A. R. Bernard, lead pastor of a 33,000-member church in Brooklyn, New York, cited "conflict in values" with the administration.
Yisrael Kristal, an Orthodox Jew, celebrated his bar mitzvah in Israel last October, 100 years late.
Luis Rafael Zarama's appointment by Pope Francis is another indication of the growth in the number of Hispanic Catholics—especially in the South.
The pastor had taken dozens of mission trips to the nation since 1997—until he was accused of undermining the government.
Younanr received the honor for his work toward interreligious dialogue in Jerusalem and around the world.
Ehsan Rehan, 26, now lives in Washington, D.C., meeting with U.S. policymakers and international visitors.
Joel Hunter broke with many of his peers in moving beyond hot-button topics.