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FLOTUS heads to Sikh shooting siteupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 09:24:00

The FLOTUS is headed to the site of the Sikh temple shooting, but some families are wondering what's taken so long.

First lady meets with victims, families of Sikh temple shootingupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 09:24:00

Michelle Obama met privately Thursday with victims and surviving family members of the mass shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple earlier this month.

Don't ignore lessons from Sikh temple massacreupdated: Tue Aug 21 2012 10:41:00

My 65-year-old father, Satwant Singh Kaleka, was shot five times, knife in hand, as he wrestled with a domestic terrorist in the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. The coward fled, leaving my father to pass away in a murmur of meditation.

Spate of attacks near Ramadan trouble U.S. Muslimsupdated: Sat Aug 18 2012 18:30:00

To mark the end of Islam's holiest month, Iftikhar Ali will head not to a mosque but to a convention center guarded by law enforcement officers.

President Obama, come to Oak Creekupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 15:29:00

Last Saturday morning, when media crews outside the Sikh gurdwara (house of worship) in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, packed up their trucks to chase the news of Mitt Romney's choice for vice president, Sikh Americans were left reflecting on six days of unprecedented national attention. After the shooting of six people in a Sikh gurdwara, a stream of national leaders, from the Rev. Jesse Jackson to Gov. Scott Walker, came to offer condolences and support. But there was one person missing.

Holder: Sikh temple shooting a hate crimeupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 15:29:00

Speaking at a memorial service, Attorney General Eric Holder harshly condemned the attack on a Sikh temple.

Dalai Lama silent on self-immolationsupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 06:14:00

The Dalai Lama refused to answer a question about monk self-immolations in protest of China's occupation of Tibet.

The politics of Tibetan self-immolations updated: Thu Aug 16 2012 06:14:00

Consider this. On December 17, 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi, a young Tunisian street vendor, set himself on fire and started a dramatic remaking of the political landscape. The striking of a match brought change not only in Tunisia, but also in Egypt and Libya, and even what is happening in Syria.

Evangelist Billy Graham leaves hospitalupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 06:26:00

Evangelist Billy Graham was released from the hospital Tuesday after a two-day stay and returned to his North Carolina home, Mission Hospital said.

Evangelist Billy Graham hospitalized in North Carolinaupdated: Sun Aug 12 2012 20:21:00

Evangelist Billy Graham was admitted to a hospital overnight for treatment of a pulmonary infection believed to be bronchitis, a North Carolina hospital and his evangelistic association said.

Why American Sikhs will surviveupdated: Sat Aug 11 2012 11:30:00

I do not have long hair; I have smoked occasionally; I am married to a gora (white guy) -- I'm a Sikh, but no poster child for the Sikh community. I am critical of the difference between words and actions in our religion's promised equality for women. But like most Sikhs I do still believe in one god, karma and reincarnation, and I find the poetry of our 10 gurus deeply inspiring.

Inside the Wisconsin templeupdated: Sat Aug 11 2012 11:30:00

Worshipers returned to the Sikh temple for the first time since the shooting - CNN's Ted Rowlands reports.

Inside the Oak Creek Sikh templeupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 11:31:00

CNN's Ted Rowlands takes an exclusive look inside the Wisconsin Sikh temple where several killings occurred.

FBI ends on-site probe at Sikh temple updated: Thu Aug 09 2012 13:26:00

The FBI has ended its on-scene investigation of the Sikh Temple shooting in suburban Milwaukee over the weekend, local police said on Thursday.

Sikh temple gunman was Army vetupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 05:33:00

The gunman who went on a shooting rampage at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin was an Army vet, CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.

Son: Temple president was patrioticupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 15:42:00

The Sikh temple president's son says his father displayed the American flag outside their home as a form of protection.

Sikhism respects all, even those who hateupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 15:42:00

Freedom. Equality. Both are cornerstones of our treasured American heritage as well as primary foundations of Sikhism. The South Asian faith preaches equality among races, genders, and classes and incorporates this teaching in all aspects of its practice.

Sikhs in India see teachable momentupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 07:50:00

Sikhs in India are angry and sad over the Wisconsin shooting but see a teachable moment. Mallika Kapur reports.

Sikhs react to the Wisconsin temple shootingupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 07:50:00

Sikhs and their supporters in the United States and India reacted with sorrow, disbelief and anger Sunday to news of a shooting at a temple in Wisconsin that left at least seven people, including the suspected gunman, dead. Here's some what they said:

Peaceful worship shattered in Sikh templeupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 07:48:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper recounts how the deadly shooting spree in a Wisconsin gurdwara unfolded.

Community attempts to cope after Wisconsin shooting deathsupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 07:48:00

Community members are coming together to seek emotional healing in the wake of Sunday's shooting spree that killed six people and wounded four at a religious service in a Milwaukee suburb.

Hate music part of Page's pastupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 22:30:00

The Southern Poverty Law Center says Wade Michael Page had been a part of the neo-Nazi music scene since 2000.

Wisconsin temple shooting victims: Putting others firstupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 16:20:00

Amardeep Kaleka was not surprised his father tried to stop a gunman at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

Temple shooting dredges up memories of long history of bias crimes against Sikhsupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 04:18:00

Immediately after the September 11, 2001, terrorist acts, Sikhs came under attack.

Terror, tragedy for tight-knit Sikh community after mass shootingupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 21:38:00

Women and children were busy inside the Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee, preparing for their traditional Sunday feast. Religious leaders gathered in the building's holy room, ahead of the hundreds set to arrive soon for the next service's 11:30 a.m. start.

Police: Temple shooter presumed deadupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 21:05:00

Police in Oak Creek, Wisconsin say at this time it doesn't appear there were multiple gunmen involved in the incident.

Gunman, six others dead at Wisconsin Sikh templeupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 21:05:00

The FBI will investigate Sunday's rampage at a Sikh temple in a Milwaukee suburb as a "domestic terrorist-type incident" that left at least six people and the gunman dead, the town's police chief said.

Islamists: Two stoned to death for committing adultery in Mali updated: Thu Aug 02 2012 20:57:00

Islamists in control of northern Mali said they forced a man and a woman into two holes and stoned them to death for committing adultery in the lawless region.

Al Qaeda threat rising in Maliupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 20:57:00

CNN's Erin Burnett discusses new concerns over the the threat of al Qaeda in the northern region of Mali.

'Bars for Ramadan' list sparks protest in Dubaiupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 07:48:00

An English-language magazine in Dubai has been accused of disrespecting Islam by recommending places to drink during Ramadan.

Romney strikes rare notes of faith in Aurora speechupdated: Sat Jul 21 2012 09:00:00

In a speech to a wounded nation, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney returned to his roots of faith in the face of a national tragedy.

Federal judge paves way for Tennessee mosque to open for Ramadanupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 20:03:00

A federal judge's ruling Wednesday cleared the way for a controversial mosque in Tennessee to open in time for the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Episcopal Church approves same-sex blessing serviceupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 19:59:00

Episcopal priests will be allowed to conduct services blessing same-sex relationships under a policy approved Tuesday at the church's national convention in Indianapolis.

Gay marriage stance costs pastor a flockupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 19:59:00

A minister's support for same-sex marriage costs him his congregation. CNN's David Mattingly reports.

Holmes and Cruise divorce falloutupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 05:29:00

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise reached a divorce settlement, and Showbiz Tonight examines what Holmes could gain.

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes 'amicably' settle divorce, attorney saysupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 05:29:00

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes "amicably settled" their divorce just two weeks after Holmes filed for it, an attorney told CNN Monday.

Mosaic in Israel shows biblical Samson updated: Wed Jul 04 2012 12:51:00

Archaeologists are reveling in the discovery of an ancient synagogue in northern Israel, a "monumental" structure with a mosaic floor depicting the biblical figure of Samson and a Hebrew inscription.

Rupert Murdoch calls Scientology 'very weird cult' on Twitterupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 19:17:00

Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter to lash out at the Church of Scientology and Tom Cruise following the announcement of the actor's divorce.

"TomKat" Splitupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 19:17:00

Dean Obeidallah and Randy Kessler talk to CNN's Don Lemon about Tom and Katie's split.

Top Egypt official resigns after clashesupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 21:13:00

Muslims and Christians alike say Egypt's generals have to go following clashes that left at least 25 dead on Sunday.

No verdict in Philadelphia priest sex abuse trial, source saysupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 16:25:00

A Philadelphia jury was unable to reach a verdict Wednesday on four of five charges in a landmark priest sex abuse case, according to a source familiar with the proceeding.

Husband, female friend indicted in killing of Muslim wife during Ramadan strollupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 19:11:00

A New Jersey grand jury handed down a 17-count indictment Thursday accusing a man and his female friend with shooting and killing the man's wife -- and also shooting the man himself, in what prosecutors say was an attempt to blame a murder on "terrorists."

Top U.S. archbishop linked to abusive priest payout planupdated: Thu May 31 2012 13:48:00

One of the most powerful Catholic Church leaders in America approved payments of $20,000 to get abusive priests to leave the church, abuse victims and the archdiocese in question said Thursday.

Vatican: Pope not resigning over alleged papers leakupdated: Thu May 31 2012 11:22:00

Pope Benedict XVI's spokesman has denied the pontiff will resign over the arrest of his butler on suspicion of leaking confidential documents, the Vatican press office said Thursday.

Vatican butler's arrestupdated: Thu May 31 2012 11:22:00

An investigation into the Pope's butler continues in a document leaking scandal. CNN's Brooke Baldwin reports.

No cardinal suspected of pope papers leak, Vatican insistsupdated: Mon May 28 2012 21:08:00

Pope Benedict XVI's spokesman denied Monday that a cardinal or a woman were being investigated alongside the pope's butler on suspicion of leaking confidential documents.

Crisis at the Vatican?updated: Mon May 28 2012 21:08:00

Some Vatican watchers are seeing a crisis of government at The Vatican. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.

Pope's butler arrested over Vatican documents leakupdated: Sat May 26 2012 09:56:00

Pope Benedict's butler has been arrested on suspicion of leaking confidential documents to an Italian journalist, the Vatican said Saturday.

Philadelphia priest: Not archdiocese's policy to tell police about abuse reportsupdated: Tue May 22 2012 20:11:00

A priest who assisted Monsignor William Lynn investigate clergy sex abuse claims testified Tuesday that it was not the archdiocese's policy to contact law enforcement or other victims of abuse.

Church lawyer: 'Somebody lied to me' about list of priests suspected of abuseupdated: Mon May 14 2012 20:54:00

A lawyer for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia testified Monday that church officials lied to him about the whereabouts of a hidden list of 35 priests suspected of sexually abusing children.

Fans line up to buy new iPadupdated: Mon May 14 2012 13:13:00

Thousands lined up across the world to be among the first to get the new iPad. CNN's Rick Vincent reports.

Calls for Irish Catholic chief to resignupdated: Fri May 04 2012 11:09:00

The head of the Catholic Church in Ireland faces calls to resign. Peter Taggart explains why.

The pope, political prisoners and Cubaupdated: Mon Apr 02 2012 22:34:00

Pope Benedict XVI visits Cuba following the Vatican-brokered release of political prisoners. Patrick Oppmann reports.

Cuba sets Good Friday as holiday after pope's requestupdated: Sat Mar 31 2012 22:11:00

Cuban President Raul Castro has granted Pope Benedict XVI's request to make Good Friday a holiday -- at least this year -- Cuban state media reported Saturday.

Pope Benedict XVI's Mass in Havanaupdated: Sat Mar 31 2012 22:11:00

CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports on Pope Benedict's Havana Mass and his meetings with the Castro brothers.

Warren Jeffs' appeal denied; another sect leader is convicted of bigamyupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 22:05:00

A Texas judge denied the appeal of fundamentalist sect leader Warren Jeffs on Thursday, the same day a jury considered testimony to determine how to sentence a key figure in his church after his own bigamy conviction.

Pope calls for greater freedoms in Cuba as he ends two-country tourupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 05:57:00

Greeted by throngs of Catholic worshipers from across the region, Pope Benedict XVI ended his two-country tour in Havana's Revolution Plaza with a reference to what he described as a need for "authentic freedom."

Pope calls for worshipers to remember 'essence' of Christmasupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 05:55:00

Pope Benedict XVI presided over Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, delivering a homily that focused on the "essence" of the holiday rather than the "commercial celebration" it has become.

Pope celebrates Christmas Eve Massupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 05:55:00

Pope Benedict XVI speaks about the need for peace in his Christmas Eve Mass.

Pope's Havana visit raises questions of whom he'll meetupdated: Tue Mar 27 2012 23:57:00

Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Havana on Tuesday amid speculation over whether he will meet with the island's former president, Fidel Castro, and how far he'll press the country for greater political and religious freedoms.

Catholics greet pope in Mexicoupdated: Tue Mar 27 2012 05:47:00

Thousands of Catholics greet Pope Benedict XVI in an open air Mass in central Mexico.

Cubans return home ahead of pope's visitupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 20:40:00

Cubans return home to emotional homecomings ahead of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Cuba. CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports.

Pope dons Mexican sombreroupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 06:59:00

CNN's Rafael Romo says Pope Benedict XVI wearing a sombrero holds significant symbolism for the Mexican people.

Philadelphia priest trial refocuses abuse scandalupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 01:44:00

Opening statements are scheduled for Monday in Philadelphia in the first case in which an official of a Roman Catholic archdiocese has been accused of protecting abusive priests by moving them from parish to parish.

Philadelphia priest abuse trial to draw plenty of attentionupdated: Sun Mar 25 2012 18:40:00

Opening arguments are scheduled for Monday in Philadelphia in the first case in which an official of a Roman Catholic archdiocese has been accused of protecting abusive priests by moving them from parish to parish.

New book accuses Vatican of hiding cases of sexual abuse of minorsupdated: Sun Mar 25 2012 06:23:00

On the same day Pope Benedict addressed and blessed a group of 1,800 children in Guanajuato, Mexico, three Mexican authors released a book accusing the Vatican of hiding or ignoring cases of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests.

Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Mexicoupdated: Sat Mar 24 2012 15:41:00

Pope Benedict XVI begins a Latin American tour in historical Guanajuato, Mexico. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Mexico spends millions to greet popeupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 17:32:00

The Mexican government is spending millions of dollars to welcome the pope. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Mexico spends millions to greet popeupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 17:32:00

It has been a project of celestial proportions, but it's finally ready. Construction workers have labored nonstop for months.

How GOP got Catholicizedupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 13:12:00

There was a time when the Republican Party was strictly for White Anglo Saxon Protestants. It was an alliance between Country Club Episcopalians and twice born followers of the Old Time Gospel, all firmly opposed to mass Catholic immigration from Europe. The nativism of the GOP drove Catholics into the welcoming arms of Al Smith, Jack Kennedy, Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Party.

Pope's visit overshadowed by predecessor's legacy in Mexicoupdated: Thu Mar 22 2012 12:43:00

It was an exciting day for Laura Dominguez and her 11-year-old daughter Paulina.

Pope overshadowed by predecessorupdated: Thu Mar 22 2012 12:43:00

A papal visit to Mexico is likely to be overshadowed by the previous pope. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Egypt's Coptic Pope Shenouda III laid to restupdated: Wed Mar 21 2012 01:13:00

Thousands of people flooded into Cairo's Abbasiya Cathedral Tuesday to say a final farewell to Pope Shenouda III, the spiritual leader of Egypt's Coptic Christians for more than four decades.

Egypt's Coptic Pope laid to restupdated: Wed Mar 21 2012 01:13:00

Mourners pay their respects at the funeral of Coptic Pope Shenouda III who died on Saturday. CNN's Ian Lee reports.

Concerns, security heightened at synagogues in wake of France shootingupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 03:17:00

Thousands of miles from a bloody shooting in southern France, Jewish and municipal leaders voiced concerns and vowed to bolster protections for schools, neighborhoods and synagogues while noting they have no indication any fresh, faraway attacks are imminent.

Cuban authorities release 'Ladies in White' marchers, dissident saysupdated: Mon Mar 19 2012 12:01:00

Cuban authorities have released dozens of members of the "Ladies in White" group after detaining them, a dissident said Monday.

Overcrowding at Coptic pope's viewing leads to 3 deaths, dozens of injuriesupdated: Mon Mar 19 2012 00:48:00

Overcrowding inside a cathedral where Coptic Christians had gathered to pay last respects to their pope caused a stampede that left three people dead and more than 50 injured, a health official said.

Egypt's Coptic pope dies at 88updated: Sat Mar 17 2012 18:37:00

Coptic Pope Shenouda III, the spiritual leader of Egypt's Coptic Christian community for nearly four decades, died Saturday, according to the head of the Egyptian General Coptic Association. He was 88.

Head of Anglican church to step downupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 10:26:00

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, head of the 85 million-member worldwide Anglican Communion, announced Friday he will step down from his post at the end of the year.

Mugabe, Archbishop of Canterbury meetupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 10:26:00

The Archbishop of Canterbury appeals to President Mugabe to end the persecution of Anglicans. Nkepile Mabuse reports.

CNN Reporter moves to Cubaupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 09:23:00

CNN's Patrick Oppmann moves from Seattle to Havana, Cuba.

Cuban dissidents removed from churchupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 09:23:00

Thirteen Cubans who occupied a church in Havana in the hopes of meeting with the pope instead were escorted from the building late Thursday by police, the Havana Archdiocese said.

Why evangelicals love Santorum, hated JFKupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 09:15:00

Sen. Rick Santorum, who is campaigning to become America's second Catholic president, disagrees from the bottom of his gut with the first Catholic to hold the office.

Philly priest sex abuse case cover-up?updated: Mon Feb 27 2012 13:53:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti reports on a memo that says a Philadephia cardinal ordered a priest sex abuse file shredded.

Judge rejects dismissal in child sex cover-up case against clericupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 13:53:00

A judge on Monday rejected a motion to dismiss charges against a Philadelphia archdiocese official accused of covering up evidence of suspected sexual abuse of children.

Santorum wants to impose 'Judeo-Christian Sharia'updated: Wed Feb 22 2012 12:12:00

There are two Rick Santorums: The first one I might not agree with, but the second one truly scares me.

Poll: Men, evangelicals boost Santorum updated: Wed Feb 22 2012 06:05:00

A poll released Wednesday showed Rick Santorum maintaining his lead nationwide among likely Republican voters, topping his closest rival Mitt Romney by a margin of nine percentage points.

Pope appoints 22 new cardinalsupdated: Sat Feb 18 2012 07:59:00

Pope Benedict appointed 22 new cardinals at the Vatican on Saturday, with his choices for the lofty role likely to influence who will be appointed as the next pontiff.

Vatican official defends Pope Benedict in sex abuse scandalupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 19:14:00

A top Roman Catholic official opened a conference on protecting children from sexual abuse Monday by defending Pope Benedict XVI, arguing that he deserved thanks for his efforts.

Bishop Eddie Long's Torah controversyupdated: Sun Feb 05 2012 19:42:00

CNN's Susan Hendricks interviews Brent Strawn, who teaches about the Old Testament at Candler School of Theology.

Bishop Eddie Long apologizes to Jewish group after Torah ceremonyupdated: Sun Feb 05 2012 19:42:00

Bishop Eddie Long has apologized to the Anti-Defamation League over an incident in which he was wrapped in a Torah scroll and crowned "king."

Catholics upset with contraception rulesupdated: Sat Feb 04 2012 11:05:00

The Catholic church is outraged at new contraception rules. CNN's Brianna Keilar has more.

Bishops don't speak for most Catholics on contraceptionupdated: Sat Feb 04 2012 11:05:00

Recently, the chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Religious Liberty argued that the Obama administration's requirement that most health insurance plans cover contraception goes against "the mandate of Jesus Christ."

Muslim groups: 'Third Jihad' should cost NYC commissioner his jobupdated: Thu Jan 26 2012 23:29:00

Two prominent Muslim civil liberties groups called for Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to resign on Thursday because of his participation in a film that they say paints all Muslims as terrorists.

Federal court blocks Oklahoma ban on Shariaupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 16:55:00

A federal appeals court has blocked an Oklahoma voter-approved measure barring state judges from considering Islamic and international law in their decisions.

Follower says he was expelled from FLDS for violating Warren Jeffs' sex banupdated: Sat Dec 31 2011 04:36:00

A long-time follower of a jailed polygamist sect leader says he has been ex-communicated after admitting to having sex with his wife -- a violation of an order that Warren Jeffs apparently issued from behind bars.

Russian court rejects petition to ban Hindu scriptureupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 10:13:00

A Russian court has rejected a petition that sought to ban a Russian translation of the Bhagavad Gita, one of Hinduism's most important texts.

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