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2017-06-21

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Michigan airport knife attacker shouted 'Allahu Akbar', says FBI
Authorities are treating the stabbing of a police officer at an airport in Michigan as an act of terrorism. The suspect, Amor Ftouhi, 50, shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest" in Arabic) before knifing the officer in the back and neck, said officials.
 
2017-06-20

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Police officer and Buddhist monk among those arrested for leading arson attack against a mosque
Sri Lankan authorities yesterday arrested a police officer and a Buddhist monk accused of leading an arson attack against a mosque and a Muslim business amid a wave of religious violence.
 
2017-06-20

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An Attack on Muslims Shakes Cosmopolitan London
Early Monday, a white British man rammed a rental van into a congregation of Muslims leaving prayers during Ramadan, the holiest month on the Muslim calendar. One person was killed and at least 10 were injured.
 
2017-06-20

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Central African Republic foes sign Church-mediated peace accord
The deal, which was mediated by the Roman Catholic Sant' Egidio peace group and signed at their headquarters in Rome, calls for an immediate end to hostilities and recognition of the results of last year's presidential elections.
 
2017-06-18

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Burqas Banned and LGBT Muslims Welcome at Germany’s First ‘Liberal’ Mosque
The mosque was the realization of an eight-year dream of German-Turkish women’s rights activist Seyran Ates, who moved to Germany from Turkey as a child and was part of a government agency assisting with the integration of Muslims in Germany.
 
2017-06-14

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A Resolution Condemning White Supremacy Causes Chaos at the Southern Baptist Convention
The drama over the resolution revealed deep tension lines within a denomination that was explicitly founded to support slavery.
 
2017-06-14

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Students can opt out of religious classes at Catholic school after complaint settled
The move by the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board comes as a result of a human rights complaint lodged by a former student.
 
2017-06-10

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Religious Liberals Sat Out of Politics for 40 Years. Now They Want in the Game.
Faith leaders whose politics fall to the left of center are getting more involved in politics to fight against President Trump’s policies.
 
2017-06-09

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Church says Papua riot sparked by military burning Bibles
A major church in Indonesia's predominantly Christian Papua province said a riot in the provincial capital last month was sparked by the military burning Bibles, contradicting the police account of events.
 
2017-06-09

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Scottish Episcopal Church approves gay marriage
The Scottish Episcopal Church has voted to allow gay couples to marry in church. It makes it the first major Christian church in the UK to allow same-sex marriages.
 
2017-06-09

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Muslim 'safe space' plan sparks row in Australia
A proposal by an Australian Islamic group to allow "safe spaces" for young Muslims to discuss "inflammatory" issues has sparked a row.
 
2017-06-09

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Polk County deputy investigated for offensive Facebook posts about Islam
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating one of its own sergeants following complaints that the sergeant posted offensive comments about Islam to Facebook, including one post that calls the religion an "evil ideology."
 
2017-06-09

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Sanders Blasts Trump Nominee Over Religious Post
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont this week lambasted one of President Donald Trump's budget nominees over a post he wrote last year that discussed Christianity and Islam.
 
2017-06-09

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Court rules against gay man who sued Catholic church over firing
Collette, the music director at Holy Family Catholic Community in Inverness, was with the parish for 17 years before he was let go in 2014 after announcing he was engaged to his same-sex partner... U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras indicated in his ruling that the law gives churches more leeway than other employers to hire and fire who they want.
 
2017-06-04

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London attackers kill seven, PM May says 'enough is enough'
Three attackers drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing revelers nearby on Saturday night, killing at least seven people in what Britain said was the work of Islamist militants engaged in a "new trend" of terrorism.
 
2017-06-04

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Muslim children forced to drop 'religious' names in western China
Children under 16 told ‘overly religious’ names such as Saddam, Hajj and Jihad must be changed amid pro-Communist rallies across Xinjiang region
 
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.
 
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