Religion Story Of The Decade: Submit Your Nominations (PHOTOS)

The past decade (2001- 2010) has been defined by religion news stories that have jolted us, for better or worse, into the 21st century. From the priest scandal in the Catholic Church to the controversy around a proposed Islamic cultural center located near Ground Zero, it has been an era for significant religion news.

In honor of the new year, we're asking HuffPost readers: What was the most important religion news story of the first 10 years of the 21st century? Please submit your nominations below, or tweet them using the hashtag #storyofthedecade or email them to

We will soon post the most nominated entries, and then you can vote on the story of the decade.

What was the religion story of the decade?

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