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News Items: 2017/09/12

2017-09-12

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Australian Catholic Church Falls Short on Safeguards for Children, Study Finds
A study that examines child sexual abuse worldwide in the Roman Catholic Church has found that the Australian church has done less to safeguard children in its care than its counterparts in similar countries have.
 
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Dalai Lama voices sorrow over Buddhist violence in Myanmar
The Dalai Lama has expressed his sorrow at “fighting and killing in the name of different religions”, singling out Yemen and Myanmar as two global priorities for peacemakers.
 
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An after school Satan club tests the boundaries between church and state
At most schools, band practice, sports, drama and the chess club are the options that kids choose from for their after-school activities. But in 2016, students at Point Defiance Elementary School in Tacoma, Washington, also had the opportunity to join an After-School Satan Club.
 
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China jails man for teaching Islam online
A member of a Muslim minority group has been sentenced to two years in a Chinese prison after forming online discussions groups to teach about Islam.
 
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Catholic leaders decry Dems’ questioning of judicial pick
Roman Catholic leaders are objecting to Democratic senators’ line of questioning for one of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, arguing the focus on her faith is misplaced and runs counter to the Constitution’s prohibition on religious tests for political office.
 
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