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.
Ahead of the election, leaders of the antiabortion movement faced a divide: Should they support Donald Trump, who would be more likely to push their policy proposals forward, but risk having Americans associate him with their movement?
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....
ST. LOUIS-The advocacy group Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests has for decades pressured Catholic Church officials and helped expose clergy sex abuse cases that resulted in large payouts to victims and their attorneys.Now the table is being turned on SNAP.
PARIS (RNS) The powerful Grand Mosque of Paris will pull out of a new, state-sponsored Muslim foundation, criticizing “interference” in how Islam is exercised, at a time of simmering tensions surrounding France’s second-largest faith, its spokesman said.
PEOPLE OF FAITH STOOD IN UNITY AT WOMEN’S MARCH IN WASHINGTON D.C.
The early morning hours of January 21 saw large gatherings of women and men in Washington D.C. carrying around signs stating “Love Trumps Hate” and “I’m With Her.” The gathering was part of the much-awaited Women’s March on Washington 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.
RALEIGH - A gay teacher sued a Roman Catholic school on Wednesday for firing him after he announced his wedding to a man, the latest in a series of legal fights over anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people.
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...