Tag: Religion and politics

Israeli Supreme Court upholds contentious Jewish state law

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JERUSALEM — Israel’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a controversial law that defines the country as the nation state of the Jewish people --...

In military authorization vote, Quakers claim a victory

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WASHINGTON (RNS) — As the U.S. House of Representatives began calling the roll last month to vote on a repeal of the 2002 Authorization...

Israel blocks law that keeps out Palestinian spouses

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JERUSALEM — Israel’s parliament early on Tuesday failed to renew a law that bars Arab citizens from extending citizenship or residency rights to spouses...

Austria’s ex-vice chancellor on trial for corruption charges

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VIENNA — The former Austrian vice chancellor and ex-leader of Austria’s right-wing Freedom Party went on trial Tuesday for corruption charges at a Vienna...

AME, church with ‘justice in DNA,’ meets after virus delay

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The African Methodist Episcopal Church, the United States' oldest historically Black denomination, launched its General Conference on Tuesday with delegates expected to address racial...

Israel looks to renew law that keeps out Palestinian spouses

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JERUSALEM — Israel's parliament is set to vote Monday on whether to renew a temporary law first enacted in 2003 that bars Arab citizens...

France probes claims that retailers used forced Uyghur labor

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PARIS — French prosecutors have opened an investigation into alleged involvement in crimes against humanity based on claims that global retailers, including Uniqlo and...

Trudeau denounces church burnings, vandalism in Canada

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday denounced the burning and vandalism of Catholic churches that has followed discovery of...

US Supreme Court backs Minnesota Amish in septic tank fight

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MINNEAPOLIS — The U.S. Supreme Court sided Friday with members of an Amish group in Minnesota who are fighting efforts by authorities to compel...

Pope, Lebanese Christian clerics pray for end to crisis

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ROME — Pope Francis welcomed Lebanon’s Christian religious leaders to the Vatican on Thursday for a day of prayer amid fears that the country’s...