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How To Navigate Differing COVID Comfort Levels

In many areas of the country, churches that shut down during the first wave of COVID-19 outbreaks have moved back to in-person services and now may be shutting down again. Some members are likely to be uncomfortable with ...

Category: Morality Religion Science

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How Dropping the Number of Refugees Allowed Into the US Is Affecting Displaced Religious Minorities

Historically, the United States has allowed for around 81,000 refugees to be admitted into the country every year. These are often religious minorities or similarly discriminated-against people fleeing from some of the w ...

Category: Aid Morality Politics Religion

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Chinese Uighurs and Religious Persecution

The persecution of people based on their religion has historically created massive challenges and led to the displacement of minority groups across the world. As many developed countries continue to boost their religious ...

Category: Aid Freedom of Religion Human Rights

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Some Religious Communities Continue To Disregard Social Distancing Guidelines

While it is inspiring to see how countless religious groups across faiths are rising to the challenge of adapting to the situation brought on by the novel coronavirus, groups that continue to gather can still be a cause ...

Category: Religion Science

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Pastor Challenges Americans to Donate Stimulus Checks to Evangelicals

Evangelical Pastor Tony Spell challenged Americans to donate their stimulus checks to evangelical groups instead of paying their bills, prompting many to accuse him of promoting a corrupt "prosperity gospel" message. 

Category: Aid Political and Religious Controversy

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Malaysia Instructs Women to Dress Up and Keep Husbands Happy in Quarantine

With rates of domestic violence skyrocketing, the Malaysian government issued tips for how wives can keep their husbands happy during quarantine. Needless to say, critics were outraged by the misogynistic suggestions. 

Category: Equal Rights Health and Wellness

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Immunization Through Faith? That Might Just Go Viral

While many parts of the United States have ordered churchgoers to stay home during the coronavirus, some church leaders are still holding services and telling their congregation that faith in God will protect them

Category: Faith Healing Morality

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Churches Buck Coronavirus Precautions

Many churches still place their congregations at unnecessary risk of coronavirus by continuing to hold in-person services, choir rehersals, and fellowship gatherings. When does "religious freedom" go too far?

Category: Health and Wellness

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Appeals Court Rules 34-Foot Cross in Public Park Not "Religious Symbol"

The Bayview Park Cross in Pensacola, Florida can stay, per a new Appeals Court ruling. They ruled that, given the cross's long tenure in the park, it's no longer a religious symbol, but a neutral symbol of the community.

Category: freedom from religion

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Online Dating as a Christian: Should You Do It?

As of 2019, 39% of heterosexual couples reported having met their significant others online. More than half of Americans have used an online dating service, and nearly three-quarters of single adults say they believe tha ...

Category: Religion Christianity

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