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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."
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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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How Muslims Became The Enemy
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The new Islamophobia looks like the old McCarthyism.
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Top Vatican Cardinal Defends Pope Francis Against Archbishop's Abuse Cover-Up Claims
By Philip Pullella, Reuters
Cardinal Marc Ouellet accused the papal critic of “calumny and defamation.”
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Einstein Calls Bible 'Childish' In Letter Expected To Fetch $1 Million At Auction
The famous physicist made it pretty clear in his “God Letter” that he wasn’t a fan of organized religion.
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Sex Abuse Survivors Protest As Pope Francis, Bishops Gather For Global Meeting
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
As Catholic bishops convene in Rome discuss how to minister to young people, survivors want to make sure their voices are heard.
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I Know Why Evangelical Women Support Brett Kavanaugh. I Was Raised To Do The Same.
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Purity culture taught young girls like me to bear responsibility for men’s lust.
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Major Hindu Temple Can't Ban Menstruating Women, India's Supreme Court Rules
Kerala's Sabarimala Temple will be open to all women, regardless of whether they might be on their period.
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How A Tragic Death Prompted This Church To Become Radically Inclusive
Anti-LGBTQ churches who want to appear progressive often obscure their traditional views. Elizabeth Lowe's death shows why that is dangerous.
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LGBTQ-Inclusive Florida Church Responds With Love After Sign Is Vandalized
St. Petersburg’s Allendale United Methodist Church said this is just a "tiny piece of the hate" that is directed at the queer community every day.
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Evangelicals Value Protecting Power Over Protecting Women
The pattern is clear in politics and in the church: Men in power are protected, women are persecuted.
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Chris Pratt Doesn't Think Hollywood Is Anti-Christian
People claim the entertainment industry opposes religion “but it’s just not the case,” the "Jurassic World" actor said.
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U2's Bono Says Pope Francis Is 'Aghast' Over Sex Abuse Crisis In Ireland
The rock star described the leader of the Catholic Church as "an extraordinary man for extraordinary times.”
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The Catholic Church Has Yet To Repent For Its Sex Abuse Scandals
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We still haven't seen the full scope of the coverup.
Pope Francis Defrocks Well-Known Chilean Priest Accused Of Child Sex Abuse
By Dave Sherwood, Reuters
The expulsion of Reverend Cristian Precht comes as Chilean police raid church offices around the country in search of new abuse cases.
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