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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia addresses a gathering in McLean, Va., in 2006. Scalia was a devout Roman Catholic, but said, "The only article in faith that plays any part in my judging is the commandment 'Thou Shalt Not Lie.' " Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Scalia Expressed His Faith With The Same Fervor As His Court Opinions

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Pope Francis Meets Head Of Russian Orthodox Church In Havana

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Pope Francis will meet Patriarch Kirill in Cuba, in a historic step to heal the 1,000-year schism that has divided the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches. Andrew Medichini and Ivan Sekretarev/AP hide caption

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Will Cuba Meeting Of Pope And Patriarch Help Heal A 1,000-Year Rift?

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American Muslim Women Explain Why They Do — Or Don't — Cover

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Religious leaders from more than 100 predominantly Muslim countries attended a summit in Marrakech to counter the extremist ideology that fuels groups like ISIS. Martijn Booister/Flickr hide caption

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Muslim Leaders Vow To Protect Rights Of Religious Minorities

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Anglican Communion Temporarily Suspends U.S. Episcopal Church

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Division Over Social Issues Threatens Global Split Among Anglican Churches

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As Christians Flee, Governments Pressured To Declare ISIS Guilty Of Genocide

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Do Christians And Muslims Worship The Same God?

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Activists hold posters during a March 2005 rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to support separation of church and state. The court heard two cases regarding whether Ten Commandments monuments should be displayed on government properties. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Unbelief As A Belief System: Core Tenet For Christians' Fight For Religious Rights

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Attendees pray during the Family Leadership Summit — an event sponsored by the conservative Family Leader organization — in Ames, Iowa, in July. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Conservatives Call For 'Religious Freedom,' But For Whom?

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"That this is only directed at the Muslim community is something that I personally can't accept," activist Linda Sarsour said of President Obama's challenge to American Muslims. She's pictured here in 2011 at the Arab American Association of New York. Henny Ray Abrams/AP hide caption

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Some American Muslims Irritated By Obama's Call For Them To 'Root Out' Extremism

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The Mayflower, the ship in which the Pilgrims crossed the Atlantic to the New World in 1620. Three Lions/Getty Images hide caption

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Reconsidering The Pilgrims, Piety And America's Founding Principles

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A woman prays at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The shift away from religion among Americans has taken place in a relatively short period of time. Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Poll Finds Americans, Especially Millennials, Moving Away From Religion

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