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Friday | Religion News Service

Eastern Catholic patriarchs denounce Islamic Statea s a crimes against humanitya

VATICAN CITY The patriarchs and church leaders of Eastern Catholic churches have denounced as "crimes against humanity" the violence committed by the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Christian Music, World News, Middle East, Lebanon,

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Religion News Service

Christian leaders call for end to US strikes in Iraq, focus on peaceful resolution

Even as some prominent Christians are calling on the U.S. to take more forceful military action against Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria, more than 50 mainly Catholic and Protestant leaders are telling President Obama to halt American airstrikes and pursue solely peaceful means to resolve the conflict.

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Related Topix: Christian Music, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Creative Commons, Creative Commons Company, Lancashire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Pope Benedict XVI

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Religion News Service

ideologies

Mapping out the politics of religions and churches in the United States Created by Corner of Church & State, and RNS blog What are the political positions of religions and churches in America? This new graph maps the ideologies of 44 different religious groups using data comes from Pew's Religious Landscape survey.

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Related Topix: Christian Music

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Religion News Service

Is James Foley a martyr? A brutal death sparks a faith-based debate

Bishop Peter Anthony Libasci of Manchester, N.H., speaks during a vigil on Saturday for slain journalist James Foley at the Rochester Commons in Rochester, N.H. Photo courtesy of Shawn St.Hilaire / Democrat Photo From the moment news broke that U.S. journalist James Foley had been beheaded by Islamic State extremists in the Middle East, many ... (more)

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Related Topix: Christian Music, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

Religion News Service

Churches must provide a space where people are free to be themselves

Bilingual Sunday morning service at Grandview Park Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Kan., on Jan. 13, 2013.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, KS, Christian Music

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Religion News Service

Michael Browna s funeral echoes with cries for justice

ST. LOUIS Justice was a recurring theme as thousands of mourners packed the mammoth Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church on Monday for the funeral of Michael Brown, a black teen whose fatal shooting following a confrontation with a white police officer set off weeks of sometimes violent protests.

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Related Topix: Christian Music, Documentary Movies, Malcolm X, Drama Movies, Biography Movies

Sun Aug 24, 2014

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Kent Brantley, U.S. Missionary Doctor, Discharged After Recovering From Ebola

An American doctor treated for Ebola, Kent Brantly, was discharged from Atlanta's Emory University Hospital Thursday .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Christian Music, Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Healthcare Industry

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Mark Driscoll Steps Down As Mars Hill Pastor During Review

Controversial Seattle megachurch founder Mark Driscoll will step down for at least six weeks while church leaders review formal charges lodged by a group of pastors that he abused his power.

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Related Topix: Christian Music, Public Relations, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Religion News Service

Mark Driscoll charged with abusive behavior by 21 former Mars Hill pastors

Driscoll has been an influential but edgy pastor within conservative evangelical circles for several years.

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Related Topix: Christian Music, Corinth, NY

Religion News Service

Atheist politicians may run the UK, but they remain closeted in the US

LONDON During a visit here four years ago, Maggie Ardiente of the American Humanist Association bragged to her British counterparts about the one atheist in the U.S. Congress, Rep. Pete Stark of California.

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Related Topix: US News, Christian Music, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Barney Frank, Democrat, Representative Kyrsten Sinema

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Religion News Service

Atheists may not pray, Brevard (Fla.) county commissioners say

A group of county commissioners in Florida is testing a recent Supreme Court decision by banning atheists from delivering an invocation before local public meetings.

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Related Topix: Christian Music, Florida, Florida Government

Religion News Service

Pope to Iraqi president: a I appeal to you with my heart full of paina

Pope Francis has written to the president of Iraq, calling for an end to the "brutal suffering of Christians and other religious minorities" and urging political leaders to end the humanitarian crisis in the country.

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Related Topix: Travel, Iraq Travel, Middle East Travel, Christian Music, Pope Benedict XVI

Religion News Service

Recovered from Ebola, US missionary Kent Brantly discharged

Kent Brantly of Samaritan's Purse, right, gives orders for medication to administer to the Ebola patients through the doorway of the isolation unit in Liberia.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Christian Music, Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Religion News Service

Global religious hot spots get their own U.S. envoy

WASHINGTON As the Islamic State tears across Iraq and Syria this summer, sending religious minorities fleeing for their lives, Congress created a new job at the State Department - one the president needs to fill immediately, say those who pushed for the position.

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Related Topix: US News, Christian Music, Religion, Judaism, US Politics, Anna Eshoo, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Religion News Service

A bride and groom place their hands on a Bible during a wedding ceremony. Photo by Greg Kendall-Ball

For decades, evangelical leaders have touted "virginity pledges" as a way for teens and young adults to "save themselves for marriage."

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Related Topix: Wedding, Christian Music, University of Washington, Human Sexuality, National Mall, US National Parks

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Religion News Service

Farm owners fined for saying no to lesbian wedding

Jennifer McCarthy and Melisa Erwin, a same-sex couple from Newark, requested to use the Liberty Ridge Farm for their wedding ceremony and were denied.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, New York, Christian Music

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Religion News Service

Islamic militias continue spread beyond the Middle East into African nations

A street in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, before the war.a The city is now in ruins due to the war.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, Kenya, Christian Music, Tradewest, National Geographic, Video Games, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Religion News Service

America's Christian conservatives ponder a a Babylonian exilea

From the moment they set foot on North American soil, the Puritans who came to the continent viewed their "errand into the wilderness" through a biblical lens, seeing themselves as modern-day Israelites building a New Jerusalem in the New World.

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Related Topix: Christian Music, Israel, World News, Middle East, Westminster Theological Seminary, Wedding

Religion News Service

At church rally, community pours out support for Michael Browna s family

Activist and television show host Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at Greater Grace Church in Florissant on Sunday , during a rally for justice for an unarmed teen shot by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, Lacy Clay, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Christian Music

Sun Aug 17, 2014

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Evangelical Leaders Will Visit Israel To Show Support, Ask God To 'Protect Her From Her Enemies'

Several high-profile evangelical leaders will travel to Israel next week as a part of the "Christians in Solidarity with Israel" trip put together by the National Religious Broadcasters in response to the most recent conflict in Gaza.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Christian Music, Matthews, NC, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

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