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Interfaith efforts strained by Israeli-Palestinian violence

Interfaith efforts strained by Israeli-Palestinian violence

 

Charges filed after mummy of spiritual leader found in home

Charges filed after mummy of spiritual leader found in home

 

Mormon sex therapist ousted from faith for critiques

Mormon sex therapist ousted from faith for critiques

 

Musicians play Sikh hymns during Vaisakhi celebrations at Guru Nanak Darbar of Long Island, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 in Hicksville, N.Y. Sikhs across the United States are holding toned-down Vaisakhi celebrations this week, joining people of other faiths in observing major holidays cautiously this spring as COVID-19 keeps an uneven hold on the country. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Sikhs mark toned-down holiday amid continuing virus concerns

Sikhs mark toned-down holiday amid continuing virus concerns

Musicians play Sikh hymns during Vaisakhi celebrations at Guru Nanak Darbar of Long Island, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 in Hicksville, N.Y. Sikhs across the United States are holding toned-down Vaisakhi celebrations this week, joining people of other faiths in observing major holidays cautiously this spring as COVID-19 keeps an uneven hold on the country. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Free Reformed Church is seen as people attend Sunday Service, in Chilliwack, B.C., on Sunday, February 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. churches to appeal court decision that upheld COVID-19 restrictions

B.C. churches to appeal court decision that upheld COVID-19 restrictions

Free Reformed Church is seen as people attend Sunday Service, in Chilliwack, B.C., on Sunday, February 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Jerry Ritt, left, and Hershel Kagan, stand in the backyard of their home in Ottawa, in front of tarps that shielded their heated patio, on Thursday, March 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Jerry Ritt, left, and Hershel Kagan, stand in the backyard of their home in Ottawa, in front of tarps that shielded their heated patio, on Thursday, March 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Supporters rally outside court as Pastor James Coates of GraceLife Church is in court to appeal bail conditions, after he was arrested for holding day services in violation of COVID-19 rules, in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday March 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

‘Law remains valid:’ Pastor accused of violating health orders to remain in jail

‘Law remains valid:’ Pastor accused of violating health orders to remain in jail

Supporters rally outside court as Pastor James Coates of GraceLife Church is in court to appeal bail conditions, after he was arrested for holding day services in violation of COVID-19 rules, in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday March 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
People leave Riverside Calvary Chapel after Sunday Service at the church, in Langley, B.C., on February 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Judge questions whether B.C.’s top doctor appreciated right to religious freedom

Judge questions whether B.C.’s top doctor appreciated right to religious freedom

People leave Riverside Calvary Chapel after Sunday Service at the church, in Langley, B.C., on February 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Dr. Bonnie Henry is joined by Dr. Penny Ballem as they arrive to talk about phase 2 in B.C.'s COVID-19 immunization plan at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, March 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Lawyer for churches says in-person gatherings important to religious freedom

Lawyer for churches says in-person gatherings important to religious freedom

Dr. Bonnie Henry is joined by Dr. Penny Ballem as they arrive to talk about phase 2 in B.C.'s COVID-19 immunization plan at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, March 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018 file photo, Supporters surround a group who perform the Islamic midday prayer outside the White House in Washington during a rally on the one-year anniversary of the Trump Administration's first partial travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim majority countries. Faith-based organizations involved in refugee resettlement are celebrating President Joe Biden’s new executive order that intends to lift the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. to 125,000 — a massive increase compared to reduced numbers under former President Trump. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Faith groups say refugee program will take time to rebuild

Faith groups say refugee program will take time to rebuild

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018 file photo, Supporters surround a group who perform the Islamic midday prayer outside the White House in Washington during a rally on the one-year anniversary of the Trump Administration's first partial travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim majority countries. Faith-based organizations involved in refugee resettlement are celebrating President Joe Biden’s new executive order that intends to lift the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. to 125,000 — a massive increase compared to reduced numbers under former President Trump. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
This Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, photo shows the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. According to the Boston Archdiocese’s website, its central ministries office received about $3 million, while its parishes and schools collected about $32 million more from the federal government’s small business emergency relief program in 2020. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

Sitting on billions, Catholic dioceses amassed taxpayer aid

Scores of Catholic dioceses across the U.S. aid during the pandemic

  • Feb 4, 2021
This Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, photo shows the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. According to the Boston Archdiocese’s website, its central ministries office received about $3 million, while its parishes and schools collected about $32 million more from the federal government’s small business emergency relief program in 2020. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
This Jan. 26, 2021 photo shows St. Brigid Catholic Church in South Central Los Angeles. (Alejandra Molina/RNS via AP)

At Amanda Gorman’s church, ‘everybody is a freedom fighter’

At Amanda Gorman’s church, ‘everybody is a freedom fighter’

This Jan. 26, 2021 photo shows St. Brigid Catholic Church in South Central Los Angeles. (Alejandra Molina/RNS via AP)
A person wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 walks past a directional arrow painted on the road, in Vancouver, on Sunday, December 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Legal group fights B.C. government’s COVID-19 rules on protests and places of worship

Legal group fights B.C. government’s COVID-19 rules on protests and places of worship

A person wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 walks past a directional arrow painted on the road, in Vancouver, on Sunday, December 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - In this June 14, 2020 file photo, protesters gather on Hollywood Boulevard for a march organized by black members of the LGBTQ community, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Under Trump there have been some rollbacks in civil rights protections for LGBTQ people that Biden is vowing to restore and expand. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

After turbulent 2020, faith in America faces more big issues

After turbulent 2020, faith in America faces more big issues

FILE - In this June 14, 2020 file photo, protesters gather on Hollywood Boulevard for a march organized by black members of the LGBTQ community, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Under Trump there have been some rollbacks in civil rights protections for LGBTQ people that Biden is vowing to restore and expand. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man lights candles on the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in Jerusalem, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday that celebrates the re-dedication of the Second Temple at the time of the Maccabee rebellion. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

US Jews plan smaller Hanukkah celebrations amid virus

US Jews plan smaller Hanukkah celebrations amid virus

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man lights candles on the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in Jerusalem, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday that celebrates the re-dedication of the Second Temple at the time of the Maccabee rebellion. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2018, file photo Bishop Reginald T. Jackson, the presiding prelate of the Sixth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, speaks at the 155th Emancipation Proclamation Day Celebration held at the Greater Emmanuel Tabernacle in Savannah, Ga. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News via AP, File)

Faith takes the forefront as Georgia Senate runoffs heat up

Faith takes the forefront as Georgia Senate runoffs heat up

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2018, file photo Bishop Reginald T. Jackson, the presiding prelate of the Sixth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, speaks at the 155th Emancipation Proclamation Day Celebration held at the Greater Emmanuel Tabernacle in Savannah, Ga. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News via AP, File)
FILE - This Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 file photo shows Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio as Pope Francis, right, arrives at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The longtime head of the Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn said Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, that a ruling by the Supreme Court that barred New York from enforcing certain restrictions on religious services in areas hit hard by the coronavirus is a “good decision” that guarantees constitutional protections for the free exercise of religion. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, Pool, File)

Brooklyn bishop hails ruling, says diocese in line with pope

Brooklyn bishop hails ruling, says diocese in line with pope

FILE - This Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 file photo shows Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio as Pope Francis, right, arrives at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The longtime head of the Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn said Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, that a ruling by the Supreme Court that barred New York from enforcing certain restrictions on religious services in areas hit hard by the coronavirus is a “good decision” that guarantees constitutional protections for the free exercise of religion. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, Pool, File)
President-elect Joe Biden arrives at St. Joseph On the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Catholics divided as bishops examine Biden’s abortion stance

Catholics divided as bishops examine Biden’s abortion stance

President-elect Joe Biden arrives at St. Joseph On the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
In this Oct. 11, 2020, photo taken from video and provided by Wayne Bakker, former pastor of East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church, Keith Mannes, leads an outdoor service via Facebook Live in Holland, Mich. Mannes stepped aside from his pastoral role at the church earlier in October 2020 after three decades of ministry, saying he loved his church but felt alienated from the broader institution. (Wayne Bakker via AP)

Fraught election puts faith leaders through a political test

Fraught election puts faith leaders through a political test

In this Oct. 11, 2020, photo taken from video and provided by Wayne Bakker, former pastor of East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church, Keith Mannes, leads an outdoor service via Facebook Live in Holland, Mich. Mannes stepped aside from his pastoral role at the church earlier in October 2020 after three decades of ministry, saying he loved his church but felt alienated from the broader institution. (Wayne Bakker via AP)
What’s in a name? At the Vatican, a debate on inclusiveness

What’s in a name? At the Vatican, a debate on inclusiveness

What’s in a name? At the Vatican, a debate on inclusiveness

What’s in a name? At the Vatican, a debate on inclusiveness