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The Sunday service was winding down, but before it ended, Bishop Ira Combs led the congregation of 300 at the Greater Bible Way Temple in prayer. The shootings that killed nine people in a Charleston church could not happen here, he reassured his flock.
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Fighters loyal to Islamic State have seized substantial territory in Afghanistan for the first time, witnesses and officials said, wresting areas in the east from rival Taliban insurgents in a new threat to stability.
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Will #Pope #Francis chew #coca leaves in #Bolivia ? ‘Wait and see,’ #Vatican says http://reut.rs/1GQ8nBd #catholic #visit #narcotic 
Pope Francis will decide for himself if he chews coca leaves in order to ward off altitude sickness when he lands next week at La Paz, Bolivia, the highest international airport in the world, the Vatican said on Tuesday.
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Mormon leaders are reaffirming their faith's belief that only heterosexual marriage is ordained by God, in a letter to be read to congregations this holiday weekend following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that legalized gay nuptials.
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Keep human #dignity at center of solution to #Greek #crisis, #Pope Francis urges leaders http://reut.rs/1elzo7Q #grexit #euro #eu #europe
Pope Francis urged Europe's leaders on Wednesday to make responsible decisions to resolve the Greek crisis, saying they had to keep human dignity at the center of the debate.
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California lawmakers voted on Thursday to substantially limit vaccine exemptions for school children in the most populous U.S. state, an initiative prompted by last year's measles outbreak at Disneyland that sickened more than 100 people.
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has built a career on attacking the elite, secularist tradition reviled by many of his pious supporters. In the heat of political battle, he has even accused secular opponents of allying with terrorists.
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Several thousand Catholics, Protestants, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews and Moslems marched through Rome to the Vatican on Sunday to demand action on climate change and thank Pope Francis for his encyclical on the environment.
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The U.S. Episcopal Church voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to let gay couples wed in the denomination's religious ceremonies, reinforcing its support for same-sex nuptials days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.
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A former bookkeeper at Auschwitz who is accused of assisting in the mass murder of at least 300,000 people told a German court on Wednesday he could only ask God to forgive him as he was not entitled to ask this of victims of the Holocaust.
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#Death threats for #Saudi #satire star who fights #Islamic State with laughs http://reut.rs/1SPZ0ZJ #isis #isil #daesh #selfie #humor
A Saudi TV star has earned death threats for deploying a new weapon against Islamic State: laughter.
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China on Friday warned organisers of the Glastonbury Festival that inviting exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to visit one of Europe's largest music festivals was tantamount to giving him a platform to engage in anti-China activities.
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Religion Editor
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    Religion Editor, present
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New York - Boston - Munich - London - Vienna - Geneva - Islamabad - Bangkok - Hong Kong - Bonn
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Religion Editor, Reuters
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My job as Religion Editor is to coordinate religion news coverage with our bureaus around the world. Based in Paris, I also run our FaithWorld blog and report mostly about Christianity and Islam in Europe and related moral issues such as bioethics. Since joining Reuters in 1977 in London, I've been a correspondent, bureau chief and editor in Vienna, Geneva, Islamabad, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Bonn and Paris. My book Unchained Eagle: Germany after the Wall was published in 2000. With religion becoming an increasingly important factor in the news, I launched the Religion Editor job in 2003.
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Book "Unchained Eagle: Germany after the Wall" 2000, European Religion Writer of the Year 2006, Templeton Cambridge Journalism Fellow in Science and Religion 2006, Coolidge Scholar of the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life (New York) 2008 & 2010, Religion Newswriters Association award for Online Religion Section of the Year, first place 2013 & third place 2014, lecturer in journalism at Sciences Po Paris 2007, 2010, 2011, in religion studies at St. John's University Paris campus 2011 and Council on International Educational Exchange Paris 2012, 2013, 2014.
Education
  • The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
    International Relations, 1973 - 1974
  • Fordham University
    German, 1969 - 1973
  • Georg-August University of Göttingen
    German, 1971 - 1972
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