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St. Shmuni Church in Bartella, Iraq, shows damage sustained while the town was under ISIS control for two years.

ISIS turned this young Iraqi Christian into an atheist


Ibrahim, 17, and his mother spent two years as ISIS prisoners when the group controlled the area around Mosul. He says his Christian faith helped him survive. But after his release, the ordeal made him question religion altogether.

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Growing up on a kibbutz

Matt Gutman reports on Israel’s kibbutz movement; the communal settlements were aimed at creating a newer, better human, but critics say the experience took an emotional toll on people who were raised in communal fashion in a kibbutz.