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September 21 — A deputy director of the Lexington Parks Department has been suspended for making several inappropriate remarks about religion, employee clothing and the LGBTQ community, according to documents obtained by the Lexington-Herald-Leader. The city’s human resources department corroborated six violations against Chris Cooperrider, who has worked for the parks since 2009. Two were …

The last two days of churning out the Punjab Congress to find an acceptable ministerial face has raised the crucial question of religious identity in state politics. The name of former PPCC leader Sunil Jakhar appeared for the post but was shot down by seasoned party leaders who believed it would not go well with …

Mahant Narendra Giri Maharaj, president of Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad was found dead at his residence in Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh. Police suspect, however, that this is a case of suicide. According to sources, the door was locked from the inside and must have been broken. Narendra Giri Maharaj was found hanging from a nylon …

The Thamarassery Episcopal House of the Syro-Malabar Church witnessed an unusual meeting on Friday, September 17. Bishop Remegiose Inchananiyil and Vicar General Father John Oravunkara had a discussion with Indian Union Muslim League leader Dr MK Muneer, who represents the Koduvally Assembly constituency at the Kerala Assembly, and a group of Muslim religious leaders. He …

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – Rev. Marshall Blalock is feeling the brunt of his new responsibility. The South Carolina pastor is vice chair of a newly formed Southern Baptist Convention task force tasked with overseeing an investigation into how a prominent faith-based committee handled allegations of sexual abuse, a review that comes years after the SBC …

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also does not provide religious exemptions for vaccines for its members, according to church spokesperson Eric Hawkins. (Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is undergoing major renovations on August 4, 2021. By Peter …

While a significant number of Americans are calling for religious exemptions from COVID-19 vaccination warrants, many religious leaders say: Not with our approval. Leaders of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America said Thursday that although some people may have medical reasons for not receiving the vaccine, “there is no exemption in the Orthodox Church for …

On this day 234 years ago, The United States Constitution was signed and sent to the states for ratification, not only proposing a new system of government if needed, but also taking one of the first concrete steps to protect religious freedom. In 1787, delegates from 12 states met in Philadelphia to create a viable …

Three “Cs” made America great: Christianity, capitalism and the Constitution. These are the pillars on which our nation was founded and on which it stands today. Remove any of them and America will likely collapse. An essential part of what sets America apart from other countries is the incredibly unique document that broadly defines our …

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – The Jewish community in Warsaw buried an unidentified Holocaust victim whose remains were discovered this summer in a building that stood in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II on Tuesday. “We are here as a family for someone we don’t know,” Poland Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich said as the bones, …