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People gather at the Supreme Court on the morning after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Jewish Americans Grieve Justice Ginsburg As Jewish New Year Begins

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If elected, Democratic nominee Joe Biden would become only the second Catholic president in American history. Here he prays at Grace Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wis., on Sept. 3. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How Joe Biden's Faith Shapes His Politics

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Wanted in Israel: More Shofar Blowers For Socially Distanced Jewish New Year

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Father Michael O'Reilly preaches from a third-floor fire escape in a Sacramento alley while indoor worship services are prohibited due to COVID-19 heath restrictions. Pauline Bartolone/CapRadio hide caption

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California Catholics Adjust To Outdoor Worship During Pandemic

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Hector Guerra, right and Juan Carlos Sanchez, from El Mariachi Continental, make their way to a funeral service in Donna, Texas on Aug. 21. Verónica G. Cardenas/for NPR hide caption

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A Priest, An Editor And A Mariachi Player Talk Life In The Rio Grande Amid COVID-19

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Virtual worship services announcement at United Methodist Church in Moscow, Idaho. The denomination, with some 13 million members worldwide, is experiencing a major internal rift over same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy. Education Images/Education Images/Universal Image hide caption

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The work of French street artist Christian Guemy aka "C215" depicting members of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is painted on a facade near the magazine's offices at Rue Nicolas Appert in Paris, to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the attack of the magazine that killed 12 people. Francois Guillot/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A marble plaque over the main entrance of the Vatican Archives reads in Latin "Secret Vatican Archive." The Vatican's library on Pope Pius XII and his record during the Holocaust opened to researchers in March. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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Records From Once-Secret Archive Offer New Clues Into Vatican Response To Holocaust

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Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz speaks from Orlando, Fla., during the third night of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday. Holtz questioned Democratic candidate Joe Biden's Catholic faith. Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via AP hide caption

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Devotees prepare to immerse in an artificial pond an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesh in Mumbai, India, Aug. 23. India's coronavirus caseload topped 3 million that day, with the country leading the world in new daily infections. Rajanish Kakade/AP hide caption

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Hindus Work Around Coronavirus To Celebrate God Ganesh, Remover Of Obstacles

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Jerry Falwell Jr. has told NPR that he has accomplished all he had hoped to do at Liberty University. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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'Free At Last,' Says Jerry Falwell Jr. After Resigning As Head Of Liberty University

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Opinion: COVID-19 Cannot Stop The Hum Of A Church Choir

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About 200,000 displaced Yazidis are in camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Many are waiting for help to rebuild homes damaged or destroyed by ISIS in 2014. Andrea DiCenzo for NPR hide caption

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A Yazidi Survivor's Struggle Shows The Pain That Endures After ISIS Attack

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A parishioner sits after Mass last month at a Catholic church in New York City. An overwhelming majority of U.S. adults believe that houses of worship should be subject to the same restrictions on public gatherings that apply to other institutions. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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2 Out Of 3 Churchgoers: It's Safe To Resume In-Person Worship

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (center) performs the groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Ram in Ayodhya, India, on Wednesday. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP hide caption

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American Christianity Must Reckon With Legacy Of White Supremacy, Author Says

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