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Exploring grief as a bridge to healing

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — There is no way we humans can exit this life without experiencing a considerable share of grief and loss.

Jewish community to recruit men and boys in fight against abuse

BALTIMORE — When Nancy Aiken talks to students in Baltimore’s Orthodox Jewish community about domestic violence and sexual assaults, she asks the boys a simple question: How many of you want to grow up to be a perpetrator of violence?

Commentary: God will send help

The little boy announced worriedly that his bike had a broken chain. The family was going away the next day for spring break, and he’d planned to take the bike along.

Memorial service honors late Slovenian Catholic Bishop Gregorij Rozman

CHICAGO — It has been 53 years, but the members of the Slovenian Catholic community in the Chicago area and around the world are only now finding closure in the death of their former Bishop Gregorij Rozman.

Black atheists search for sense of belonging

ORLANDO, Fla. — At funerals, Warren Hughes always finds a seat in the back where, when the preaching and praying begins, he can slip out discreetly. He doesn’t bow his head pretending to pray because he hasn’t believed in prayer, or God, since he was 30 years old.

Faithful skiers find religion at 11,000 feet

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — For the Brown family, skiing usually means missing church.

Ordained online: Second-career rabbis taking over at traditional congregations

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Some rabbis hired by long-established congregations are struggling to gain acceptance among their fellow clergy because they got their ordinations in 21st-century style: online.

Soul-stirring ‘Precious Lord’

DETROIT — When Thomas M. Dorsey was growing up, he didn’t realize that his father was a pioneer in gospel music.

Papal vehicle on display in America’s Car Museum

SEATTLE — What’s black and white and silver and has a trunk the size of your college dorm room?

Council of Churches address health care issues

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Parish nurse Jackie Graves sees her job at Second Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Ky., as the perfect blend of faith and profession.

Cautious optimism in Okla. on new health mandate

OKLAHOMA CITY — Several Oklahoma leaders of Christian nonprofits said they were "cautiously optimistic" about a work-around the Obama administration proposed Friday for religious nonprofits that object to providing health insurance that covers birth control.

Pastor finds herself in need of the support of others

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