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Green New Deal Picks Up Significant Christian Support

In the never-ending debate over climate change and what, if anything, America should do about it, the Green New Deal, a resolution sponsored by two Democrats, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Sen. Ed Markey ...

Category: Environment Science

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New Lawsuit Accuses Church of Scientology of Human Trafficking

A new lawsuit filed by a former member of the Church of Scientology alleges that the organization engages in abuse, human trafficking, and forced labor. The plaintiff, listed only as Jane Doe, claims she grew up inside t ...

Category: Freedom Human Rights Religion

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Assisted Suicide: Compassionate Help or Murder By Another Name?

Euthanasia, the painless killing of a person suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma, is illegal in the United States. Assisted suicide, on the other hand, is legal in Washington, D.C., ...

Category: Morality Politics

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Is Pope Francis Opening the Door for Married Catholic Priests?

Last week, the Vatican formally opened renewed debate on the controversial issue of allowing married men to become ordained priests. The proposal is a prelude to the scheduled October meeting of the South American bishop ...

Category: Religion

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Catholic School Kicked Out of Archdiocese for Refusing To Fire Gay Teacher

In the latest chapter of the growing debate over the employment of LGBTQ staff in local Catholic educational institutions, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Indiana, kicked the Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School out of the ...

Category: Equal Rights Social Equality Christianity school

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Vaccinations and Religious Freedom

With the upswing in US measles outbreaks in recent years, the controversy over parents refusing to vaccinate their children on religious grounds has not only come to the forefront, but also is sweeping the country. Today ...

Category: Health and Wellness Politics Religion Superstitions

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Alabama Legislators Vote To Ban Abortions

In a long-anticipated move, the Republican-controlled Alabama Senate approved a measure that will, if signed into law by Republican Gov. Kay Ivey, virtually abolish abortion in the state. Any doctor who performs one will ...

Category: Politics Religion Science

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United Methodists Threaten to De-Unite Over LGBT Policies

The differing views held by conservative, centrist, and liberal factions of the United Methodist Church with regard to LGBT policies and practices appear to be coming to a head. At a St. Louis UMC conference in February, ...

Category: Politics Religion Social Justice

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When Thoughts and Prayers Aren’t Enough

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently condemned “thoughts and prayers” after the New Zealand tragedy. Sometimes, Christians say that to be dismissive, “I’ll pray for you, but I just don& ...

Category: Disasters Morality Politics Religion

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7 Movies That Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

On the third Monday of January, Americans remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. If he had lived, he would be 90 years old in 2019. Movies don’t always portray him accurately, but they are a good place to start learn ...

Category: Equal Rights Freedom Politics Social Justice

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