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Two sisters who survived the Holocaust die just days apart

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Two sisters who survived the Holocaust as girls and moved to the United States afterward died just days apart in their adopted home of Alabama. The Alabama Holocaust Education Center said Ruth Scheuer Siegler died ...

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Rick Warren gives final sermon as pastor of Saddleback

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Influential author and leader Rick Warren preached his final sermon as pastor of Saddleback Church on Sunday. He delivered the same message he preached more than four decades ago, urging those in ...

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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America moving toward overturning social statement on same-sex marriage

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Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who oppose same-sex marriage may no longer enjoy the protection of a social statement that respects their conscience. Delegates to the denomination’s churchwide assembly ...

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Faith leaders urge Senate to reject same-sex marriage bill that passed House

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More than 80 Christian and politically conservative groups delivered a letter to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell asking him to oppose a same-sex marriage bill. The “Respect for Marriage Act” measure gives ...

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House Democrats plan series of votes on variety of social issues this week

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Democratic leaders in the U.S. House plan to hold several votes this week to put members on the record about controversial issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage. They are even voting ...

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70 Georgia congregations join exodus from United Methodist Church

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The exodus of congregations from the United Methodist Church over sexuality issues continues to gain steam. Last week, 70 churches in Georgia officially left the denomination. The North Georgia Conference voted to ...

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Japan upholds ban on same-sex marriage

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A Japanese court has upheld a ban on same-sex marriage by dismissing a lawsuit that argued it was unconstitutional. Three same-sex couples in their 30s and 50s sued in the Osaka District ...

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Government prosecutor said use of word ‘sin’ could be harmful

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It’s still legal to utter the word “sin” in Finland. At least for now. A Finnish court has upheld the right to free speech by dismissing all charges against Finnish MP Päivi ...

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Valentine’s Day brings back that lovin’ feeling

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February is known for cold weather, presidents’ birthdays and Cupid’s delight.  As Valentine’s Day approaches, hearts flutter, lovers sigh and Charlie Brown hopes that little red-haired girl will like the card he’s ...

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Ugandan clergy are divorcing wives for younger church members

KAMPALA, Uganda— Aloysius Bugingo, a senior pastor at House of Prayer Ministries in Kampala, left his wife of 29 years in December and married a younger woman under the customary law. He ...

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U.S. pastors fear Canadian law that jails pastors, counselors over Bible teaching

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Pastors across North America are concerned about a new Canadian law that could effectively make it a crime to affirm biblical teaching about sexual morality. The controversial legislation went into effect January ...

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Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger: Jesus made me a better husband, father

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Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL over the past two decades. Amid speculation that he plans to retire after this season, he ...

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Percentage of married households plummets in latest census report

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Less than 18 percent of the 130 million households in the United States feature married parents with children, according to the latest census data. This represents a decline of more than 40 ...

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Independent Catholic church formed in Kansas City to promote LGBT issues

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The growing liberal independent Catholic movement has come to Kansas City. Christ the King Independent Catholic Church has moved into a new building on the west side of Kansas City near the ...

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Methodist churches want to split from denomination sooner than planned

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Congregations should be able to leave the United Methodist Church now instead of waiting for next year’s General Conference, a group of members told bishops in a letter. The denomination has been ...

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Pope Francis states he opposes abortion and same-sex marriage

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Although Pope Francis has been criticized for several of his more progressive views, he made a strong statement against abortion and same-sex marriage last week. “Abortion is murder; the church cannot change ...

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Americans now lonelier than ever as number of friends declines

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The United States is becoming a lonely place according to a new study on friends. Americans now report they have the fewest close friends since the early 1990s. While most demographics are ...

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Poll: most believe religious freedom necessary to healthy American society

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Contrary to media narratives that say faith is becoming less important in America, a new poll finds a majority say religious freedom is “very” important to a healthy American society. In a ...

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Justin Bieber warns against celebrity ‘pastor worship’

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Justin Bieber has become an unlikely teacher on fame and “pastor worship” for the modern church. In a lengthy front page feature article in the May issue of GQ, Bieber chronicles his own ...

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Vatican: Church cannot bless same-sex unions

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The Catholic Church is affirming that it doesn’t have the power to bless same-sex unions. “Does the church have the power to give the blessing to unions of persons of the same ...

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Max Lucado apologizes for LGBT comments after National Cathedral invitation

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Max Lucado has apologized for “hurtful” comments about the LGBT community but says his support of Biblical marriage remains steadfast. His statement is in response to backlash after the Washington National Cathedral was ...

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Organization shares tips for celebrating National Marriage Week

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National Marriage Week will be observed this week despite the ongoing pandemic. National Marriage Week USA has released a new COVID guide and called for organizations across the United States to provide online marriage-strengthening activities ...

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U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops concerned with Biden and ‘liberty of the church’

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Although President Joe Biden continues to tout his Catholic faith, U.S. bishops question his commitment to central church teachings. José H. Gomez, archbishop of Los Angeles and the president of the U.S. ...

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Promises Keepers launches virtual men’s marriage conference

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Promise Keepers wants to strengthen marriages with a new online marriage conference. The news comes as a Wall Street Journal article shed some light on the extreme pressures at work on marriages ...

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Christian leader cautions viewers about gay-themed Hallmark movies

Several new Hallmark and other Christmas movies celebrate LGBT relationships, according to Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. Hallmark’s movie “The Christmas House” and Hulu’s “Happiest Season” present challenges for Christian ...

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