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Federal Commission Challenges Trump To Support Global Religious Freedom

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This year, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is making the same argument Republicans have for years: that a vote based on Christian values would turn the country around. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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How Would Jesus Vote?

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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI arrives at St Peter's basilica in 2015. Benedict has stayed largely silent on the church's sex abuse scandal for the past six years. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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"We're trying to build a community that puts into practice what it really means to love your neighbors," says Christopher Edmonston, White Memorial Presbyterian Church's senior pastor. Tom Gjelten/NPR hide caption

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Pastoring A Purple Church: 'I Absolutely Bite My Tongue Sometimes'

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U.S. Resettling Record Low Numbers Of Refugees

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Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory speaks during a Mass to repent clergy sexual abuse and to pray for molestation victims, in Indianapolis, in June 2017. Pope Francis has named him as the new archbishop of Washington D.C. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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Pope Names New D.C. Archbishop

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Leaders from the United Methodist Church confer during the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church in St. Louis, Mo. America's second-largest Protestant denomination faces a likely fracture as delegates voted to strengthen bans on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT clergy. Sid Hastings/AP hide caption

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United Methodists Face Fractured Future

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Evangelicals pray during a church service in Havana, Cuba. Religious groups on the island have come out in opposition to a new constitution which will be voted on on Sunday. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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Pope Francis has called Catholic leaders from around the world to the Vatican this week for a meeting about clergy sexual abuse. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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As Pope Holds Sex Abuse Summit, U.S. Catholics Not Hopeful For 'Bold Moves'

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Catholic Leaders To Gather In Rome To Discuss Continuing Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis

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People pray during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix in 2017. Matt York/AP hide caption

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After Explosive Sex Abuse Allegations, Southern Baptist Leaders Promise Reform

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Pope Francis meets Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI prior to the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica on Dec. 8, 2015 in Vatican City, Vatican. Vatican Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Dozens of clergy members, immigration activists and others participate in a protest against the imprisonment and potential deportation of an immigration activist. Religious liberals are becoming increasingly outspoken in their opposition to many Trump administration policies. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Provoked By Trump, The Religious Left Is Finding Its Voice

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