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Grassley Pleased at Joyce Meyer Ministries Accreditation

Posted: 03/13/2009 - The ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee is pleased that one of the televangelists he's investigating has received accreditation from the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

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Tennessee Church Shooter Hoped Attack Would Spur More

Posted: 03/13/2009 - An unemployed truck driver seething over liberalism told police he attacked a church in 2008 because it harbored gays, multiracial families, and what he called "weirdoes and sickos," and he wanted to provoke others to follow his example.

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Texas Pastor Knows Grief of Illinois Church

Posted: 03/13/2009 - The pastor of a Texas church where seven people died in a 1999 shooting will preach at an Illinois church Sunday, one week after its pastor was killed.

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Clergy Abuse Claims Rose Last Year

Posted: 03/13/2009 - A new report from the nation's Roman Catholic bishops says the American church received more abuse claims against clergy last year than in the previous year.

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Rabbi Convicted of Molesting His Daughter

Posted: 03/12/2009 - An ultra-orthodox rabbi from the New York community of Monsey has been found guilty of sexually molesting his daughter since she was 9 years old.

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Pittsburgh Diocese Selling Bishop's Mansion

Posted: 03/12/2009 - Pittsburgh's Roman Catholic bishop says it wasn't practical for him to live in a 39-room mansion, so now the house is on the market with a $2.5 million price tag.

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Kidney Donor Says Gift Helped Him Find God

Posted: 03/12/2009 - Matt Jones says he didn't believe in God when he donated a kidney to a stranger in 2007, but he knew the human body only needs one kidney and he wanted to do something good.

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Not Guilty Plea Made for Church Shooting Suspect

Posted: 03/12/2009 - An attorney for a man accused of gunning down an Illinois pastor and wounding two churchgoers with a knife has entered a not guilty plea for his client in court.

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Calvin College Names Woman as Chaplain

Posted: 03/12/2009 - A Michigan pastor described by the Christian Reformed Church as its first American woman to be ordained as a minister has been named chaplain of Calvin College.

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Connecticut Catholics Protest Church Finance Bill

Posted: 03/12/2009 - Thousands of Roman Catholics have descended on the Connecticut state Capitol to protest church-finance legislation at a public hearing and a rally outside the hearing room.

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Lawmaker Blasts Leader of Florida Muslims Lobbying Legislature

Posted: 03/11/2009 - The organizer who brought nearly 200 Florida Muslims to the state Capitol to lobby politicians Tuesday has been called a "known terrorist sympathizer" by a head lawmaker -- a label the Muslim leader emphatically rejects.

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Widow and Rabbi Head to Court in Torah Dispute

Posted: 03/11/2009 - A legal battle between the widow of a rabbi and his former assistant will go before a secular judge in Los Angeles after the assistant flouted a religious court's ruling that he relinquish a set of Torahs.

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Lawmakers Cancel Hearing on Church Finances

Posted: 03/11/2009 - A highly anticipated public hearing on a bill that would give Catholics in Connecticut more control over their parish finances has been canceled

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Graham Ministry to Redevelop Katrina properties

Posted: 03/11/2009 - The state of Louisiana has begun transferring properties it bought in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, with the first of thousands awaiting redevelopment going to the Reverend Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse ministry.

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Baptist Adviser Voices Opposition to Obama Moves

Posted: 03/11/2009 - A Southern Baptist leader who serves on President Barack Obama's Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships opposes Obama's move to fund embryonic stem cell research.

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Security Expert Says Crimes Against Churches Are Common

Posted: 03/11/2009 - A church security expert says there have been more than 130 crimes committed against Christian churches since the beginning of this year, including Sunday's murder of Illinois Pastor Fred Winters as he preached his Sunday sermon.

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Saudi Court Sentences 75-year-old Widow to Lashes

Posted: 03/10/2009 - A 75-year-old widow in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 40 lashes and four months in jail for mingling with two young men who are not close relatives, drawing new criticism for the Islamic kingdom's religious police and judiciary.

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