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New State Department Faith Office

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Critics have long charged that the US government has not done a good job in understanding the relationship between religion and foreign policy. This week, Secretary of State John Kerry launched the new Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives in hopes of better engaging religion in US diplomacy. Christian ethicist and Wesley Theological Seminary Professor Shaun Casey is directing the office.

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Wudu: Islamic Washing Before Prayer

Muslim men perform a ritual washing to cleanse hands, arms, face, and feet before prayer.

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Israel Boycott Controversy

A movement of boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel has gained support.

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Teaching Children about Religion

An exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis teaches children about world religions

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The Pope Meets the Patriarch

It was the first official meeting since the Great Schism of 1054.

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Muslims of Hamtramck, Michigan

Once Polish Catholic, this city is the only one in the US with a Muslim-majority council.

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Wendell Berry Farming Program

Kentucky poet and farmer Wendell Berry is passing on his family’s farming legacy.

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America's Original Sin

An activist, pastor, and preacher says white and black churches must cross the bridge to a

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