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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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May 21, 2014 — The Catholic and Orthodox churches split in 1054. In the Holy Land this week, the pope and Orthodox leaders will meet to try to start restoring unity. But not everyone is eager for reconciliation.
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Apr 10, 2014 — The tiny fragment, written in Egyptian Coptic, contains a purported reference by Jesus to his wife. New evidence dates it to between the sixth and ninth centuries.
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Jan 24, 2014 — Does your idea of America's Bible Belt match up with a new study of where the most "Bible-minded" U.S. cities are? The top spot went to Chattanooga, Tenn. Several cities in the Northeast and West were ranked "least Bible-minded."
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Nov 22, 2013 — What is a brain but a cloud of elementary particles? If that's the case, then isn't the world a just figment, an image or a confabulation? Commentator Alva No asks if our world, the world described by science, is any more real than the stories in the Bible.
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Sep 23, 2013 — Two suicide bombers stuck a historic Christian church in the country's northwest on Sunday. Groups linked to the Taliban have claimed responsibility.
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Apr 8, 2013 — April Fool's Day was one week ago — but an elaborate hoax targeting Pastor Joel Osteen gained wide attention Monday, after those behind the hoax used Twitter, YouTube, and other social media to spread spurious claims that the pastor had renounced his faith and would close his huge Texas church.
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Aug 19, 2010 — Obama 'Obviously A Christian:' White House Flak
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Aug 10, 2010 — The Ohio teenager who converted to Christianity and left her Muslim family turned 18.
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Oct 6, 2008 — Journalist and Orthodox Jew, Benyamin Cohen takes a dip into Christianity. He regales us with his stories in his new book, My Jesus Year: A Rabbi's Son Wanders the Bible Belt in Search of His Own Faith.
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Nov 12, 2007 — Karen Armstrong writes a rather unorthodox biography.
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