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  1. Unknown Unknowns: Three Inquiries Into Religion
    What is religion? New books by a philosopher, a sociologist and a theologian give different answers.
  2. Prayers of the Persecuted Around the World
    Monika Bulaj’s discovery that her grandmother’s Polish town was once home to a thriving Jewish community that perished in the Holocaust set her on a 30-year journey documenting religious persecution.
  3. Prayers of the Persecuted Around the World
    Monika Bulaj’s discovery that her grandmother’s Polish town was once home to a thriving Jewish community that perished in the Holocaust set her on a 30-year journey documenting religious persecution.
  4. The Truth and Fiction of Adam and Eve
    In a new cultural history of the origins and readings of the Genesis story, Stephen Greenblatt traces a long arc.
  5. In Indonesia, a Mosque and a Church Foster Friendship Amid Religious Tensions
    Christians and Muslims share a street and much more in Jakarta, setting an example of pluralism as fears of religious intolerance rise in the Muslim-majority nation.
  6. A Proposal for Islam
    Muslims should not be compelled to practice the religion in the way authorities define.
  7. Meet Pakistan’s Modern Middle Class
    The emerging populace loves to shop and sees Islamic values as the solution to the country’s problems.
  8. Two Pastors in Love, and Only God Knows
    Twanna Gause and Vanessa Brown, who met as choir girls nearly 30 years ago, were wed, much to the displeasure of Ms. Gause’s father, also a minister.
  9. Don’t Shun Conservative Professors
    Welcoming the stranger is one of the great moral traditions liberals have.
  10. Ex-Inmate Takes to Hong Kong’s Airwaves, and Prisoners Tune In
    Bruce Aitken, a convicted money launderer, sees his radio outreach to prisoners and their families as his “own personal penance.”
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