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April 21, 2017

WINNSBORO, La. — "Oh when the saints go marching in," a single voice calls out in the dimmed sanctuary of Original True Light Baptist Church in Winnsboro.

"Oh when the saints go marching in," a dozen voices echo.

The hymn continues a cappella with Emma Hagan calling it and the voices…


Sikhs launch ad campaign that looks to push back on hate

April 14, 2017

NEW YORK  — Sikhs in the United States are launching a million-dollar awareness campaign that aims to stop hate-fueled attacks by explaining more about who they are and what they believe.

The "We are Sikhs" campaign was years in the making, funded by Sikh leaders and their families…


Mormon leaders encourage more baptisms for the dead

April 07, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY — Mormon leaders reminded church members Saturday about the importance of performing ceremonial baptisms on dead ancestors who didn't receive the ordinance while alive — a practice unique to the faith that came under fire in the past from Jews when they discovered…


For some, Passover Seder will address global refugee crisis

March 31, 2017

Abdul Jalal Hashimi grew up in Kabul and fled with his family to the United States after working more than six years against the Taliban alongside American military forces.

A 32-year-old Muslim, he has known few Jews personally, but come Passover he will be among more than a dozen refugees sharing…