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2018-07-13

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Nova Scotia-based Buddhist leader faces new allegations of sexual misconduct
The spiritual leader of one of the largest Buddhist organizations in the western world is facing fresh sexual misconduct allegations as a Halifax law firm prepares to launch an independent investigation into claims against him.
 
2018-07-13

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India Christian priests arrested over rape charge
Two of four Indian priests charged with allegedly raping a woman have handed themselves in for police questioning in the southern state of Kerala.
 
2018-07-11

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‘King’ of Shambhala Buddhism Is Undone by Abuse Allegations
Mipham Rinpoche, the leader of one of the biggest Buddhist organizations in the West, has stepped aside after allegations of sexual abuse, leaving followers reeling.
 
2018-07-03

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Archbishop Philip Wilson sentenced for concealing child sex abuse
A Catholic archbishop in Australia has been given a maximum sentence of 12 months in detention for concealing child sexual abuse in the 1970s. Philip Wilson, now archbishop of Adelaide, is the most senior Catholic globally to be convicted of the crime. He was found guilty by a court last month of covering up abuse by a paedophile priest in New South Wales.
 
2018-06-29

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Mormon Church must end children's sexual interviews, members say
Current and former members of the Mormon Church are calling for an end to the practice of asking children as young as eight intimate and sexual questions during annual interviews by church officials.
 
2018-06-29

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Far-Right Cell Plotted Attack on French Muslims, Authorities Say
Police cracked the cell over the weekend, with prosecutors saying it had already begun testing explosives. The group was planning to kill veiled women, imams and recently released Islamist prisoners, and wanted to attack mosques and halal grocery stores, according to French news media.
 
2018-06-26

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Violent clashes between Muslim cattle herders and Christian farmers in Nigeria leave ’86 killed’
Scores are dead after vicious weekend clashes in central Nigeria between mostly Muslim cattle herders and Christian farmers, with one report citing police saying 86 people were killed.
 
2018-06-26

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Duterte seeks church outreach after outraging Filipino Catholics with 'stupid' God comments
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has promised to mend fences with the Catholic Church in the wake of scathing comments he made about God, which shocked many in Asia's largest Catholic country.
 
2018-06-26

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'The use of rap music is not allowed in preaching,' Catholic Church suspends rapping priest
A priest has been suspended by the Catholic church in Kenya for rapping his sermons.
 
2018-06-24

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Muslim Sex Educators Forge Their Own #MeToo Movement
He took a campus workshop on sexual abuse in the Muslim community, put on by a national organization called HEART Women & Girls. All its sex educators are Muslim.
 
2018-06-24

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Shoppers warned to watch out for 'fake Buddhist monk' asking for money around Dublin
The Irish Buddhist Union (IBU) has warned people in Dublin city centre not to be conned by a fake monk who asks people for money...He is dressed in full Buddhist robes and carries around a trinket in which he collects cash.
 
2018-06-24

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In HBO’s ‘Believer,’ a Mormon rock star delivers an all-too-easy message of love
["Believer" is] a moving but not entirely satisfying documentary premiering Monday on HBO, in which Reynolds attempts to reconcile his own acceptance of LGBTQ people with his church’s consistent rejection of them.
 
2018-06-24

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How can America call itself a Christian country if it treats children like this?
Bishop Michael Curry damns Trump’s immigration policy and its malign effects on families
 
2018-06-20

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American Cardinal Accused of Sexually Abusing Minor Is Suspended From Ministry
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington and a prominent Roman Catholic voice in international and public policy, has been suspended from ministry after an investigation found credible allegations that he abused a teenager over 45 years ago while he was a priest in New York, the New York archdiocese said in a statement Wednesday.
 
2018-06-17

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Pope: Abortion is ‘white glove’ equivalent to Nazi crimes
Pope Francis on Saturday said that the use of abortion to terminate pregnancies likely to produce disabled or chronically ill children was the product of a Nazi mentality.
 
2018-06-15

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US attorney general quotes Bible to defend separating families
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been criticised for citing Bible scripture to back up the Trump administration's immigration policy ... The Bible verse was once used to justify US slavery, said critics.
 
2018-06-13

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Ireland to hold referendum on blasphemy law
The Republic of Ireland will hold a referendum on whether to change its laws against blasphemy. It is expected that the vote will be held on the same day as the Presidential election, which is likely to take place in October.
 
2018-06-12

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Publisher Shahzahan Bachchu shot dead in Munshiganj
Four attackers on two motorcycles fled after shooting at Shahzahan Bachchu of Bishakha Prokashoni, known as a free-thinking writer, at his ancestral village Kakaldi on Monday afternoon, police said.
 
2018-06-12

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Saudi Arabia’s First Arabic Release Is Controversial Islamic Epic ‘The Message’
After Saudi Arabia recently broke its 35-year ban on cinema with Hollywood titles such as “Black Panther,” “Isle of Dogs” and “A Quiet Place,” the kingdom is now set for its first release of an Arabic film, the 4K restored version of controversial 1976 prophet Muhammad epic “The Message.”
 
2018-06-12

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Pope accepts resignations of three Chilean bishops tied to Catholic Church's sexual abuse scandal
Victims of a sexual abuse scandal by clerics in Chile’s Roman Catholic Church applauded Pope Francis’ decision Monday to accept the resignations of three bishops — including a prelate at the epicenter of cascading allegations of sexual abuse, cover-ups and impunity.
 
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