People who fled from their homes after recent ethnic violence take refuge at a camp for displaced people in Bunia, eastern Congo, on Feb. 17, 2018. Ethnic violence in Congo's northeast has forced more than 32,000 to flee to Bunia, where humanitarian assistance is strained and the suffering are eager for improved conditions. (AP Photo/Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro)
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Roman Catholic priests in eastern Congo are vowing to continue their work in parishes, schools and clinics after the murder of one of their brethren this week in the largely lawless region.
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The pastor’s release came a day after Canadian officials confirmed that a delegation had traveled to North Korea to discuss his imprisonment.
Chaldean-Americans protest on June 12 outside Mother of God Chaldean Catholic Church in Southfield, Mich., after dozens of Chaldean Christians were arrested by federal immigration officials over the weekend of June 10 and 11 in the Detroit metropolitan area. (CNS photo/Rebecca Cook, Reuters) 
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Some Chaldeans and their supporters are wondering why more Christian Americans—their co-religionists—are not speaking out against the impending deportation of hundreds of them from the U.S. to Iraq.
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"We will end the discrimination against people of faith. Our government will once again celebrate and protect religious freedom," Trump, a Presbyterian not known to be particularly religious, told more than 1,000 people in a hotel ballroom across town from the hearing.
President Donald Trump waves before delivering keynote address at Liberty University's commencement in Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S., on May 13, 2017. Photo courtesy REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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Trump, who received an honorary law degree at Liberty’s commencement, said he was making good on his promises.
Bill McKibben, author and activist, in 2009. Photo courtesy of Nancie Battaglia
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Even fans of McKibben may not know that the founder of the 350.org environmental nonprofit is also a religious man.
Stacks of booklets distributed by Jehovah’s Witnesses are seen during the court session on Dec. 16, 2010, in the Siberian town of Gorno-Altaysk, Russia. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Alexandr Tyryshkin
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Most recently, Russia banned Jehovah’s Witnesses, labeling them “extremist” and ordering the state to seize their properties.
A Shiite woman calms her crying child as she waits with other Shiite Muslims from south Asia to greet their spiritual leader in Cairo, Egypt, on June 12, 2010. (Photo courtesy of Reuters/Asmaa Waguih)
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A new Pew study found that due to higher fertility rates and a relatively young population, the share of Muslim babies being born is growing while the Christian share is declining.
Aerial shot of the Valley of the Gods in Bears Ears National Monument. (Photo courtesy of Creative Commons/Bureau of Land Management)
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A tribal coalition, which considers many sites within Bears Ears sacred, fears the Trump administration will take the unprecedented step of stripping a national monument of its designation, and leave their ancestral lands vulnerable.
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“The survey finds deep religious divisions in Israeli society, not only between Jews and Arabs, but also among Jews.”