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RELIGION AND BELIEFS
Islamophobia Is A Global Crisis -- And It’s Time We View It That Way
Akbar Shahid Ahmed
The attack in New Zealand shows the problem is only getting worse, as anti-Muslim rhetoric has emboldened extremists across the globe.
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How To Fight Islamophobia In America, No Matter Your Faith
The U.S. is no stranger to discrimination against Muslims. Here's how you can fight back.
Australian Senator Blames Muslims For New Zealand Mosque Shooting
Senator and unabashed bigot Fraser Anning once called for a "final solution" for Muslims.
Catholic Diocese Demands Apology After Pete Davidson's R. Kelly Joke
The "Saturday Night Live" comedian equated the church's sex abuse scandal with the singer's in a "Weekend Update" bit.
Utah Teacher Apologizes For Ash Wednesday Cross Incident
Fourth-grade teacher Moana Patterson said she thought the cross was dirt, and she gave William a wet wipe to clean off not knowing it was a religious symbol.
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Furor Surrounding Ilhan Omar Remarks Intensifies National Debate Over Israel
By David Crary, AP
Activists have been criticizing Israeli policies towards Palestinians long before the Minnesota congresswoman.
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Catholic School Refuses To Enroll Same-Sex Couple's Child, Upsetting Other Parents
Kansas parents ask why this didn't happen to those who divorced and remarried or otherwise fall short of Catholic doctrine.
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Portland Bans Discrimination Against Atheists And Agnostics
Oregon's biggest city is the second in the U.S. to extend nondiscrimination protections to nonreligious people.
Pope Francis Vows No More Sex-Abuse Coverups, 'As Was Usual In The Past'
The pope botched a known coverup case last year in Chile.
Searing Testimony Heard At Vatican Sex Abuse Summit
Pope Francis, the first Latin American pope, called the summit after he himself botched a well-known sex abuse cover-up case in Chile last year.
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Church Manager Accused Of Stealing $1.2 Million For Family Trips, Personal Expenses
David Reiter allegedly skimmed money from a Pennsylvania Presbyterian church for years -- while playing an active role in his faith community.
Activists Tear Down Statue Of Priest Accused Of Sexual Abuse
Protesters demolished the statue of a late Catholic priest who was accused of having sexually abused children.
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Polish Activists Topple Statue Of Catholic Priest Accused Of Abusing Minors
By Vanessa Gera, AP
Three men attached a rope around a statue of Monsignor Henryk Jankowski and pulled it down.
Ahead Of Vatican Summit On Abuse, Survivors Demand Accountability
By Nicole Winfield, AP
On the eve of Pope Francis’ high-stakes abuse prevention summit, survivors of clergy abuse gather to state their demands.
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French Rally Against Anti-Semitism Draws Thousands After Sharp Spike In Attacks
Massive crowds gathered at rallies in cities across France a day after vandals defaced a Jewish cemetery with swastikas.
Southern Baptists Share Strategic Plan To Address Sexual Abuse
Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear has announced 10 potential reforms to address the issue of sexual abuse.
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French Writer Alleges Vatican Is One Of The World’s Largest Gay Communities
By Nicole Winfield and Angela Charlton, AP
Author Frederic Martel is claiming Catholic priests publicly denounce homosexuality while privately leading double lives.
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Feminist Pastor Unveils Vulva Sculpture Made Of Old Purity Rings
Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber’s project sought to transform purity rings — symbols of a patriarchal theology that she believes has harmed women.
Chris Pratt Responds To Ellen Page’s Claim His Church Is ‘Infamously Anti-LGBTQ’
The actor said that Zoe Church "opens their doors to absolutely everyone."
Southern Baptist Leaders Promise 'Change' After Report Uncovers Rampant Sexual Abuse
Almost 400 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct since 1998, according to a damning report.
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How Can American Jews Stay Safe Now?
By Mitch Eiven, On Assignment For HuffPost
Rabbis aren't sure what it'll take to protect their congregants -- or whether guns should be part of the solution.
Ellen Page Calls Out Chris Pratt for Supporting 'Infamously Anti-LGBTQ Church'
Young, hip evangelical churches like Zoe and Hillsong have attracted a slew of celebrity followers -- while being privately unsupportive of same-sex marriage.
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People Who Attend Worship Services Regularly Are Happier Than Others, Study Suggests
A new Pew Research Center study investigates the connection between religion and well-being.
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Pope Admits Some Catholic Priests, Bishops Have Sexually Abused Nuns
The pope publicly confirmed that some priests have subjected nuns to "sexual slavery," and pledged to take action.
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Catholic Leaders In Texas Identify 286 Clergy Members Accused Of Sexual Abuse
By David Warren, Associated Press
Fourteen diocese released the names of priests and officials facing accusations of child abuse that span as far back as 1950.
This Nun Is Fighting To End Sexual Abuse In India’s Churches Despite Threats
By Piyasree Dasgupta and Meryl Sebastian, HuffPost India
Going against the church is equivalent to going against the entire society for nuns, but Lucy Kalapura is not perturbed.
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