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Conference asks the question: Why are you a Christian?

DURHAM — Why are you a Christian?

It’s an intriguing question, and for each person, the answer is different.

A conference titled “Why Christian?” was held March 16-17 in Duke Chapel on the campus of Duke University.

Two moderators, the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber and Rachel Held Evans, founded the conference in 2015. Both women are authors and speakers, and both say they wanted to lift up voices not often heard in the church.

Pope says he can't personally apologize for church role in residential schools

Pope Francis will not apologize to residential school survivors and their families for the role the Roman Catholic Church played in operating the schools or the abuses suffered by their students.

A papal apology was one of the 94 recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and during a visit to the Vatican last year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau personally asked the Pope to consider such a gesture.

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