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Thai Buddhist monks pray and gather at Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple to participate in Makha Bucha Day ceremonies on March 4. Ninety-four percent of Thais who participated in the survey said they considered themselves religious. Sakchai Lalit/AP hide caption

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Rev. Robert H. Schuller, pastor of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif., speaks at the church in 1996. Schuller, who hosted the top-rated Hour of Power telecast for decades, died Thursday at age 88. Michael Tweed/AP hide caption

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Thousands of opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State House to rally against that legislation on Saturday. Doug McSchooler/AP hide caption

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The HBO documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief airs Sunday — over the vigorous objection of Scientology officials. Courtesy of HBO hide caption

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Church Of Scientology Calls New HBO Documentary 'Bigoted'

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence holds a news conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, on Thursday, where he signed into law a bill that would allow business owners with strong religious convictions to refuse to provide services to same-sex couples. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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Many Baptist leaders consider marriage to be a foundation for adult life and some are actively encouraging tying the knot earlier. Rosemary Woods/Illustration Works/Corbis hide caption

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Southern Baptist Leaders Highlight Benefits Of Youthful Matrimony

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Boys in Uppsala, Sweden, read supportive messages placed at the entrance of a mosque following an attack in January. A new Pew study finds that religious intolerance is a global problem, with Muslims facing more hostility from individuals, and Christians from governments. Targeting of Jews, the study found, has gotten worse over in recent years. Anders Wiklund/AP hide caption

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Pew Study On Religion Finds Increased Harassment Of Jews

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A postcard of Junipero Serra from around 1915. Pope Francis recently announced that he will canonize Serra when he travels to the U.S. this fall. Lake County Museum/Corbis hide caption

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As an Army chaplain in Iraq, David Peters administered last rites and grieved with survivors. When he came home, he says, he "fell apart emotionally and spiritually." Courtesy of Robert K. Chambers hide caption

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An Army Chaplain, First Tested By War, Finds His Faith Renewed

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Chapel of the Interlude includes a tiny sanctuary (left) and a fellowship hall (right) for gatherings. Both were severely damaged by 2013 floods in Colorado. Grace Hood/KUNC hide caption

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Flood Damage Repaired, Aging Congregation Still Faces Challenges

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