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Young worshippers at Erez Baptist Church in Duncanville, Texas, gather for a midweek music service. The congregation, less than a year old, consists almost entirely of Hispanic immigrants and their children. Tom Gjelten/NPR hide caption

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Some Christian Leaders Say Deportations Would Jeopardize Their Churches

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The History Of The Family Unification Immigration Policy In The U.S.

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Tennessee pastor Andy Savage confessed before his congregation to what he called "a sexual incident" in 1998 with a 17-year-old girl, Jules Woodson. Highpoint Church/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Amid #MeToo, Evangelicals Grapple With Misconduct In Their Own Churches

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Immigrants arrive at Ellis Island in Upper New York Bay around 1900. In 1924, the U.S. would restrict immigration based on national origin. Forty years after that, it eliminated those restrictions. Buyenlarge/Getty Images hide caption

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A History Of When The U.S. Chose Immigrants By Their Country Of Origin

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Report Shows It's Increasingly Dangerous To Be A Christian In Many Countries

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What Does Chain Migration Mean? We Get An Explanation

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Mormons and evangelical Christians shared strong support for President Trump in 2016, but theological differences still cause tension between the groups. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Evangelicals And Mormons Are Political Allies, But Theological Rivals

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Deep Differences Remain Between Mormon And Evangelical Communities

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2017 Has Been A Rough Year For Evangelicals

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President Trump announced Wednesday that the U.S. views Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a controversial move that complicates Middle East politics. Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The American and Israeli flags are on display Wednesday on the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. President Trump announced that the U.S. will view Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and he ordered the State Department to "begin preparation to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv." The controversial move threatens to unsettle the region's volatile politics. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Religious Leaders Divided Over Trump's Jerusalem Decision

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The Ten Commandments monument that was removed from the Alabama Judicial Building is on display in 2004. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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From Roy Moore To Tax Debate, A Spotlight On Christian Nationalism

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Nura Mustafic, one of the Mothers of Srebrenica, wipes away tears as she reacts to the verdict handed down against former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic, in The Hague on Wednesday. Mladic was convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison for atrocities perpetrated during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war. Phil Nijhuis/AP hide caption

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