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(RNS) A young boy prays alongside Muslim men at an Eid al-Fitr observance at the U.S. Embassy to Indonesia in Jakarta. For use with RNS-EID-SCHOOLS, transmitted Feb. 18, 2014. Photo courtesy U.S. Embassy to Indonesia.
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(RNS) Protestors gathered in New Delhi to demand equal affirmative action for Christian and Muslim Dalits, or "untouchables" before police used water canons and canes to disburse the crowd. Photo by John Dayal.
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Hip-Hop artists Brother Ali, Quadir Lateef join volunteers and guests during prayer outside THEAARC at Community Cafe: Reach Beyond in Washington, D.C.  RNS photo by Antar Hanif.
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Rami Nashashibi founded IMAN in 1997 with a group of friends eager to convince Muslim suburbanites that not only could they transform Chicago’s worst neighborhoods, their faith demanded they try.   RNS photo by Monique Parsons.
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Ever since she was a little girl, Savannah Uqdah longed to pose for pictures and strut down a runway with flashbulbs bursting. But as an observant Muslim who didn't want to violate Islam’s tenets on modesty, the aspiring model assumed that designers wouldn't hire someone who was unwilling to show some skin.
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Muslim cabbie sues for right to wear religious garb

ST. LOUIS (RNS) A Muslim taxicab driver is suing the city of St. Louis, the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission and a private security company, saying he has been harassed and arrested because he insists on wearing religious garb. By Denise Hollinshed.
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Jews and Muslims applaud German vote to protect circumcision

(RNS) Jews and Muslims in Germany are relieved that a tumultuous political controversy over circumcision in Germany has ended with passage of a law that allows the practice for religious reasons. By Lauren Markoe. 
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Parliament bars Church of England from hosting gay weddings

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The British government unveiled a proposal on Tuesday (Dec. 11) that excludes the Church of England and the Church in Wales from planned legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry in churches. By Trevor Grundy.
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Christianity in Britain losing ground to Islam, secularism

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) New figures from the 2011 National Census show that the number of people who identify as Christians in England and Wales has fallen by 4 million over the last 10 years, from 37.3 million to 33 million last year. By Trevor Grundy.
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Episcopalians under fire for hosting Muslim convention

PASADENA, Calif. (RNS) Leaders of a flagship progressive Episcopal church are defending themselves against charges of sympathy for terrorists in their decision to host the annual Muslim Public Affairs Council convention. By Megan Sweas.
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