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Young worshippers at Erez Baptist Church in Duncanville, Texas, gather for a midweek music service. The congregation, less than a year old, consists almost entirely of Hispanic immigrants and their children. Tom Gjelten/NPR hide caption

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Some Christian Leaders Say Deportations Would Jeopardize Their Churches

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Church of England guidance for schools encourages a "loving and hospitable community [where] pupils can explore their identity without fear of harm, judgement or being ostracized." Rawpixel Ltd/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Christians Turn To Podcasts To Say Things They Can't Say In Church

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Younger and older generations at the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Church in the Bronx grapple with how much of their faith and culture to retain, honor and leave behind. Teresa Mathew hide caption

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Burned pews, musical instruments, Bibles and hymnals are part of the debris inside Hopewell M.B. Church in Greenville, Miss., shown Wednesday. The mayor is calling it a hate crime as arson investigators collect evidence at the black church, which was heavily damaged by fire and tagged with "Vote Trump" in silver spray paint. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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A Muslim faithful woman sits as she attends a Mass in tribute to priest Jacques Hamel at the Saint-Leu Saint-Gilles Bagnolet's Church, near Paris on Sunday. Thomas Samson /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Attendees walk past a handful of placards during a break in the Methodists annual conference in Portland, Ore., in May 2016. The United Methodist Church, the nation's largest mainline Protestant denomination, was holding its once-every-four-years meeting and is facing a bitter fight over whether it should lift the church ban on same-sex marriage. Don Ryan/AP hide caption

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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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Jesse Valles (from right,) Isaac Apodaca, Lamar Kellam and Sydney Harrison get in line for the free Sunday dinners offered at the Rebel and Divine church, a congregation in Phoenix that aims to help at-risk youth, many of whom are homeless and transgender. Stina Sieg/KJZZ hide caption

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Pastor Redefines 'Church' For Transgender Youth

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In San Antonio, a church-based group is helping to raise the minimum wage for city employees. Koocheekoo/Flickr hide caption

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In Conservative Town, Faith-Based Group Tackles Minimum Wage Hike

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