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Muslim stereotyping in pop culture is worse than ever

Jack Shaheen, the son of Lebanese Christian immigrants, began his groundbreaking research into how Arabs and Muslims are demonized in American pop culture in the 1970s. In the years since, he hasn’t found much to praise in the evolution of mass media’s treatment of fictional characters.

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Standing Rock begins re-entry program for ex-prisoners

A cultural and spiritual program meant to lower recidivism rates at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation by partnering successfully reintegrated ex-convicts with recently released offenders kicked off Friday on the community that straddles the North Dakota and South Dakota border.

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God Squad: Be well-versed in your religious roots before exploring optional paths

Q: I have been raised Catholic like my whole family, but a few years ago I started going to a Christian church. In the beginning I thought I was doing something wrong but now I don’t believe so. I don’t understand. If there is one God why are there so many religions? Is there a difference between being Catholic and Christian? I find myself loving going to church and I feel so inspired. – M

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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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