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French imams build bridges in Jerusalem

A group of French imams are paying a trip to Jerusalem in a bid to dispel the idea that Muslims in France are anti-Semitic. It comes eight months after a French Muslim, Mohamed Merah, killed a rabbi and three Jewish children in the city of Toulouse. At the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial centre and museum, the imams denounced killing in the name of religion.

By Gallagher Fenwick

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2014-08-19 military

Israel's minorities and military service

We look at how Israel's religious minorities feel about military service. At the end of last month - three weeks after the latest conflict with militants in Gaza started - Israel...

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2014-08-18 religion

South Korea: The Catholic Church's Asian Tiger

We head to South Korea, where Pope Francis has just wrapped up a five-day visit. A pope hadn't set foot in the country for a quarter of a century. Yet Catholicism is thriving in...

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2014-08-15 Thailand

Buddhism: Growing number of Westerners seek out spiritual retreat

Buddhism, which originated some 2,500 years ago in South Asia, is attracting more followers every day. Now even a growing number of Westerners are giving up their worldly...

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2014-08-14 Ebola

Liberia struggles to cope with Ebola epidemic

In West Africa, the Ebola virus has killed more than 1,000 people across four countries, with Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone worst hit. The Liberian government has accepted...

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2014-08-13 children

French summer camp aims to heal young victims of terror attacks

In the French countryside, a group of teenagers and young adults take part in a special kind of summer camp. The participants come from around the world but all have one thing in...

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