The Rev. Willis Johnson (left), pastor of Wellspring Church in Ferguson, speaks to the Rev. Michele Shumake-Keller after the panel discussion in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday. Johnson said he hoped the event would be a step to healing a "community in trauma." Whitney Curtis for NPR hide caption

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Friar Gabriel Tooma leads a service at the Chaldean Church of the Virgin Mary of the Harvest, in Al-Qosh on June 15. At the time, the Christian village in northern Iraq was taking in those fleeing violence in the nearby city of Mosul. Now the village itself is largely deserted. AP hide caption

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Lebanon Levi (center) is depicted as the ringleader in Discovery's Amish Mafia. Locals in Lancaster County, Pa., say the reality TV show and its spinoffs are offensive fabrications. Discovery Networks hide caption

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Pope Francis shakes hands with upon his Thursdayarrival in Seoul. The Pontiff arrived in South Korea on the first papal visit to the Asian nation in a quarter century. During his five-day visit, Francis plans to beatify 124 Korean martyrs and encourage a vibrant and growing local church seen as a model for the future of Catholicism. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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In South Korea, final preparations are being made for Pope Francis' upcoming visit. To reach Seoul, the pontiff will fly through Chinese airspace and send a message to China's leaders. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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Visitors look at an exhibit at the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass. Courtesy of the Yiiddish Book Center hide caption

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Black Jesus is the latest from Aaron McGruder, who created the politically charged comic strip and animated series The Boondocks. Adult Swim hide caption

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