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2015-07-06

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Catholic Church should not have 'leaders for life', Pope says
The Roman Catholic Church should not have "leaders for life" in its ranks, otherwise it would risk being like a country under dictatorship, Pope Francis said on Friday.
 
2015-07-06

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Pakistan arrests clerics over beating of Christian couple
Police in Pakistan say officers have arrested two Muslim clerics for inciting a mob to attack a Christian couple on blasphemy charges.
 
2015-07-06

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Glencoe's mayor confirms Christian flag removed from city hall
Glencoe's mayor confirms the city has taken down its Christian flag, that once flew over the police department. Mayor Charles Gilchrist confirmed Friday that the flag came down two weeks ago, after a letter threatening legal action from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
 
2015-07-03

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Catholic organisations call for people to change lifestyles to help environment
CIDSE, international alliance of Catholic social justice groups, follows Pope Francis’s environmental encyclical by calling for action against global warming.
 
2015-07-03

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Muslim woman sues police over headscarf removal
A Muslim woman filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Dearborn, alleging that police forced her to remove her Islamic headscarf after she was arrested on a parking violation.
 
2015-07-03

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The Book of Mormon may be made into a movie
South Park duo Matt Stone and Trey Parker say they have been inspired to revisit the project for the big screen by various stage versions around the globe.
 
2015-06-30

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Prosecutor warns Church of Cannabis; blasts RFRA
Police and prosecutors say anyone who attends the Church of Cannabis inaugural event next week is subject to arrest and charges.
 
2015-06-30

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Debate about science standards pits faithful Mormon against faithful Mormon
Evolution is spoken at LDS Church-owned Brigham Young University, but not in lots of Mormon homes. The disconnect has gone public as state education managers debate how to implement a new set of science standards.
 
2015-06-30

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‘Atheist church’ provides community without supernatural origin
“Live better. Help often. Wonder more.” That’s the motto of Sunday Assembly, a global network of congregations that meet to celebrate life with the best bits of church — communal singing, inspirational speakers and camaraderie — minus the religion.
 
2015-06-30

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Catholics urged "not to attend same-sex marriages"
Catholic leaders in the U.S. expressed dissatisfaction Friday with the Supreme Court's decision to grant same-sex couples the right to marry.
 
2015-06-30

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Mormon church says ruling won't alter stance on marriage
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints... issued a statement Friday acknowledging the Supreme Court's legal authority while maintaining the church's belief that gay marriage is contrary to God's will and will have a harmful effect on society.
 
2015-06-30

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Episcopal Church elects first black presiding bishop
The Episcopal Church elected its first African-American presiding bishop, choosing Bishop Michael Curry of North Carolina during the denomination's national assembly Saturday.
 
2015-06-26

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Gays can't use U.S. Catholic family meet to attack Church, bishop says
Homosexuals can attend a Catholic family congress in Philadelphia during Pope Francis' U.S. visit this year but won't be allowed to use it to attack Church teachings, the city's archbishop said on Thursday.
 
2015-06-26

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Filmmakers Sue After MTA Refuses To Post Ads For Muslim Comedy Documentary
Two Muslim filmmakers have filed a lawsuit against the operator of New York subways claiming the agency rejected their advertisements under a rule that prohibits disputed political views. They argue the ads have nothing to do with politics and should not be banned.
 
2015-06-26

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Gallup: Record number of Americans would vote for an atheist president
The percentage of Americans who would vote for a qualified atheist candidate for president has reached 58%, which is 4 points better than it was in 2012, and a whopping 40 point jump from when the question was first asked in 1958.
 
2015-06-26

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Atheist group in process of suing county over religious monument
An atheist group is in the process of suing one county here in North Central Florida for displaying a monument of the Ten Commandments in the courthouse. The courthouse is not the only one receiving complaints. The school board may also be under fire.
 
2015-06-26

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Right-wing extremists more deadly than Muslim radicals in U.S.
Since Sept. 11, 2001, nearly twice as many people have been killed by white supremacists, antigovernment fanatics and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims.
 
2015-06-26

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Catholic church writes to companies that support same-sex marriage
The Catholic church in Sydney has sent letters to at least two companies that publicly support same-sex marriage, to express its “grave concern” and accuse them of “overstepping their purpose”.
 
2015-06-26

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Dutch Anti-Islam Politician Geert Wilders Airs Prophet Muhammad Cartoons
Dutch politician Geert Wilders on Wednesday aired cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad on Dutch national television, in what critics condemned as his latest provocation against Islam.
 
2015-06-26

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True Americans Are God-Fearing English Speakers, According to Americans
In a new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute, Americans were asked how important several qualities were in considering someone "truly American." Speaking English came in first, with nine in 10 respondents saying the ability to do so is important in order for someone to be considered truly American. More than half of Americans also said believing in God, being born in America and being a Christian were either very important or somewhat important.
 
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