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"If the church wants to be a part of shaping the direction humanity takes, the church needs to have a seat at the table and you can't have a seat at the table if you don't speak science," says Matthew Grove, a Bible study teacher who emphasizes science in his classes.
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A priest lifts a Samaritan Torah scroll during sunrise prayers on Mount Gerizim in the West Bank. One of the world's oldest and tiniest sects, the Samaritans trace their roots to the ancient Israelites.
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In his resignation letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, the Rev. Patrick Conroy noted that he was stepping down "as you have requested" and has since made it clear that he had no interest in leaving Capitol Hill.
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Ibrar Hussein Mirzai, an 18-year-old Afghan, has received asylum in Hungary and hopes to eventually gain Hungarian citizenship. He is aware that Hungarians don't like refugees. "I am a normal person just like them," he says.
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A Jewish man wears a yarmulke, also called a kippa, during a meeting on "the German and French perspectives on immigration, integration and identity" organized by the American Jewish Committee this week in Berlin.
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An undated photo shows Andrew Brunson, an American pastor, in Izmir, Turkey. Brunson's trial began Monday on charges of aiding groups said to have orchestrated an attempted coup.