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Evangelical leaders call for help for Dreamers

WASHINGTON — A coalition of evangelical leaders has urged Congress to supply a remedy for undocumented immigrants brought by their parents to the United States. In a statement released today (Oct. 5), the 51 signers called for a legislative solution …

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Las Vegas pastors counter brokenness with hope

LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas pastors are reporting trauma, ministry and prayer among their congregations in the 48 hours following the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. A gunman opened fire from a Las Vegas hotel Oct. 1, killing …

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Churches response to suicide studied

Suicide

Suicide remains a taboo subject in many Protestant churches, despite the best efforts of pastors, according to a new study. Eight in 10 Protestant senior pastors believe their church is equipped to intervene with someone who is threatening suicide, according …

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Las Vegas mass shooting: ‘act of pure evil’

Las Vegas shooting. (Screenshot from Today.com video)

LAS VEGAS — A lone gunman with a bird’s eye view fired an automatic weapon into a crowd of 22,000 Las Vegas concertgoers, killing at least 58 and injuring more than 500 before killing himself in his hotel room Sunday …

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ACLU fights faith-based child placement agencies

international adoption

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is challenging a Michigan law that allows faith-based foster care and adoption agencies to operate according to their Biblical convictions. The lawsuit, filed against the state Sept. 20 in federal court, could jeopardize similar …

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First Amendment fact-check

First Amendment

American college students do not understand the First Amendment’s free speech provisions, according to an August survey of 1,500 students on four major U.S. campuses. When asked if the use of violence to prevent a speaker known for “hurtful” language …

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Federal judge strikes down Kentucky abortion law

Steve Pitt

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky law requiring doctors who conduct abortions to display and describe a patient’s ultrasound as well as play the fetal heartbeat to the pregnant woman violates the First Amendment rights of those physicians, a federal judge …

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Student-led prayer weathering the storms

Houston High School students prayed at their flagpole

Catastrophic hurricanes in the U.S. and the Caribbean impeded planning for an annual student-led prayer event held Sept. 27, but likely did not daunt desires to pray, according to organizers. In Texas, Hurricane Harvey killed an estimated 82 people or …

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