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Agime Sogojeva (second from right), a professor of Islamic studies, holds a class inside the Haxhi Veseli mosque in the northern Kosovo town of Mitrovica on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. AP Photo by Visar Kryeziu

Need to know: Monday, November 26, 2018

Muslim preachers help Kosovo women learn, win their rights

There's a widespread tradition that it's better for women to pray at home than in the mosque. In Kosovo, an old Ottoman-era tradition is bucking that trend.

Pope taps experts, US cardinal to help prep for abuse summit

Notably absent from the lineup announced Friday was Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley, who heads the pope's sex abuse advisory commission.

US missionary killed by ‘world’s most isolated’ tribe

A Christian missions agency confirmed John Allen Chau traveled to North Sentinel Island after years of study and training to evangelize its small indigenous population even though contact is prohibited.

‘Fixer Upper’ stars Chip and Joanna Gaines to host church for the homeless  

Magnolia Market, a tourist destination owned by reality TV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, will host Church Under the Bridge, displaced by a road project.

After synagogue shooting, fresh thoughts on giving thanks

How do you summon thankfulness in a family, in a community, when the wounds are so fresh and the grief so hard to bear?

After the Pittsburgh shootings, a Thanksgiving pilgrimage to the Texas border

Rabbi Josh Whinston from Ann Arbor, Mich., led his people to the desert in El Paso to help asylum seekers from Central America.

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Tens of thousands in India demand rebuilding of Hindu temple

Tens of thousands of Hindus gathered in northern India on Sunday renewing calls to build a Hindu temple on a site where a 16th century mosque was attacked and demolished by Hindu hard-liners in 1992.

Global Catholic nuns urge reporting of sex abuse to police

The International Union of Superiors General, which represents more than 500,000 sisters worldwide, vowed to help nuns who have been abused to find the courage to report it, and pledged to help victims heal and seek justice.

African clergy press pharmaceutical companies to close gap on child-HIV drugs

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — The call came on Universal Children’s Day, established by the United Nations in 1954 to promote international awareness of children's issues worldwide and improve their welfare.

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On Christ the King Sunday, Christians pledge allegiance to the Prince of Peace

Christ the King Sunday reminds Christians that their hope lies in God's kingdom, not earthly power, writes Jacob Lupfer.

What does having a meal mean for our souls?

It is around the table that we learn that we are loved and accepted, but this weekend is a good time to remember that for many around the world, mealtime is not a reality, writes Andrew Greer.

Advice to Christians on dealing with family at Thanksgiving

The family holiday table is no place to separate the wheat from the weeds, writes Russell Moore.

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