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  1. Election Tests Indonesian Democracy
    Things got ugly, but there are signs that two rivals want to let the country move on.
  2. Sexism in the Church
    A theologian writes that scholars and pastors are dismantling and replacing dated notions.
  3. Jakarta Governor Concedes Defeat in Religiously Tinged Election
    The incumbent, a Christian, implored his supporters to “forget all the things that happened” — a reference to the divisive nature of the campaign.
  4. After the Election, a ‘Whole Foods Democrat’ Returns to Church
    Many of us newbies didn’t know what to do. We were practically asking: “Shoes or no shoes?” “Do you take Visa?” “Can you validate my parking?”
  5. Muslim Babies Likely to Outnumber Others by 2035, Report Says
    The turnaround will be driven in part by the fact that the world’s Christian population is relatively old, while the Muslim population is younger and concentrated in regions with high fertility rates.
  6. The Strange Persistence of Guilt
    American life has secularized and grand political ideologies have fallen away, but moral conflict has only intensified.
  7. What a Buddhist Monk Taught Xi Jinping
    China’s president sees religion as a way to promote his country’s position in a world still dominated by the United States.
  8. Reza Aslan Thinks TV Can End Bigotry
    The host of CNN’s “Believer” on converting from and back to Islam and why watching TV is so important.
  9. An Unorthodox Gift to Notre Dame from Muslim Philanthropists
    A family of prosperous immigrants from Pakistan is giving $15 million to set up an institute for the study of religions.
  10. Christians in the Hands of Donald Trump
    Is religious conservatism ascendant or countercultural?
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