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The Stories That Mattered in 2014 December 11, 2014
The Islamic State declared a caliphate. A young woman exercised her right to die in Oregon. Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian school girls. The conflict in the holy land reached a new low. 2014 was a particularly somber year for the religion world, but there's at least some uplifting news, too. In our annual tradition, two of our favorite religion news analysts reflect on the stories that mattered in the past year.

Pictured: Kidnapped girls from a video released by Boko Haram.

Kevin Eckstrom
, Editor-in-Chief of Religion News Service
Kim Lawton, Managing Editor of Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly