Top religious newsmakers in 2012

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 2 2013 4:25 p.m. MST

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The Huffington Post picked a person of the year. For 2012 it was Balpreet Kaur, an Ohio State University student who responded to a denegrating photo of her posted on Reddit by eloquently explaining "who she was, why she looked the way she does, and the tenets of her Sikh faith with a remarkable generosity of spirit."

The response spawned an online discussion on outward appearance and religion and elicited an apology from the person who posted the photo: "It was an incredibly rude, judgmental, and ignorant thing to post. … I've read more about the Sikh faith and it was actually really interesting," the person wrote. "It makes a whole lot of sense to work on having a legacy and not worrying about what you look like. I made that post for stupid Internet points and I was ignorant."
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