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2015-04-27

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Ted Cruz Tells Iowa Evangelicals There Is 'No Room For Christians In Today's Democratic Party'
Speaking at the Faith and Freedom summit in Iowa, along with several other GOP 2016 hopefuls, Cruz said: “There is a liberal fascism that is dedicated to going after believing Christians who follow the biblical teaching on marriage," according to CNN.
 
2015-04-24

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Why Muslims are the world’s fastest-growing religious group
By 2050, Muslims will be nearly as numerous as Christians, who are projected to remain the world’s largest religious group at 31.4% of the global population. The main reasons for Islam’s growth ultimately involve simple demographics.
 
2015-04-24

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Armenian Church makes saints of 1915 genocide victims
Amid tensions over Turkey's refusal to call Ottoman forces' killings of Armenians genocide, the Armenian Church declared the victims to be saints. The canonization was held ahead of centennial commemorations.
 
2015-04-24

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Islamic school principal banned running so girls would not 'lose virginity': reports
The regulatory body responsible for education standards in Victorian schools is investigating the Al-Taqwa Islamic college, following reports that the principal banned female students from cross-country running because he believed it may cause them to “lose their virginity”.
 
2015-04-23

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Why I teach evolution to Muslim students
Encouraging students to challenge ideas is crucial to fostering a generation of Muslim scientists who are free thinkers, says Rana Dajani.
 
2015-04-23

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Terror plot to attack Christian churches in Paris foiled after suspect 'accidentally shot himself'
A planned terror attack on Christian churches has been foiled in Paris, French police say. An alleged Islamic extremist has been arrested by security services who said they prevented the man from “imminently” carrying out his plans on Sunday.
 
2015-04-23

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Marin nuns walk out of school to protest gay-rights group
The divisions within the Bay Area’s Catholic community over gay rights hit Marin Catholic High School full force the other day, when a group of nuns walked out of their classes to protest the sponsors of a program intended to protect gay and lesbian teens from bullying.
 
2015-04-23

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Pope accepts resignation of Robert Finn, years after U.S. bishop's conviction
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn, who remained on the job for years after becoming the highest-ranking U.S. Catholic official convicted in connection with the church's long-running sex abuse scandal, the Vatican announced Tuesday.
 
2015-04-19

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Let Muslim women wear full-face veil in court: top British judge
Judges in the United Kingdom should allow Muslim women to appear in their courts wearing a full-veil, Britain’s top judge said Friday. During a lecture about making courts less intimidating, David Neuberger, the President of the Supreme Court, said it was crucial that courts and judges “show, and be seen to show” respect towards different customs.
 
2015-04-19

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Record increase in Mormon missionaries doesn't lead to equal spike in converts
A record number of young Mormons signed up for missions after church leaders lowered the minimum age in 2012, but new figures show the onslaught of proselytizing Latter-day Saints didn't lead to an equally dramatic spike in converts.
 
2015-04-19

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Former Catholic bishop tells inquiry he failed to adequately protect children
A retired Catholic bishop has admitted that he failed to protect Queensland children from a priest who was later convicted of child sexual offences.
 
2015-04-19

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Atheist Mom Threatened After School Cancels 'Bibleman' Visits
One mom says she’s facing violent threats for complaining about a religious instructor dubbed “Bibleman,” who has been leading religious assemblies at her kid’s local public school for 42 years.
 
2015-04-19

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Book by Slain Charlie Hebdo Editor Argues Islam Is Not Exempt From Ridicule
Stéphane Charbonnier, the editorial director of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo who was assassinated by Islamist gunmen in Paris in January, is proving as defiant in death as he was in life.
 
2015-04-16

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Man returned from Syria 'planned to kill US soldiers'
A man who travelled to Syria to fight with an al-Qaeda affiliate has been charged over alleged plans to carry out a terror attack on the US military. Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, 23, allegedly gained training with al-Nusra Front and was instructed by a radical cleric to carry out an attack in the US. Mr Mohamud allegedly told another man he wanted to kill American soldiers "execution-style" at a military base.
 
2015-04-16

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Migrants killed in 'religious clash' on Mediterranean boat
Italian police say they have arrested 15 Muslim migrants after they allegedly threw 12 Christians overboard following a row on a boat heading to Italy.
 
2015-04-16

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High-Profile S.F. Catholics Ask Pope to Remove Archbishop Cordileone
A group of 100 Catholics has issued a public appeal to Pope Francis I to remove Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for promoting “an atmosphere of divisiveness and intolerance” in the San Francisco archdiocese.
 
2015-04-16

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Vatican Ends Battle With U.S. Catholic Nuns’ Group
The Vatican abruptly ended its takeover of the main leadership group of American nuns on Thursday, allowing Pope Francis to put to rest a confrontation started by his predecessor that had created an uproar among American Catholics who came to the sisters’ defense.
 
2015-04-16

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UK Prison Service Allowing Jihadi Book to Be Distributed to Inmates
The extreme views of a “racist, homophobe and anti-Semite”, who supports killing non-Muslims and “stoning adulterers” are being made available to prison imams and prisoners throughout England and Wales with the blessing of the authorities, according to a former adviser to the UK government.
 
2015-04-16

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How Christians Turned Against Gay Conversion Therapy
[L]ast week, when President Obama announced his support for a national ban on such therapies, few voices on the Christian right spoke up in protest. The announcement confirmed the evaporation of support for these approaches among the communities that once embraced them.
 
2015-04-16

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Liverpool FC to take action against man who branded praying Muslims ‘disgrace’
The club has said it received complaints after a man tweeted a picture of solicitors Asif Bodi and Abubakar Bhula worshipping during the half-time break at Liverpool’s FA Cup match against Blackburn Rovers on 8 March.
 
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