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Advocates for Religious Freedom Split on Views of LGBT Issues - World Religion News

January 22, 2017
ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS AND LIBERALS HARBOR DIFFERENT VIEWS ON GAY RIGHTS. Influential conservative Christians in the United States, comprised of leaders from almost 90 churches, evangelical seminaries, ministries and publications, of both Orthodox and Catholic clergy, have signed a statement which rejects any kind of legal efforts to protect Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or SOGI. They believe the proposed SOGI laws threaten basic freedoms. The writings were part of the campaign titled “Preserve Freedom, Reject Coercion” by Colson Center for Christian Worldview....
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Bomb Threats Reported at Multiple Jewish Centers Spread Throughout the U.S. - World Religion News

January 22, 2017
16 BOMB THREAT CALLS WERE MADE TO JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS ACROSS THE U.S. MONDAY. Bomb threats had been reported on Monday at various Jewish Community Centers located across multiple U.S. states. According to the authorities, there is no clear information on whether the threats were in some way connected.

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In sign of resolve, Pope taps O'Malley for Vatican office handling abuse cases

January 15, 2017
Boston’s Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, who sits on the council of cardinal advisers who help Pope Francis in the reform of the Roman Curia, and who leads the Commission for the Protection of Minors, was appointed on Saturday to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in what some will see as a sign of resolve in the fight against clerical sexual abuse.

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Sellers Ordered to Stop Selling Burqas in Morocco - World Religion News

January 15, 2017
MOROCCAN GOVERNMENT AIMS AT STEPPING UP NATIONAL SECURITY BY BANNING THE FULL VEIL; HIJABS STILL ALLOWED. The government of Morocco has taken its fight against Islamic extremism to a new height by banning the full veil all across the country. So far, no formal rule has been there forcing women to wear the full veil. Muslim women in Morocco have only been wearing the hijab without covering their faces. However, the full veil has been followed by women in more conservative regions of the African country.

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