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- America’s Evangelical Mecca – Colorado Springs has been dubbed this nation’s Christian Mecca because of the profusion of Evangelical Christian groups headquartered there—including Focus on the Family, a large, conservative and politically active ministry. But as Saul Gonzalez reports, Focus on the Family, for one, is re-thinking how deeply it should be involved in politics, and whether it needs to start building bridges to those with whom it disagrees.
- NYC Religions – New York has been called the most secular city in America, but a project called “A Journey Through NYC Religions” is attempting to disprove that. The group is documenting every religious site in the five boroughs, street by street, alleyway by alleyway. Since 2010, they’ve visited nearly 6,500 houses of worship. Kim Lawton talks with project founder Tony Carnes and follows along on their journey.
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