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Judge Blocks Trump Order on Refugees Amid Chaos and Outcry Worldwide - The New York Times

January 29, 2017
WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Brooklyn came to the aid of scores of refugees and others who were trapped at airports across the United States on Saturday after an executive order signed by President Trump, which sought to keep many foreigners from entering the country, led to chaotic scenes across the globe.

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National LGBTQ Task Force to Review TN Episcopal Same-Sex Marriage Ban - World Religion News

January 26, 2017
DECISION TO CREATE TASK FORCE TAKEN AFTER TENNESSEE BISHOP BANS SAME-SEX MARRIAGES IN HIS DIOCESE DESPITE OFFICIAL PERMISSION BY CHURCH AT NATIONAL LEVEL. The Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee has turned to the National LGBTQ Task Force to review the Church’s ongoing issues with ministers officiating at same-sex marriages. Although the Episcopal Church at the national level has given official permission in 2015 to all Episcopalian churches to accept gay marriages, it had also allowed bishops to choose whether or not they will accept same-sex marriages at the diocesan level or not....
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2017 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Events - World Religion News

January 26, 2017
HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is annually observed on the 27th of January. It’s a solemn commemoration of the Holocaust which is considered to be the darkest period during the Nazi regime wherein millions of Jews including all other cultural minorities are brutally killed in mass concentration camps across the German-occupied Europe. The primary objective of the holiday is to honor both the deceased and surviving victims as well as to promote awareness of the Holocaust worldwide.

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Since Trump's Election, Sanctuary Churches Have Doubled - World Religion News

January 22, 2017
MORE CHURCHES HAVE BECOME SANCTUARIES FOR MUSLIMS AFTER TRUMP WON THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER. A coalition of faith communities referred to as the PICO National Network reported that the number of church sanctuaries offering refuge to people under threat of being deported from the U.S. has grown to 800. This comes in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential election victory, after he campaigned on anti-immigrant rhetoric and promised to deport 2-3 million immigrants as soon as he came into power. The faith communities are largely Christian but have signaled intent to...
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