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May 28th, 2010
03:40 PM ET

A different kind of Jesus fish

Christian Charity Operation Blessing made a big splash in New Orleans after a Hurricane Katrina by stocking stagnant swimming pools with gambusia fish, a tiny minnow that gobbles up mosquito larva. Now the group is bringing the fish to Haiti to help prevent disease there.

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- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Christianity • Evangelical • Faith Now

May 28th, 2010
03:00 PM ET

Cool homes: Live in a converted church

This repurposed Methodist church in Dallas has been impeccably transformed into a massive and beautiful single-family home. Like most churches it features soaring ceilings, stained-glass windows and expansive public spaces.

People love old churches used as homes, according to John Whiteside, the real estate agent showing this house. "De-sanctified churches are the No. 1 type of building converted to residential use," he said.

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- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Culture & Science • Houses of worship

May 28th, 2010
12:10 PM ET

Outrage over plan to build mosque near Ground Zero

HLN's Joy Behar and panel - Atlas Shrugs' Pamela Geller, Huffington Post's Roy Sekoff and American Society for Muslim Advancement's Daisy Khan - recently debated a proposal for a Muslim center to be built near where the World Trade Center once stood. Watch the video below and join the conversation at Joy's blog.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: 'Ground zero mosque' • Faith Now • Islam

May 28th, 2010
12:02 PM ET

Lahore attacks target minority houses of worship

The death toll from Friday's attacks on a religious minority in Lahore has risen to 98, officials said Saturday.

The strikes with bombs and firearms took place at two mosques in Lahore belonging to the Ahmadi religious group, police and rescue officials said.

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- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Faith Now • Houses of worship • Islam

May 28th, 2010
11:22 AM ET

Archbishop of Canterbury slaps Episcopal Church for openly gay bishops

Rifts within the Anglican Communion could widen after the archbishop of Canterbury, who has condemned the consecration of openly gay bishops, urged a diminished role Friday for the Episcopal Church.

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- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Anglican • Christianity • Culture wars • Episcopal • Gay rights

May 28th, 2010
10:58 AM ET

MercyMe inspired by trip to Dominican Republic

The members of MercyMe visit a slum in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

I was interviewing Bart Millard of MercyMe for a story about the Generous Mr. Lovewell when he told me about a visit to a poor area in the Dominican Republic in 2009 that helped inspire the new album.

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- Producer/Writer

Filed under: Christianity • Music • Uncategorized

Christians separating from the secular
May 28th, 2010
10:04 AM ET

Unplugged Christians living off the grid

To look upon the beauty of Oregon is to understand what people mean when they say this is God's country, and that's exactly why Brother Gregory lives here.

He is part of a wider movement of conservative Christians who are choosing to live their lives on the edge of society, unplugged from civilization as much as they can, living under basic biblical principles.

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- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Abortion • Christianity • Culture & Science • Culture wars • Gay rights

May 28th, 2010
10:01 AM ET

Open letter to pope urges end to celibacy

Women have urged the pope to revisit what they describe as a man-made law.

About a dozen Italian women have posted an open letter to the pope on the internet in which they claim to have had intimate relationships with priests and urge the church to abolish celibacy for Catholic clergy.

The letter was posted on an Italian online forum in March but was not picked up in the media until Global Post, an international news website, reported on it this week.

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- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Catholic Church • Faith Now

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The CNN Belief Blog covers the faith angles of the day's biggest stories, from breaking news to politics to entertainment, fostering a global conversation about the role of religion and belief in readers' lives. It's edited by CNN's Daniel Burke and Eric Marrapodi with daily contributions from CNN's worldwide newsgathering team.

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