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  1. Pray With The Pope, From Your iPhone
    The pope brought a tablet to his usual Sunday address, as he announced the ClickToPray app for communal prayer around the world, with a call for young Catholics to engage.
  2. Welcome To The World's Largest Gathering Of Humans
    It's India's Kumbh Mela festival, which is expected to draw a record 15 million pilgrims this year, all looking to take a dip in the sacred Ganges and Yamuna rivers.
  3. 'The Forward,' Storied Jewish Paper, Shutters Print Edition After 121 Years
    The newspaper, founded in 1897, says it is shifting the focus of its Yiddish and English content to digital — and laying off nearly 30 percent of its staff in the process.
  4. Özlem Cekic: How Can Kindness Disarm Hate?
    After being elected to the Danish parliament, Özlem Cekic—a Muslim immigrant to Denmark—began receiving hate mail. To counter it, she did the unexpected: she met her harrassers face to face.
  5. 'McJesus' Sculpture To Be Pulled From Israeli Museum After Violent Protests
    Jani Leinonen's artwork, which depicts Ronald McDonald slumped on the cross, drew the ire of local Christians. Now, the piece is getting taken down — just as the artist himself had requested.
  6. U.S. Evangelicals Push Back Against Trump's Syria Pullout Plan
    Christian leaders in the U.S. fear President Trump's decision to pull out of Syria will leave Christian minorities in the region vulnerable to attack.
  7. Millions Of Hindus Gather For Traditional Dip In Holy River
    The world's biggest gathering of human beings, Kumbh Mela, starts Tuesday in India. Pilgrims dip in sacred waters at the confluence of 3 rivers. Up to 120 million people are expected through March.
  8. 'Muhammad: Forty Introductions' Isn't Setting Out To Satisfy
    Michael Muhammad Knight's new book on the religious figure is designed to seduce, educate, and irritate its audience into curiosity about Islam and Muhammad — and on all three fronts it succeeds.
  9. After 24 Years, Scholar Completes 3,000-Page Translation Of The Hebrew Bible
    Literary scholar Robert Alter says he didn't think the existing English translations of the Bible did justice to the original Hebrew. So he spent nearly a quarter century writing his own — by hand.
  10. 2nd Judge Blocks Trump Birth Control Policy Across The Country
    Monday's ruling follows a more limited one by another judge on Sunday. The policy makes good on Trump's promise to peel back the requirement that employers offer contraception coverage at no cost.
  11. Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber Gets 'Shameless' About Sex
    Bolz-Weber's new book pulls from her own experiences, stories told by her parishioners and the Bible itself for an examination of the way conservative Christian ideas about sex affect our lives.
  12. Texas Chapel In Path Of Trump's Proposed Border Wall
    NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Father Roy Snipes, whose chapel sits on the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas. The chapel may lose their land if President Trump's border wall plans move forward.
  13. Opinion: The Strange Silence Over China's Muslim Crackdown
    NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the world's inattention to China's crackdown on Uighurs, Kazakhs and other Chinese Muslims.
  14. Gospel And Black Church Communities Grapple With The Allegations Against R. Kelly
    Despite allegations of sexual abuse, the musician still has defenders in the gospel music industry. NPR's Scott Simon talks with writer Candice Benbow, who says it's time for leaders to speak up.
  15. Last Known WWII Nazi Living In U.S., Deported To Germany Last Year, Is Dead at 95
    The United States stripped Jakiw Palij of his citizenship in 2003, but it was difficult finding a country to take him. He was never charged for his involvement in the Holocaust.
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