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Houses Of Worship Struggle To Balance Security And Belief In Wake Of Violence

Violence at houses of worship in recent years has congregational leaders adding security. But the move is sometimes at odds with their beliefs and their missions to the communities they serve.

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How COVID-19 Kills: The New Coronavirus Disease Can Take A Deadly Turn

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Houses Of Worship Struggle To Balance Security And Belief In Wake Of Violence

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Tania León speaks at the premiere of her piece "Stride," one of 19 pieces composed by women that the New York Philharmonic commissioned to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Chris Lee/Courtesy New York Philharmonic hide caption

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19th Amendment, 19 Women: NY Philharmonic's 2020 Program Celebrates Suffragists

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Tread Softly Nina C. Young
la Par Tania Leon

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