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Christian health care organization asks Latter-day Saints to rethink their beliefs or leave

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:20am

Latter-day Saint Ryan Baker has been a member of Samaritan Ministries for about two years. Just a few days ago, he was told he would need to rethink his beliefs or leave.

Latter-day Saint missionary dies from injuries suffered in car crash

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 17th - 4:49pm

Elder Bryant Keck died with his mother by his side, according to church officials.

Biden's abortion shift tests the politics of his faith

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 9:08am

a sign that Catholic Democrats' political calculus may be changing as the 2020 election approaches.

2 Muslims accuse American Airlines of religious profiling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:42pm

Two Texas men who are Muslim say they were profiled when their American Airlines flight was canceled after crew members felt uncomfortable because the men waved to each other.

The Latest: Judge orders trial in synagogue shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:56am

The Latest on a preliminary hearing for John T. Earnest, who is charged with an attack on a Southern California synagogue that killed one woman and injured three people. (all times local):

Virginia jail ends 'God Pod' after Muslim inmates sue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:48am

A Virginia jail has ended a program inmates dubbed the "God Pod" after a lawsuit alleged the program provided favorable treatment to Christians and discriminated against Muslims.

Israel's election highlights secular-religious divide

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:03am

Religion played a central role in this week's deadlocked election in Israel's secular heartland.

Judge set to rule on trial for suspect in synagogue shooting

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:02pm

A judge is expected to rule whether a 20-year-old former college student should stand trial on charges of firing an assault rifle inside a Southern California synagogue, killing one woman and injuring three people.

The Latest: Witness describes California synagogue attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:56am

The Latest on a preliminary hearing for a 20-year-old man charged with opening fire on a Southern California synagogue, killing a woman and injuring three other people (all times local):

3 politicians sorry for using, defending anti-Semitic trope

Mike Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:39am

Three city council members in New Jersey's capital city have apologized for using or defending anti-Semitic language while discussing actions taken by the city's Jewish attorney.

Tonga in national holiday to bid farewell to leader Pohiva

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:24pm

Hundreds of mourners have packed a church service and children stood vigil as Tonga took a national holiday to bid farewell to Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva at a state funeral.

Prosecutors seek trial for man charged with synagogue attack

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:13pm

Prosecutors will have a recording of a 20-year-old's call to an emergency dispatcher and his online posts when they try to convince a judge that he should be put on trial for opening fire in a Southern California synagogue, killing one woman and injuring three people.

Politician apologizes for use of anti-Semitic trope

Mike Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 4:20pm

The city council president in New Jersey's capital city has apologized for using an anti-Semitic trope while discussing actions taken by the city's Jewish attorney.

Illinois opens 24 new investigations of alleged clergy abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:06am

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has opened 24 new investigations into alleged misconduct by Catholic priests amid concerns that cases turned over by the Archdiocese of Chicago weren't properly reviewed.

Russian Orthodox priests speak out to back jailed protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:20am

Several dozen Russian Orthodox priests have signed a public petition, condemning a series of recent trials and prison sentences for anti-government protesters.

Facebook auto-generating pages for Islamic State, al-Qaida

Desmond Butler and Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 10:10pm

Facebook likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it's reported.

5 rights groups urge UN chief to condemn China over Muslims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 3:08pm

Five human rights organizations are urging U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to condemn the Chinese government's detention of more than a million Muslims in the Xinjiang region and call for the immediate closure of government detention camps.

Lawyer: Chicago archdiocese has paid out $80M to law firm

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 12:10pm

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has paid $80 million to victims of sexual abuse by clergy represented by a single law firm alone since 2000, the Minnesota-based attorney who heads the firm told reporters.

Greek schools to stop recording pupils' faith, nationality

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:10am

Greece's Education Ministry says it's agreed to remove all references to schoolchildren's religious faith and nationality from school records and certificates.