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Churches & Religion

Museum or mosque? Hagia Sophia in Istanbul focus of intense debate

July 4, 2020, 6:02am Churches & Religion

In its more than 1,400-year existence, the majestic domed structure of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul has served as the Byzantine Empire’s main cathedral, a mosque under the Ottoman Empire and… Read story

Priest sues to stop federal execution over coronavirus risk

July 2, 2020, 9:16am Churches & Religion

A Zen Buddhist priest, who is a spiritual adviser to one of three federal death row inmates scheduled to be executed this month, filed a lawsuit Thursday arguing the Bureau… Read story

Black Catholics demand action against racism

June 27, 2020, 6:03am Churches & Religion

NEW YORK — Black Roman Catholics are hearing their church’s leaders calling for racial justice once again after the killing of George Floyd, but this time they’re demanding not just words but action. Read story

Jubilee Collective’s Mission: Anti-racist, inclusive space in Vancouver

June 26, 2020, 6:03am Churches & Religion

The Rev. Lenny Duncan has impeccable timing considering current events. Read story

Muslims demand police reform, back Black-led groups

June 20, 2020, 6:02am Churches & Religion

In the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody, dozens of American Muslim organizations have come together to call for reform to policing practices, and to support Black-led organizations. Read story

Study: 1 in 4 in U.S. say faith stronger due to pandemic

June 20, 2020, 6:02am Churches & Religion

CHICAGO — He was scared and had good reason to be. He was over age 60. He had health issues. And the global COVID-19 death toll was mounting. Read story

Blue shirts, no ties: New dress code for Latter-day Saint missionaries

June 20, 2020, 6:02am Churches & Religion

SALT LAKE CITY — The white shirts and ties that have long been the signature outfit for young men serving missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will no longer be the only outfit choice under a dress code change announced Friday. Read story

Governor allows religious gatherings in Phase 2 to welcome more people

June 19, 2020, 9:13am Churches & Religion

Churches, mosques and temples in Spokane can welcome more people to indoor services after Gov. Jay Inslee adjusted the gathering sizes for religious and faith-based organizations on Thursday. Read story

Falwell apologizes for tweet that included racist photo

June 13, 2020, 6:04am Churches & Religion

RICHMOND, Va. — Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. apologized Monday for a tweet that included a racist photo that appeared on Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page decades ago. Read story

Pope sends strong message to U.S. Catholics after Floyd death

June 10, 2020, 8:59am Churches & Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called George Floyd by name, twice, and offered support to an American bishop who knelt in prayer during a Black Lives Matter protest. Read story