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November 23rd, 2011
05:08 AM ET

Belief Blog's Morning Speed Read for Wednesday, November 23

Here's the Belief Blog’s morning rundown of the top faith-angle stories from around the United States and around the world. Click the headlines for the full stories.

By Dan Merica, CNN

From the Blog:

CNN: Santorum endorses profiling Muslims
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum said at Tuesday's CNN National Security Debate that he would improve airport security by profiling, particularly Muslims and young men.

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- Dan Merica

Filed under: Uncategorized

In season of giving thanks, signs that gratitude is back
New academic research suggests that expressing gratitude has positive personal and social effects.
November 23rd, 2011
05:00 AM ET

In season of giving thanks, signs that gratitude is back

By Ansley Roan, Special to CNN

A mother in Missouri updates her Facebook status with something she’s grateful for each day. A doctor in Boston makes a gratitude list before bed. A priest in New York ends his day with thanks and reflection.

They have never met. Their lives are very different. But all of them are grateful.

Rhianna Mathias posts her gratitude status updates in part because she’s now a mother after a struggle with infertility. Dr. Aditi Nerurkar keeps a gratitude journal because it helps her de-stress. The Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest, ends his days with an exercise called the examination of conscience, which begins with gratitude.

How to raise a grateful child

Their choice to focus on gratitude and their different reasons for doing so suggest new popularity for an ancient sentiment.

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- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Spirituality • Thanksgiving

Santorum endorses profiling Muslims, council asks for repudiation
November 23rd, 2011
02:51 AM ET

Santorum endorses profiling Muslims, council asks for repudiation

By Dan Merica, CNN

(CNN) – Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum said at Tuesday's CNN National Security Debate that he would improve airport security by profiling, particularly Muslims and young men.

"Obviously Muslims would be someone you'd look at, absolutely," Santorum said. "Those are the folks who ... the radical Muslims are the people that are committing these crimes by and large, as well as younger males."

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- Dan Merica

Filed under: Islam • Muslim • Politics • Rick Santorum

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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 with contributions from Eric Marrapodi and CNN's worldwide news gathering team.

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