Many may not be aware but Queen Elizabeth II actually paid a visit to Texas in 1991 and one of the stops she made was Antioch Baptist Church, which has been around for 156 years.
- The Columbus Dispatch
Christianity has nothing to do with a hateful proposal from an Ohio school board member who claims to read the Bible, three faith leaders write.
- The Bergen Record
From parades to protests, political strife in India is roiling New Jersey's Indian immigrant communities.
- National Review
A federal court in Indiana ruled on Friday in favor of a Catholic private school that fired a teacher who had entered into a same-sex union in violation of her contract with the institution.
- Associated Press
The Vatican admitted Thursday that its sex abuse office had secretly sanctioned the bishop in 2020, restricting his movements and contacts with minors and forbidding him from having contact with his homeland. The Vatican revealed the restrictions after the Dutch magazine De Groene Amsterdammer exposed the claims against Belo by two of his alleged victims and reported there were others, too. Belo won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996 with fellow East Timorese independence icon Jose Ramos-Horta for campaigning for a fair and peaceful solution to conflict in their home country as it struggled to gain independence from Indonesia.
Iran's clerical rulers are eager to crush mass anti-government protests, but maneuvering over the eventual succession to the supreme leader and rifts over security tactics have complicated efforts to curb the unrest, three analysts and an official said. The ever bolder protests, sparked by the death of a woman in police custody, have put Iran's leaders on the defensive, with officials apparently unable to close ranks behind an agreed response to the turmoil, the analysts and the official said. Challenging the legitimacy of Iran's top authority, protesters have this month burned pictures of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, called for the downfall of the Islamic Republic and chanted "Death to the Dictator", unfazed by security forces using tear gas, clubs and, in some cases, live ammunition.
Dramatic footage shows members escaping the site where they were held since a raid on their base.
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Los Angeles pastor John MacArthur publicly rebukes Gavin Newsom for 'diabolical' policies, invoking Jesus
Pastor John MacArthur of Los Angeles publicly rebuked California Gov. Gavin Newsom for having "twisted" the words of Jesus in a multi-state billboard campaign promoting abortion.
A group of about 20 members of a fundamentalist Jewish sect escaped from a Mexican detention center in the southern state of Chiapas on Wednesday night, according to a Reuters reporter who filmed the incident. The group were being held by Mexico's National System for Integral Family Development, or DIF, following a raid by Mexican police on Friday that targeted Lev Tahor - a strict Jewish sect that practices arranged marriages and full-body coverings for girls as young as three. The sect is estimated to consist of about 200 to 300 people and rejects the state of Israel.
Laws demanding Muslim women wear headscarves or take them off represent two sides of the same coin: controlling their right to choose.
The release is the latest twist in events surrounding the group after a dramatic breakout in Mexico.
- The Oklahoman
We are left to ponder how long our new monuments will be allowed to last. Is the truth as we yearn for it today simply a commodity to bulldoze?
- The Daily Telegram
Jesus is the embodiment of holiness. His flesh was wrapped in life and light, including his clothes.
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Michigan Health terminated physician assistant for religious beliefs, lawyer says: 'Serious injustice'
Lawyers for a physician assistant in Michigan are demanding she be reinstated after she was allegedly terminated because of her religious objections to transgender procedures.
- Associated Press
Advocates for victims of clergy sexual abuse delivered a list of more than 300 publicly accused abusers to the Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco on Thursday as they urged him to release his “secret” files on credibly accused priests. The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests took aim at Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for being one 15 U.S. bishops — representing fewer than 10% of all dioceses — not to publicly name abusive clerics.
The pop-country star said “there was no room for debate” with the iconic TV show host.
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After a century-old prayer duel between two prophets, John Alexander Dowie and Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Dowie's envisioned Christian utopia, Zion, Illinois, will gain its first official mosque for the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. (Sept. 30) (AP Video: Jessie Wardarski)
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STORY: Amini's death two weeks ago has sparked anti-government protests across Iran, with protesters often calling for the end of the Islamic clerical establishment's more than four decades in power.Angry demonstrations have spread to over 80 cities nationwide since the Sept. 13 death of 22-year-old Amini, after she was arrested for "unsuitable attire" by the morality police who enforce the Islamic Republic's strict dress code.
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Indonesia’s elite counterterrorism police have killed a militant who was the last remaining member of an organization that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, police said Friday. Police said Al Ikhwarisman, also known as Jaid, was a key member of the East Indonesia Mujahideen network. The East Indonesia Mujahideen, known by the Indonesian acronym MIT, has claimed responsibility for the killings of police officers and minority Christians, some by beheading, and has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.
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Police say the suspect set a fire in the parking lot of St. James Missionary Baptist Church
- The Daily Jeffersonian
Shells on the ocean shoreline are in a constant state of motion while getting beaten from all sides by the waves. Life is like that too.