EMMA BATHA, of Thomson Reuters Foundation, reports on growing moves to address "orphan trafficking" around the world...

YONAT SHIMRON, writing for Religion News Service, reports on how US evangelical schools such as Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary offer inmates a free, on-site college degree if they promise they'll minister to other inmates once they graduate...

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MICHAEL MCKINLEY, writing for Religion News Service, takes a look at the connections between World War I and the creation of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops...

EMILY MCFARLAN MILLER, of Religion News Service, speaks with US author Lysa Terkeurst about her latest - highly personal - book...

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NELLIE PEYTON, writing for Thomson Reuters Foundation, reports on claims from rights groups that while slavery still exists in Mauretania, finding victims is these days more difficult...

DOREEN AJIAMBO, of Religion News Service, reports on moves in Uganda to have the government collect a tithe from Catholic worshippers...

INNA LAZAREVA, of Thomson Reuters Foundation, reports on the plight of African migrants in Israel...

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