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Understanding apostasy laws worldwide

Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim

When a Sudanese court handed down a death sentence to Meriam Yahya Ibrahim for converting from Islam to Christianity, her case sparked international outcry. The young wife and expecting mother was convicted of apostasy, a crime in Sudan. Although the …

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Warner selected to Hall of Fame

Kurt Warner

HOUSTON — After coming up short in his first two years of eligibility, Kurt Warner is finally a Pro Football Hall of Famer. The former NFL quarterback, often known for being outspoken about his Christian faith, was picked for the …

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New ‘Jerusalem Monopoly’ game

Monopoly: Jerusalem Edition

JERUSALEM – Jerusalem, the Israeli capital, now has its own version of the monopoly game. This made-in-Israel edition of the classic board game combines the traditional fun of Monopoly but with an Israeli twist where, for example, ‘Park Place’ becomes …

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Super Bowl players address battle with pride

Falcons' long snapper Josh Harris and Patriots' wide receiver Matthew Slater

HOUSTON — They work at a job where millions of people watch them. They are cheered, admired, lauded and pampered. People recognize them, hound them for autographs and care what they have to say. Welcome to life in the NFL …

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Trump vows to let churches engage in politics

President Donald Trump

WASHINGTON — President Trump vowed in his first National Prayer Breakfast as chief executive to make good on a campaign promise to repeal the law that restricts political speech from the pulpit. “I will get rid of, totally destroy the …

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Gender-inclusive terms extended to God and expectant mothers

Vanderbilt University

A growing number of institutions appear to be recommending the use of gender-inclusive language, this time extending non-gendered terms to God and expectant mothers. Divinity schools at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and Duke University in Durham, N.C., in 2016-2017 course …

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Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch lauded by evangelicals

Neil Gorsuch

WASHINGTON — Religious liberty and pro-life advocates warmly welcomed President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court as the Senate prepares for what is expected to be a hard-fought confirmation battle. Trump announced his selection of Gorsuch, …

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