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  1. Campers Receive a Hands-On Lesson in the Tradition of Kosher Slaughter

    The campers of Yagilu Wilderness, an Orthodox Jewish summer camp in northeast Pennsylvania, killed quails, partridges and ducks to prepare for kosher meals.
  2. Pope Francis Says World Is at War, but It’s Not a Religious Conflict

    As he began his first official visit to Poland, Pope Francis he challenged Central and Eastern Europe to soften their resistance to migrants seeking refuge.
  3. أحد رجال 'الهيئة' يعبر عن شكوكه... ويدفع الثمن غاليًا

    An Arabic language translation of an article about a longtime morals enforcer in Saudi Arabia who began to question the rules of the hyper-conservative strain of Islam practiced in the kingdom.
  4. Tibetan Groups Upset Over China’s Demolition Work at Buddhist Institute

    The bulldozing of many of the monastic homes at the institute is another attempt by China to shape Tibetan culture and religious life, Tibetan advocacy groups say.
  5. 2 Weeks, 8 Terror Attacks, 247 Victims: How We Learned Their Stories

    At first we set out to cover the month of March. But the attacks kept coming, so we scaled back, for fear of being overwhelmed.
  6. France and National Identity

    A political scientist writes that France is “hardly exceptional” in enforcing values of national identity.
  7. Jacques Hamel, 85, a Beloved French Priest, Killed in His Church

    The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the knife attack on Father Hamel as he was celebrating Mass.
  8. ISIS Says Its ‘Soldiers’ Attacked Church in France, Killing Priest

    President François Hollande said that the Islamic State was behind the assault, the latest in a series that has left Europe stunned, fearful and angry.
  9. Pope Francis Will Encounter a Socially Conservative Church in Poland

    The more tolerant and inclusive language of the pope, visiting for World Youth Day, is sometimes at odds with the way the faith is taught and understood in Poland.
  10. France’s Permanent Emergency State

    A stricter state of emergency will not improve counterterrorism efforts.