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2015-09-01

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Jesus statue on national forest land can stay, court rules
The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued a 2-1 ruling Monday stating that the statue's presence on federal land doesn't violate the Establishment Clause, the part of the First Amendment that forbids government from establishing religion.
 
2015-09-01

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Bangladesh police charge 'Islamist militants' over atheist's murder
Police in Bangladesh have charged five suspected Islamic extremists with the murder of an atheist blogger, one of four secular writers hacked to death in the south Asian state this year.
 
2015-09-01

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Kentucky clerk still refuses to issue same-sex marriage licenses, invokes 'God's authority'
A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.
 
2015-09-01

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Pope to Make It Easier for Church to Forgive Women for Having Abortions
Catholic priests to be allowed in ‘year of mercy’ to pardon women and those assisting with abortions.
 
2015-09-01

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Secular scholar in India fatally shot
Writers and intellectuals took to the streets Monday in the southern Indian state of Karnataka to protest the shooting death of prominent secular scholar Malleshappa Madivalappa Kalburgi, the third such killing in India since 2013.
 
2015-09-01

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A Point of View: Does atheism have to be anti-religious?
We tend to understand atheism as a war between religion and science - but in earlier times atheism was both more complex and more rich, says philosopher John Gray.
 
2015-09-01

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Fights break out as rival protests clash over Bendigo mosque
Ugly scenes erupted between rival protesters at an event to condemn the construction of a mosque in Bendigo.
 
2015-09-01

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Catholic hospital denies procedure, reverses decision after legal threat
A Mercy Medical Center hospital in Redding faced a potential lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union after denying a reproductive procedure to a patient for religious reasons.
 
2015-08-25

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George Pell criticised by Catholic bishop as 'destroyer of unity' on child sex abuse
Retired bishop Geoffrey Robinson also criticises popes John Paul II and Francis for lack of leadership in church’s response to victims of child sex abuse.
 
2015-08-25

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British Muslim drag queen braves backlash to inspire gay community
Death threats are nothing new for Asif Quaraishi, but the gay Muslim hopes that a documentary about Muslim drag queens will encourage gay British Asians to come out of the closet rather than provoke a backlash against Britain's "hidden" community.
 
2015-08-25

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Egypt Sentences Muslim Brotherhood Leader to Life in Prison
Egypt's state-run news agency says Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie and 16 others have been sentenced to life in prison on charges related to the killing of five people in an attack on a police station in 2013.
 
2015-08-25

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Arkansas Rejects Request for Hindu Statue at Capitol
The Arkansas secretary of state’s office has denied a request from the Universal Society of Hinduism to place a privately funded Hindu statue on Capitol grounds.
 
2015-08-25

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Scott Walker: There's a 'handful of reasonable, moderate followers of Islam'
When speaking about radical Islamic terrorism at a campaign stop Friday, Gov. Scott Walker noted that there are a "handful of reasonable and moderate followers of Islam."
 
2015-08-25

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The brutal fight of Bangladesh’s secular voices to be heard
Niloy Chakrabarti was only the latest atheist blogger to be hacked to death in the country this year. The government crackdown on ‘blasphemers’ has sent others into hiding. What is the future for the country’s liberal writers?
 
2015-08-20

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Slovakia will take in 200 Syrian refugees, but they have to be Christian
Here's a stark illustration of Europe's migration crisis: The Slovakian government recently announced that it would help share the burden of the influx of tens of thousands of migrants into Europe by taking in 200 Syrian refugees. That's a small number, but it was made all the more glaring by another stipulation — these refugees had to be Christian.
 
2015-08-20

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Mormon church makes first ever appointments of women to councils
The Utah-based faith group says three women will serve on committees that make key policy decisions for its 15 million worldwide members
 
2015-08-20

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Bangladesh Arrests Three Men Suspected of Killing Atheist Bloggers
Authorities in Bangladesh have arrested three suspected Islamic extremists carrying out the murders of two atheist bloggers, including a British national who authorities say was the “main planner” behind the attacks.
 
2015-08-20

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Catholic church in Scotland asks forgiveness from child abuse victims
Archbishop Philip Tartaglia pledges to make reparations and change practices after independent report accuses bishops of covering up crimes for decades
 
2015-08-20

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Most Utah Mormons want their church out of Boy Scouts, poll shows
If most Utah Mormons got their way, the LDS Church would split with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) — a program for male teens that has been part of the Utah-based faith for more than a century.
 
2015-08-20

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Muslims fear rising tide of Hindu nationalism in Modi’s India
Since India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power last year, the country's Muslims have expressed growing concerns about a spate of inflammatory statements made by Hindu nationalist leaders and activists.
 
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