(TOPEKA CAPITOL-JOURNAL) — As has been the case in the past, the Religion Newswriters Association’s story of the year in 2011 seemed to have more to do with politics than faith, at least on the surface.

Yet there were religious overtones to the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden at the hands of the U.S. military.

Bin Laden’s death, and the response of the larger faith community that followed, was voted the Religion Newswriters Association’s story of the year for 2011.

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