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What’s behind Cameron’s embrace of ‘Christian Britain’?

Even the Anglican Church admits that Britons are not exactly known for their regular religious attendance. So when Prime Minister David Cameron claimed that the UK is a “Christian country” that should be “more evangelical” about its faith, it definitely … Continue reading

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El Salvador church leaders call for new gang truce

By Nelson Renteria SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – Church leaders in El Salvador on Tuesday said they want to revive a fragile truce between the country’s powerful street gangs in order to curb a resurgence of violent crime. Catholic Bishop Fabio … Continue reading

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Church deacon, fugitive in 1981 killing, arrested in Texas

By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – A 78-year-old church deacon in Texas has been arrested for a Pennsylvania murder after 33 years as a fugitive, authorities said on Tuesday. Joseph Lewis Miller was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Mineola, … Continue reading

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Lawmaker shelves bill to name Bible as state book

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Shreveport lawmaker is scrapping his proposal to name the Bible as Louisiana’s official state book. Republican Rep. Thomas Carmody told the state House on Monday that he wouldn’t pursue the measure. He said lawmakers … Continue reading

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Boy Scouts revoke Seattle church’s charter over gay scout leader

By Jonathan Kaminsky (Reuters) – The Boy Scouts of America has severed ties with a Seattle church that has insisted on allowing a gay man to remain as a troop leader, the youth organization said on Monday. It is likely … Continue reading

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John Paul saint-maker: Pope not involved in Legion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Polish priest who has spearheaded the case to make Pope John Paul II a saint says there is no documentation that he had any “personal involvement” in the scandal of the Legion of Christ religious … Continue reading

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Boy Scouts ban Seattle church from hosting troop

SEATTLE (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America has revoked the charter of a Seattle church because it allowed a gay adult to continue leading a troop. A Boy Scouts of America attorney told Rainier Beach United Methodist Church last … Continue reading

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Car crashes into Florida church during Easter service

MIAMI (Reuters) – A car crashed into a Fort Myers, Florida, church filled with 200 people attending the Easter Sunday service, injuring at least 18, police said. Worshipers at the Second Haitian Baptist Church used car jacks on Sunday night … Continue reading

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Boy Scouts ban church that let gay man lead troop

SEATTLE (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America has revoked its charter agreement with a Seattle church that refused to remove a gay troop leader after the organization withdrew his membership. A Boy Scouts attorney told Rainier Beach United Methodist … Continue reading

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Car hits packed Florida church, injuring about 20

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A car slammed into a packed Florida church Sunday night just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, barreling through its brick outer wall and several rows of pews and injuring about 20 … Continue reading

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