Couples kiss during the Athens gay pride parade last June. Last month, activists organized a "kiss-in" during a church service run by a Greek Orthodox bishop who has threatened to excommunicate politicians supporting same-sex unions. Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Invisible' Same-Sex Couples Push For Civil Unions In Greece

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Rep. Keith Ellison Wonders Why 'People Care' About His Muslim Faith

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Uganda Punishing Gays: 'Sodomy Is Not A Human Right' Says Evangelical Leader

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The San Diego Coalition of Reason opened this booth in Balboa Park to support the atheist community and to evangelize nonbelief to religious people. Claire Trageser /NPR hide caption

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Ardent Atheists Spread Their Reverence For Disbelief

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Alice Herz-Sommer, Pianist And Holocaust Survivor, Dies At 110

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Catholic Church Examines Financial Cost Of Sainthood

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Leah Vincent is a board member of Footsteps and co-producer of the It Gets Besser project, both of which help support people who have decided to leave ultra-Orthodoxy. Ned & Aya Rosen/Leah Vincent hide caption

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'Cut Me Loose': After Exile, A Young Woman's Journey In 'Sin'

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Newly-elected Cardinal Leopoldo Jose Brenes Solorzano, Archbishop of Managua, right, is hugged by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI during a consistory inside the St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, on Saturday. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption

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Pope Welcomes New Cardinals, Many From Developing World

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While traditional cholents feature meat and beans cooked for a whole day, some modern versions, like this one, use vegetable protein and a quick braise. rusvaplauke/Flickr hide caption

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Cholent: The Original Slow-Cooked Dish

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From Buddhism to Baha'i: Black Faith Spreads Across All Religions

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Sheikh Reda Shata stands in the men's prayer room at his mosque, The Islamic Center of Monmouth County, in Middletown, N.J., in Oct. 2011. From 2002 onward, Muslims in New Jersey allege police routinely monitored their comings and goings as part of a surveillance program. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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