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Cardinal Roger M. Mahony of Los Angeles stands outside St. Joseph's Church in New York following an ecumenical prayer service presided over by Pope Benedict XVI in 2008.
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Sultans of Satire aims to bridge gaps with Muslims, Arabs through comedy

LOS ANGELES (RNS) The Sultans of Satire stand-up comedy show aims to challenge stereotypes and sensitivities about Muslims and Arabs while bringing people together through a few laughs -- even though much of the material couldn't be printed by a family-friendly newspaper. By Megan Sweas.
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Khadija Anderson, a Muslim convert in Los Angeles, performs a Butoh dance in 2008.
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Khadija Anderson, a Muslim convert in Los Angeles, performs a Butoh dance in 2008.
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Is homeless crackdown a sign of compassion fatigue?

(RNS) A growing number of ordinances are pitting city officials against homeless advocates. City leaders say they want to improve the lives of homeless people and ensure public safety, while supporters of the homeless argue that such regulations criminalize homelessness. By Yamiche Alcindor.
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LAPD modifies surveillance program of Muslims

LOS ANGELES (RNS) Muslim leaders have worked with the Los Angeles Police Department to modify its new surveillance program on suspicious activities, following recent disclosure that the New York Police Department had been spying on local Muslims. By David Finnigan.
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