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Supreme Court seems favorable to religious education funding

January 23, 2020

By Mark Sherman WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared ready Wednesday to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program that could make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states. The court was sharply divided along ideological lines in arguments over a provision in Montana’s constitution that bars…

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Massive Christian event sold out in minutes after Kanye West announced he would be performing

January 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Kanye West (Photo: shuttertstock) For over 20 years, Awaken 2020 has ministered to thousands of people, but this year, it’s seeing unprecedented attendance numbers, thanks largely to  largely to Kanye West, according to Faithwire. When the controversial rapper, turned outspoken Christian, announced earlier this week that he and his Sunday Service choir would…

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Beverly Allen – A life journey of love and happiness

January 16, 2020

(1947-2020) “If you are reading my story, the Ship of Zion has sailed and I’m now free of pain – Hallelujah!” On January 9, 2020, God whispered, “Come journey with me, where I will give you rest!”  Beverly Allen, 72, died last Thursday at Pennsylvania Hospital after a brief illness. Affectionately called “Jean” by her…

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Methodists propose split in gay marriage, clergy impasse

January 9, 2020

ABOBE PHOTO: FILE – In this April 19, 2019, file photo, a gay pride rainbow flag flies along with the U.S. flag in front of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village, Kan., United Methodist Church leaders are proposing creation of a separate division that would let more traditional denominations break away because of…

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Man who made 27,000 crosses for shooting victims is retiring

January 2, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Greg Zanis AURORA, Ill. (AP) _ An Illinois man who made more than 27,000 crosses to commemorate victims of mass shootings across the country is retiring. Greg Zanis came to realize, after 23 years, his Crosses for Losses ministry was beginning to take a personal and financial toll on him, according to The…

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Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations issues statement condemning attack

January 2, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Neighbors gather to show their support of the community near a rabbi’s residence in Monsey, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, following a stabbing Saturday night during a Hanukkah celebration. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) WASHINGTON —  On December 30, The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) shared the following statement from the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish…

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Pope abolishes rules that kept church sex abuse cases secret

December 26, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Pope Francis (shutterstock) Pope Francis has issued an order that has lifted the highest level of secrecy covering child sex abuse cases involving the clergy, a move demanded by campaigners as part of sweeping changes to the way the Catholic Church deals with such allegations. Critics said the claim of “pontifical secrecy” was…

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Notre-Dame Cathedral missed first Christmas Mass in two centuries

December 26, 2019

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris did not hold a Christmas Mass for the first time in more than 200 years, as work continues to repair the structure that was struck by fire in April. Midnight Mass was still be celebrated on Christmas Eve, officials said, but it will took place at the nearby church of Saint-Germain…

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Presents with purpose: Gift ideas that make an impact

December 20, 2019

BPT This holiday season, what if you could give loved ones a present that makes a meaningful impact on the world? Nothing evokes the holiday spirit more than giving gifts that help others in a direct, effective way. Both you and the gift recipient will know you’re making a difference in the lives of people…

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