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Report: Myanmar's Chin Christians Persecuted

Posted: 01/28/2009 - A human rights group says the minority Christians living in the remote mountains of northwestern Myanmar are subject to forced labor, torture, extrajudicial killings and religious persecution by the country's military regime.

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Haggard's Wife: He Told Me of Struggles Years Ago

Posted: 01/28/2009 - Former evangelical pastor Ted Haggard's wife says she knew about his struggles with same-sex attraction for years and felt he was "winning the battle" before a scandal involving a male prostitute triggered his downfall in late 2006.

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Methodists Seek to Break 'Stained-glass Ceiling'

Posted: 01/28/2009 - The nation's second-largest Protestant denomination has launched a project to examine why more women aren't appointed to pastor Methodist churches with more than 1,000 members.

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Massachusetts Men Indicted in Black Church Fire

Posted: 01/28/2009 - Three Springfield, Massachusetts, men have been indicted in the torching of a predominantly black church hours after the election of President Barack Obama.

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Palin's Church to Reopen Sunday

Posted: 01/28/2009 - Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's home church is set to reopen this weekend after a fire caused considerable damage.

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Laymen to Help Choose Next Russian Orthodox Patriarch

Posted: 01/27/2009 - The Russian Orthodox Church says the choice is up to God, but the electors who will name the next patriarch this week include businessmen and political figures, as well as monks and priests.

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Pope to Meet with Muslims in Africa

Posted: 01/27/2009 - The Vatican says Pope Benedict will meet with Muslim representatives and women's rights advocates when he makes his first papal trip to Africa in March.

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Orthodox Jewish Cop Settles with Las Vegas Department

Posted: 01/27/2009 - An Orthodox Jewish police detective will get $350,000 from the Las Vegas police department to settle a lawsuit after he was prohibited from having a beard and wearing a yarmulke.

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Haggard: "Inappropriate" Relationship Not Physical

Posted: 01/27/2009 - Fallen evangelical pastor Ted Haggard says he had an "inappropriate relationship" with a young male church volunteer, but insists that it did not involve physical contact.

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Orthodox Church Leaders to Elect New Patriarch

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Senior members of the Russian Orthodox Church have voted for three candidates, including the church's interim leader, as potential replacements for former Patriarch Alexy II, who died last month.

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Report: Church Officials Knew of Alleged Abuse

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Church documents obtained by The Indianapolis Star show the Archdiocese of Indianapolis knew about alleged sexual abuse by one of its priests while it was occurring but reassigned him to other churches and never notified police.

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