Tom Gjelten Tom Gjelten covers issues of religion, faith, and belief for NPR News.

Monica Besra, 35, poses with a portrait of Mother Teresa at her home in Nakor village, 280 miles north of Kolkata, in December 2002. Besra claimed that prayers to Mother Teresa resulted in her recovery from abdominal cancer, something documented by the Vatican as a miracle. Rana Chakraborty/AP hide caption

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How The Catholic Church Documented Mother Teresa's 2 Miracles

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a Sunday service at First Christian Church Council Bluffs, Iowa in January. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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How Positive Thinking, Prosperity Gospel Define Donald Trump's Faith Outlook

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Clinton's And Kaine's Faith Traditions Are Consistent With Political Liberalism

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Scholars Argue Prosecutions Against Muslim Liberals Don't Follow Islamic Teachings

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Pew Report Tracks How Politics Correspond With Religion

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How African-American Church Leaders Are Responding To New Challenges

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Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi Anti-LGBT Law

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Donald Trump delivers the convocation at Liberty University on Jan. 18. The flamboyant, thrice-married mogul has never been an easy fit with the religious right. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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As Trump Defies Expectations Of Faith, Might We Be Entering A New Era?

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Benjamin Epstein, director of the Anti-Defamation League, stands on Martin Luther King Jr.'s right in this photo with Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, taken June 22, 1963. Abbie Rowe/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum hide caption

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Anti-Defamation League Chief Faces Challenge Trying To Renew Civil Rights Activism

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State Religious Freedom Laws Surface In Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage

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Nick Wilson (left), at his ordination last month, is given a framed sign from Pastor Matt Johnson that reads "Just As I Am," the title of one of Wilson's favorite hymns. Bill Campbell hide caption

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Acceptance Grows, Slowly But Steadily, For Gay Evangelicals

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The audience at last month's Together for the Gospel conference in Louisville, Ky. Sarah Mesa Photography hide caption

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As U.S. Attitudes Change, Some Evangelicals Dig In; Others Adapt

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2015 Saw A Decrease In Religious Freedom Around The World, Says Annual Report

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