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Amid growing tension, Muslim convention aims to dispel 'destructive myths' about Islam

Amid a presidential campaign season that has seen increased anti-Muslim rhetoric, and in the wake of Islamic State-inspired attacks in California and abroad, a national Muslim-American organization is bringing its annual convention to Baltimore this weekend. It expects to draw tens of thousands for programs aimed at "dispelling destructive myths about the Islamic faith and about Muslim Americans."

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Methodists avoid schism over LGBTQ stance – for now

In a giant convention center in the far northwest corner of the country last week, thousands of people representing millions of members gathered for discussion and debate that at times was so impassioned it threatened to rip their nearly half-century-old organization apart.

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God Squad: An encouraging presence in a friend’s life far outweighs attempts to explain the unknown

Q: I have a dear friend (L). We are both volunteers at a soup kitchen and have worked together for over 10 years. She has no faith, although she was born Jewish and she does not believe in an afterlife. L cannot imagine never seeing her family, or her grandchildren again. I attempted to tell her about my belief in the afterlife, but she was not convinced. L has recently been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment. Do you have any suggestions as to how I can help her? – A from Locust Valley, N.Y.

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The Rev. Val Rosenquist and retired Bishop Melvin Talbert defied the United Methodist Church's ban on same-sex marriage by performing a wedding at Charlotte's First United Methodist. They married John Romano and Jim Wilborne.
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