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RELIGION AND BELIEFS
Jewish Cemetery In France Desecrated With Swastikas Amid Growing Anti-Semitism
Thirty-seven tombstones and a monument to Holocaust victims were desecrated this week in the Herrlisheim Jewish cemetery near Strasbourg.
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What I Learned From Conservative Evangelical Sex Message Boards
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Surprise! Evangelicals love pegging!
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Chance The Rapper Is Taking A Sabbatical To Study The Bible
The Chicago native said he's taking some time to focus on his Christian faith.
2 Nuns Accused Of Embezzling $500,000 From Catholic School
Some of the money may have been used for gambling in Las Vegas.
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Trump’s Evangelical Supporters On Apostles’ Creed Gaffe: ‘I Can't Sing Either’
Franklin Graham and Robert Jeffress defend Trump after he was criticized for not reciting the statement at former President George H.W. Bush’s funeral.
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‘Crowdsourcing For Health Care’ Raises Spirits — And Concerns
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Christian groups come together to offer prayer and pay one another’s medical bills.
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Albert Einstein's Controversial 'God Letter' Fetches $2.89 Million At Auction
The letter penned by the famous unifier of space and time set a world auction record.
A Black Orthodox Rabbi Explains How He Navigates Both Racism And Anti-Semitism
MaNishtana wants to remind people that "there's not one way to be Jewish."
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Teacher Claims Catholic School Fired Her For Getting Pregnant Before Marriage
The Diocese of Harrisburg reportedly decided to fire Naiad Reich over issues of morality — months after it was accused of covering up decades of child abuse.
Pittsburgh Synagogue Holds Hanukkah Ceremony Where Mass Shooting Left 11 Dead
By RAMESH SANTANAM, Associated Press
“To me, it’s a simple message: The light is the message."
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Faith Groups Call For Whitaker's Resignation Over Apparent Preference For Christian Judges
Muslim, Christian, Jewish and secular groups issued a joint letter opposing acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.
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‘Flying Preacher’ Goes Viral With Dramatic Sermon Entrance
The Rev. Bartholomew Orr's feat at Brown Missionary Baptist Church was supposed to show the unexpected nature of Christ's prophesied second coming.
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CULTURE & ARTS
All The Murdered Virgin Saints And Me
In Catholic school, dead girls who avoided rape were role models. It's where I learned my sexuality didn’t belong to me, but any sins committed against it did.
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Muslim Congresswoman-Elect Ilhan Omar Began Victory Speech With Islamic Blessing
Ilhan Omar, one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, wished peace to her supporters during a victory party celebrating her historic win.
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What It Means To Vote Like A Christian
A supposed commitment to scripture is often really a commitment to Christian power.
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Hosts Rare Meeting With American Evangelical Christians
Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose country doesn't recognize the right to religious freedom, had a two hour meeting with prominent evangelical leaders.
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Trump: Nobody's Done More For Religion Than I Have
The president touted actions he has taken for America's religious groups in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network.
Jewish Groups Escalate Call For Assault Rifle Ban After Shooting ‘Proved Our Worst Fears’
Jewish students and leaders are urging Congress to ban the sale and purchase of weapons like the AR-15 assault rifle after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.
Religious Leaders, Trans Advocate Interrupt Jeff Sessions Speech, Get Thrown Out
"I call upon you to repent," said one protester after reciting a Bible verse during the attorney general's speech.
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Jewish Group Tells Trump To Stay Away From Pittsburgh: 'You Are Not Welcome'
The progressive organization says the president should not visit until he decides to "fully denounce white nationalism."
Religious Groups And Leaders Condemn Pittsburgh Shooting And 'Hate In This World'
ADL head Jonathan Greenblatt called the attack on Tree of Life Synagogue "the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States.”
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Billy Graham's Magazine Claims Christians Will Be 'Open Targets' If GOP Loses Congress
Decision Magazine editors warned that evangelicals will be punished "once again" if Republicans lose the midterm elections to Democrats.
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Sinead O’Connor Changes Her Name As She Announces Conversion To Islam
By Ash Percival, HuffPost UK
"This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey."
Federal Prosecutors Open Clergy Abuse Probe In Pennsylvania
By MaryClaire Dale and Eric Tucker, AP
U.S. Attorney William McSwain of Philadelphia, who issued the subpoenas, wants to know if priests, bishops, seminarians or others committed any federal crimes.
Violent Protests Erupt In India As Ancient Hindu Temple Opens Up To All Women
Many conservative women joined the crowds at Kerala’s Sabarimala to protest a court decision opening the temple to women of any age.
Pope Francis Declares Slain Archbishop Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI Saints
By Philip Pullella, Reuters
The pair are among the most contentious Roman Catholic figures of the 20th century.
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