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Debate continues after French high court prohibited gun-toting secularist police from humiliating religious women on the beaches
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September 16, 2016, 6:00am EDT
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- China jails members of banned 'cult' amid religion crackdown: Xinhua
China has jailed members of what the government calls a cult for causing deaths, organizing the group and illegally collecting money, state media said on Tuesday, part of a crackdown on what Beijing views as dangerous religious movements. China's officially atheist Communist Party brooks no challenge to its rule and is obsessed with social stability. It has particularly taken aim at cults, which have multiplied across the country in recent years. […]
- More jurors reporting in Charleston church shooting trial
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — More potential jurors are reporting to the federal courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina, for initial screening in the trial of Dylann Roof, who faces 33 federal counts in the June 2015 shooting deaths of nine black church members. […]
- Pakistan arrests 7 over attacks on court, Christian colony
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's military says it has arrested seven militants accused of carrying out attacks on a Christian colony and a court house in which 13 people were killed. […]
- Chicago-based religious order sued for docs on allegations
CHICAGO (AP) — A 51-year-old Colorado man who says he was sexually abused when he was around 7 years old by a teenager who later became a prominent Roman Catholic priest — one known for his work with at-risk kids — on Monday sued the Chicago-based religious order to which the priest belongs, seeking the release of all records related to allegations of abuse by any of its priests. […]
- Music director at Catholic church fired for gay marriage
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A music director at a Catholic church in Rhode Island says he has been fired because he married a man. […]
- Hundreds of jurors report to court in church massacre trial
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Dylann Roof, the man charged with massacring nine black parishioners at a Charleston church, mostly avoided eye contact Monday with the potential jurors who could give him a death sentence if they convict him of federal charges. […]
- The Latest: 320 potential jurors report in church slayings
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- Catholic Church alleges smear campaign against slain priests
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Roman Catholic Church on Monday harshly criticized what it called a campaign to smear three priests murdered in less than a week by suggesting the victims had been involved in questionable behavior. […]
- Writer’s killing upsets Jordan's delicate balance between religion, free speech
Sunday’s assassination of a Jordanian writer facing charges of blasphemy has placed a spotlight on Jordan’s careful balance between respect for religion and speech freedoms. Nahed Hattar, a controversial columnist and writer, was gunned down by a Jordanian national on Sunday as he entered an Amman court to face trial over publishing a cartoon on Facebook deemed insulting to Islam. It sparked public outrage, and led Jordan’s Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki to direct authorities to jail the writer for two weeks. Mr. Hattar made a conditional apology – saying “I apologize and don’t apologize,” stressing that he did not intend to insult Islam, but rather IS. […]
- Jury selection begins in U.S. case against church shooter
Several hundred people reported to the U.S. courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina, on Monday for the start of jury selection in the death penalty case against a white man who shot dead nine black parishioners in a church in June 2015. Prosecutors have said the man, Dylann Roof, 22, is an avowed white supremacist who carried out a racially motivated attack. Defense lawyers have said he would plead guilty if prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty. […]
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