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'Tenth Parallel' looks at religion, violence

'Tenth Parallel' looks at religion, violence

At Sunday school, a boy asked his classmate whether her father was God. "No," Eliza Griswold replied, "he's God's best friend." A reasonable response from a little girl who practiced reading with the Bible at the lectern and lived with her family in the rectory where her father was an Episcopalian bishop. When her father, Frank, was elected the bishop of Chicago in 1987, Griswold, by now a seventh-grader, and her family left suburban Philadelphia and took up residence in a Gold Coast apartment. Since then she has traveled around the world as a journalist animated by her twin interests in human rights and religion. Sitting at the Chicago History Museum recently,...