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· None of the Above - Religious Implications – In this concluding segment of a three-part miniseries, Deborah Potter looks at how the rapidly growing numbers of the religiously unaffiliated could affect churches and the roles of pastors. These so-called “nones” now make up nearly 20 percent of adult Americans.
· Joni Eareckson Tada: Breast Cancer Update – In 2010, when managing editor Kim Lawton interviewed Joni Eareckson Tada, the popular evangelical author and speaker had just been diagnosed with breast cancer. This Breast Cancer Awareness month, Lawton talks with Tada, one of the longest surviving quadriplegics on record, about her two-year-long battle with the disease and how it has affected her marriage and her faith.
· Belief and Practice: The Hajj - At the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia children are led through a mock Hajj, performing the various rituals associated with the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Imam Johari Abdul-Malik explains the journey to Mecca which is one of the five pillars of Islam that Muslims are called upon to perform at least once in their lifetime if they are physically and financially able to do so.
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