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A Christian group teaches public school students during the school day. Their footprint is growing

A Christian group teaches public school students during the school day. Their footprint is growing

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Ohio nonprofit that provides off-site Bible instruction to public school students during classroom hours says it will triple its programs in Indiana this fall after new legislation forced school districts to comply.
How this Maryland pastor ended up leading one of the fastest-growing churches in the nation

How this Maryland pastor ended up leading one of the fastest-growing churches in the nation

CALVERTON, Md. (AP) — The Rev. Matthew L.

Probe launched after Jewish student group omitted from New Jersey high school yearbook

A New Jersey school district has hired an outside law firm to investigate how and why a Jewish student group was erased from the high school yearbook, with the members’ names omitted from the page and their photo replaced with a picture of a group of
Pope recreates the 2014 Mideast peace prayer in Vatican Gardens to beg for an end to Gaza conflict

Pope recreates the 2014 Mideast peace prayer in Vatican Gardens to beg for an end to Gaza conflict

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis gathered the Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors to the Vatican Gardens on Friday to pray for an end to the war in Gaza, marking the 10th anniversary of a similar encounter with the Israeli and Palestinian presidents with a n
Judge dismisses Native American challenge to $10B SunZia energy transmission project in Arizona

Judge dismisses Native American challenge to $10B SunZia energy transmission project in Arizona

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MPs calling out hate while disparaging Israel criticism 'duplicitous': Muslim groups

MPs calling out hate while disparaging Israel criticism 'duplicitous': Muslim groups

OTTAWA — Muslim groups called on political parties to work harder to stamp out Islamophobia in Canada on Thursday, and to not paint criticism of Israel as antisemitic.
Papal switcheroo as Francis changes plans at last minute to visit different Rome community

Papal switcheroo as Francis changes plans at last minute to visit different Rome community

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis slipped out of the Vatican on Thursday to meet with members of a local Roman parish as part of his new initiative of surprise papal prayer sessions ahead of next year’s Jubilee .
Vatican detains ex-employee who allegedly tried to sell back manuscript of Bernini's basilica canopy

Vatican detains ex-employee who allegedly tried to sell back manuscript of Bernini's basilica canopy

ROME (AP) — Vatican police have detained a former employee on charges of attempted extortion after he allegedly tried to sell a 17th-century gilded manuscript describing Bernini’s designs for the altar canopy of St.
Southern Baptists are poised to ban churches with women pastors. Some are urging them to reconsider

Southern Baptists are poised to ban churches with women pastors. Some are urging them to reconsider

From its towering white steeple and red-brick facade to its Sunday services filled with rousing gospel hymns and evangelistic sermons, First Baptist Church of Alexandria, Virginia, bears many of the classic hallmarks of a Southern Baptist church .
In Hawaii, Maui council opposes US Space Force plan to build new telescopes on Haleakala volcano

In Hawaii, Maui council opposes US Space Force plan to build new telescopes on Haleakala volcano

HONOLULU (AP) — Local officials on the Hawaiian island of Maui on Wednesday voted to oppose a U.S. military proposal to build new telescopes on the summit of Haleakala volcano, the latest observatory project to meet objection in the islands. The U.S.