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California governor denies parole for Manson follower

13 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

California Gov. Jerry Brown is denying parole for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson.

Baker wants US Supreme Court to hear gay wedding cake case

15 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A suburban Denver baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case after a lower court ruled he must provide the service despite his Christian beliefs.

WikiLeaks: Democratic Party officials appear to discuss using Sanders's faith against him

18 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Internal Democratic emails published by WikiLeaks show references to religion ahead of primaries in Kentucky and West Virginia.

Emails: Group asked governor for religious objections order

20 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Emails disclosed in a lawsuit over a blocked Mississippi law that protects religious objections to same-sex marriage show a Christian legal group asked Gov. Phil Bryant to institute the protections through an executive order in 2015...

Thoughts from the RNC: We have Become a Nation of Fear

20 hours agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Embed from Getty Images   By Alan Howard The 2016 Republican Party National Convention has been consigned to history. And what a convention it was. It seemed like the overarching theme was one word: Fear. Fear of lost jobs, of immigrants and refugees, loss of Christian identity, fear of terrorism and Muslims, fear of black [Read More...]

As nuns’ numbers fall, pope says OK to use social media

21 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A Vatican official says the number of nuns who dedicate their lives to prayer and contemplating God is dwindling, even as Pope Francis has written a new document praising their relevance in the world.

Friday Links

Saudi Arabia announced it will be sending four female athletes to Rio Olympics. It follows separate release about male squad amid ongoing sensitivity about the issue in the Gulf kingdom. Indian Muslim women defy tradition and men to be judges. The year-long program aims to produce a steady stream of female “Qadis” across India. She […]

Justice Department: Town discriminated against Muslims

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

The U.S. Justice Department is suing a suburban Philadelphia town, alleging its denial of a permit for a mosque in 2014 constituted religious discrimination.

Religion news in brief

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US reviews Turkish extradition request for Muslim cleric

Correction: Muslim Cleric story

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

In a story July 15 about a Muslim cleric accused of being behind a coup attempt in Turkey, The Associated Press misspelled the Turkish president’s first name. He is Recep Tayyip Erdogan, not Recip Tayyip Erdogan.

Biblical sale: Christian theme park puts items on the block

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

In the market for a throne, a Roman gladiator’s helmet or a near life-size Nativity scene?

Christians should put their faith above their race and culture, the Rev. Tony Evans says

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Tony evans; racism; black lives matter; black christianity, all lives matter; race and christianity;

Dylann Roof lawyer asks to keep evidence out of church trial

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A lawyer defending the man charged in the Charleston church shootings wants a judge to keep some video and other evidence out of his federal hate crimes trial, and says explaining why in public could harm prospects of seating an impartial jury.

Teach Your Kids About Black Lives Matter Now

by Sana H. Aaser hile Muslims were celebrating the final days of Ramadan and Eid, two unarmed black men – Philando Castile and Alton Sterling – were shot and killed by police officers in separate events in Minneapolis and Baton Rouge. These recent events underscore a disheartening trend: young black men in America are nine times more likely […]

Twin Cities Archdiocese admits wrongdoing in abuse case

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis publicly admitted wrongdoing Wednesday for the way it handled sexual abuse allegations against a former priest, while prosecutors dropped criminal charges that alleged the archdiocese turned a blind eye to his repeated misconduct.

Islamic relief agency admits illegal funds transfer to Iraq

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A Missouri-based Islamic charity that was shut down after being identified by the federal government as a global terrorist organization admitted in federal court Wednesday that it illegally funneled $1.4 million to Iraq in violation of U.S. sanctions.

Missouri woman faces more charges linked to online threats

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A southwest Missouri woman accused of sympathizing with the Islamic State group is facing more federal charges related to her alleged online threats against federal agents and military members.

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