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Iran begins trial for U.S. pastor held since September

On Monday, American Saeed Abedini appeared in an Iranian court. The Christian pastor gave the judge a written statement and was questioned by prosecutors and his defense lawyer, whom he only met Monday. But apparently that is not the end of the legal proceedings, according to his wife and lawyers who are assisting her with [...]

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Sikhs tout equality, service to others

By Steve Almasy, CNN (CNN)–Sikhism, the world's fifth most popular religion, is a monotheistic faith that believes in equality and service to others, Sikh officials say. "Everyone is the same," says Raghunandan Johar, president of the Guru Nanak Mission of Atlanta. "There is no distinction, no caste system." Navdeep Singh, a policy adviser to the [...]

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Jeremy Lin emerges as emblem of burgeoning Asian-American Christianity

By Steve Almasy, CNN (CNN) – When Jeremy Lin was a sophomore at Harvard, he was struggling emotionally. A good guard on an awful basketball team – the Crimson finished the season with an 8-22 record – he needed something more than hoops. Lin, who had been baptized into an evangelical Chinese church near San [...]

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‘Tebowing’ prayer stirs debate, but quarterback is OK with it

By Steve Almasy, CNN (CNN) – Tim Tebow is used to being a lightning rod. While he was the quarterback at the University of Florida, he drew a lot of attention. And we mean a lot. He won the Heisman Trophy (the only sophomore to ever win the award), and his team won two NCAA football [...]

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Vera Farmiga’s directorial debut a story of struggles, tested faith

By Steve Almasy, CNN (CNN) – Actress Vera Farmiga can empathize with the fears and doubts of Corinne Walker, the character she plays in her new film, “Higher Ground.” Corinne is a Christian who's struggling to hang on to her faith. Farmiga's fears and doubts, meanwhile, were born of making her directorial debut with the movie, which opens [...]

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