-2012From around the web
| 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 ...

Commentary: The Vatican's Ultimatum to Leadership Conference of Women Religious  
04-19-2012Maureen's Corner
Last Saturday, I was privileged to attend the 40th Anniversary dinner of NETWORK, the Catholic social justice lobby founded by nuns 40 years ago. Since 1972, this organization has done stellar work on the Hill advocat...