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2017-06-04

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Lawsuit alleges Temple Baptist Church leaders turned blind eye to woman’s abuse
A woman in her 30s is suing Temple Baptist Church of Santa Fe, saying that as a child she was molested by two teachers at a school run by the church in the 1990s.
 
2017-06-04

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Co-defendant testifies against minister in church abuse case
One of five people charged with beating a fellow church member to expel what they called "homosexual demons" says church leaders asked everyone at the attack to tell investigators that nothing happened.
 
2017-05-31

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Indonesian Muslim preacher named as porn case suspect
Indonesian police have named a controversial hardline Muslim preacher as a suspect in a pornography case. Rizieq Shihab is accused of exchanging graphic messages and nude pictures in text conversations with a woman.The cleric, who is currently in Saudi Arabia, has denied the accusations.
 
2017-05-31

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Trudeau asks Pope Francis to apologise to indigenous people for church's abuses
Justin Trudeau has urged Pope Francis to visit Canada to apologise to indigenous peoples for the Catholic church’s treatment of aboriginal children in schools it ran there.
 
2017-05-26

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Virginia federal appeals court bans Trump’s second Muslim travel ban
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the so-called Muslim travel ban executive order “drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination.” The court refused to lift a nationwide injunction blocking the ban.
 
2017-05-26

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Bartlett church issues statement regarding sexual assault charge against one of its members
A Bartlett man charged with inappropriately touching a teenage girl at Faith Baptist Church was investigated by church leaders regarding previous incidents, but none reached the level to warrant criminal actions, church officials said Thursday.
 
2017-05-26

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Pregnant Teen Banned From Graduation Ceremony at Christian School
For becoming pregnant out of wedlock, a Christian academy has banned an 18-year-old from attending her high school graduation.
 
2017-05-26

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Catholic kids barred from casual clothes day unless parents oppose Gonski moves
A Catholic school in Melbourne's south east has threatened to bar students from a casual clothes day unless their parents sign letters opposing the Turnbull government's school funding changes.
 
2017-05-26

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Gunmen in Egypt Force Christian Pilgrims From Buses and Kill 28
The attack on Friday in Minya Province, 120 miles south of Cairo, was a coldblooded escalation of sectarian violence targeting minority Christians that has left more than 100 people dead since December and shaken the country’s government.
 
2017-05-24

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Myanmar's Highest Buddhist Authority Bars Radical Nationalist Group
Myanmar's top Buddhist authority banned a hardline monks' group on Tuesday, raising pressure on extremists after they barred a firebrand monk from public sermons and authorities arrested several Buddhist nationalists.
 
2017-05-24

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Stolen: 700-pound Salt Lake City statue of Mormon prophets
Salt Lake City police are on the hunt for four people captured on surveillance video stealing a 700-pound statue of Mormon prophets Joseph Smith and Brigham Young from a business park early Tuesday.
 
2017-05-23

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Catholics Challenge St. Louis' 'Abortion Sanctuary' Law
Some St. Louis Catholics are suing the city over an ordinance that protects women against workplace discrimination based on whether they've had an abortion, used contraceptives or are pregnant.
 
2017-05-23

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Cops: Florida man kills neo-Nazi roommates over Islam disrespect
A young man arrested after leading police to the bodies of his two roommates told officers he killed them because they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam. The Tampa Police Department says 18-year-old Devon Arthurs told police he had until recently shared his roommates' neo-Nazi beliefs, but that he converted to Islam.
 
2017-05-22

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Egypt refers 48 Islamic State suspects to military court over church bombings
Egypt referred 48 people to the country's military judiciary on Sunday for suspected involvement in three deadly church bombings and accused them of joining the militant group Islamic State. Egypt's Christian minority has come under attack in recent months
 
2017-05-18

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President Trump Will Give a Speech on Islam in Saudi Arabia
President Trump will deliver a speech about radical Islam to leaders of Muslim countries when he is in Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip, the White House said Tuesday. The speech, said National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, will be "inspiring yet direct" about the need to confront radical ideology.
 
2017-05-18

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Christian sect members attack Congo prison, free leader: government
Supporters of a jailed Christian sect leader on Wednesday attacked the prison in the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo where he was being held, freeing him and about 50 other inmates, the government said.
 
2017-05-15

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Pope says doubts Medjugorje apparitions are authentic
Pope Francis has voiced serious doubt about the authenticity of alleged continuing apparitions of the Madonna in Medjugorje, a once-obscure village in Bosnia boosted by the pilgrim business.
 
2017-05-15

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Pope canonizes Fatima visionaries, giving Church new children saints
Pope Francis gave the Catholic Church two of its youngest saints on Saturday, canonizing shepherd siblings believed to have seen the Madonna 100 years ago in a Portuguese town that is now a major pilgrimage site.
 
2017-05-11

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Facebook repeatedly 'unpublishing' world's biggest atheist page, owners claim
The people behind the "Atheist Republic" page say that it has been taken down at least three after what appears to be a co-ordinated campaign. Activists who oppose the page appear to be reporting it so that it will be automatically taken down – leaving it invisible and unable to post.
 
2017-05-11

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Russian found guilty of inciting religious hatred — for playing ‘Pokémon Go’ in church
In delivering the verdict, a judge in Yekaterinburg, Russia, said that Sokolovsky had insulted the feelings of Christians and Muslims by “attributing to Jesus Christ the qualities of a reanimated zombie,” among other offenses.
 
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