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Welcome to CNN’s Belief Blog, where we'll cover the role that faith and belief play in the news - and in our readers’ lives.
We believe that understanding the role of faith in today’s world isn’t optional or nice to know. It’s need to know.
Consider these recent stories:
An American woman is held in a Haitian jail for more than 100 days after allegedly attempting to traffic children out of the country in the wake of a devastating earthquake.
A young man is charged in a plot to bomb Times Square.
A Columbia University graduate quits his first finance job for a go at community organizing - the beginning of a political life that leads to the White House.
To understand any of this news, you need to know something about faith.
Laura Silsby, released from a Haiti jail this week, was a Baptist missionary.
Faisal Shahzad, the suspect in the failed New York bombing, is a Muslim who vowed to “fight back” against the Islamic word’s “humiliation.”
And Barack Obama’s early community organizing was sponsored by Chicago churches - an experience that led him to Christianity and to a minister named Jeremiah Wright, who helped launch Obama’s political career and who, years later, almost ended it.
Faith isn’t incidental to these stories; it’s the driving force behind them. Covering those faith angles is this blog’s mission. CNN’s Belief Blog will focus on the places where faith bumps up against the rest of the news and the rest of the world, from breaking news to entertainment, from business to politics, and from foreign affairs to sports.