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Can America's 'Civil Religion' Still Unite The Country?

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Retiring NPR Correspondent Looks At How Religion Beat Has Changed

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The Mulema family fled the Central African Republic, spent years in a refugee camp, and were eventually resettled in Newark, Del., by Jewish Family Services. Tom Gjelten/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Refugee Program 'On Life Support,' Facing Big Challenges

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The Vatican Has Announced The Church 'Cannot' Bless Same-Sex Unions

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Faith groups are deeply split over the Equality Act. Evangelicals, Catholics, Latter-day Saints and Orthodox Jews say it limits religious freedom. Mainline Protestants and other progressive faith groups support it. Jessica Rinaldi/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Some Faith Leaders Call Equality Act Devastating; For Others, It's God's Will

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A health care worker holds a vial of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore, N.Y., on Wednesday. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Some U.S. Faith Leaders Express Moral Concerns About Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

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Christian Groups Resist Johnson & Johnson Vaccine For Using Abortion-Derived Cells

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Empty pews are marked for spacing in a Manhattan church on Nov. 27, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Clergy On The Pandemic Front Lines: 'How Do We Really Grieve?'

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A mob of former President Donald Trump supporters breached the U.S Capitol security on Jan. 6. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A 'Scary' Survey Finding: 4 In 10 Republicans Say Political Violence May Be Necessary

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Biden's Support Of Abortion Rights At Odds With Catholic Bishops

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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden attended the virtual presidential inaugural prayer service from the State Dining Room of the White House. Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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At The National Prayer Service, A Plea To Avoid 'Simplistic Calls For Unity'

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Faith Leaders Called For Divine Blessing Of New Administration On Inauguration Day

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"JESUS SAVES" banners were among those carried during a rally on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington before rioters stormed the Capitol. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Militant Christian Nationalists Remain A Potent Force, Even After The Capitol Riot

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Some Christians Feel It's A God-Given Mission To Fight On Trump's Behalf

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