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    As the hajj comes to an end, Muslims distribute meat to the poor and recall Abraham’s willingness to offer his son to God. More

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    Watch Cardinal Francis George, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Jon O’Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, discuss abortion and health care reform.

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    There is increasing scrutiny on Muslims in the US military after the tragedy at Fort Hood, even while the Muslim community strongly condemns the shootings. “Actually, according to Islamic law, what [Major Nidal Hasan] did was criminal, immoral, and unethical and against the teachings of Islam in every way, shape, and form,” says Imam Yahya Hendi, who has met Major Hasan. More

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    On November 9, a divided Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases about just punishment for juveniles convicted of non-homicide offenses. Are life sentences imposed on juvenile offenders cruel and unusual? More

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    In a new book about inspirational poet Mattie Stepanek, who died in 2004, his mother Jeni writes about his short life and lasting legacy. More

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    Read and watch more of Kim Lawton’s interview with Jeni Stepanek, who says her son, best-selling poet and speaker Mattie Stepanek, had “a universal message–give and you shall receive.” More

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    In his book “Gray Land: Soldiers on War,” portrait and documentary photographer Barry Goldstein writes that “even at its best, day-to-day life in a combat zone has a corrosive effect on mind, body, and spirit.” More

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    “If any event ever merited the description of miracle,” says the Rev. Christian Fuhrer, it was the 1989 revolution that reunited East and West Germany, “a revolution that grew out of the church.” More

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