A group claiming that the San Diego Unified School District board’s unanimous vote in March to rename high school Junipero Serra was an illegal plan to take legal action on Wednesday. The board held the vote after students at the school demanded that Serra’s name be removed due to her treatment of Native Americans, according …

Neck rubs, tapped phones: Merkel has a history with US leaders

Neck rubs, expensive dinners, allegations of wiretapping, awkward handshake moments. Angela Merkel has seen pretty much everything when it comes to US presidents. The German Chancellor is making her 19th and possibly last official visit to the United States on Thursday for a meeting with President Joe Biden – her fourth US president – as …

Lamu Muslim clerics are campaigning for a county bylaw prohibiting Muslim women from riding boda bodas. The leaders represent Muslim organizations, including the Coast Inter-Faith Council of Clerics (CICC) and the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya (CIPK). They claimed that the boda boda operators were flouting Islamic laws as well as Lamu’s culture …

Tom Cruise is said to be interested in recruiting Meghan Markle to the Church of Scientology because of her interest in spirituality. The “Mission: Impossible” star reportedly approached her mutual friend Oprah Winfrey to help her ask the Duchess of Sussex to join her religion. The actor has long been a follower of Scientology, which …

There is growing concern that the deadly attacks in the Kerio Valley, which have left 12 dead and displaced hundreds of families, are being fueled by spiritual leaders who offer blessings and swear an oath to bandits before they do. organize raids. Spiritual leaders, called laibons by local communities, plan raids and give instructions to …

Odisha’s government banned the movement of worshipers and congregations from Kanwaria and Bol bum. At the same time, they are not allowed to carry water from religious places or other sources. In addition, no water has been sanctioned for circulating on public roads and pouring water into temples during the month of Shravan (July-August). The …

Longmont City Council officially took note Tuesday evening of the indigenous peoples who originally lived and managed the land the city now occupies. Council members voted unanimously to adopt an official “Land Recognition Declaration” which reads, “We recognize that Longmont is within the traditional territory of the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Ute and other indigenous peoples. We …

THE ongoing socio-political changes defining the transition in most parts of Pakhtun raise many questions. Is Talibanization just a pakhtoun phenomenon? Why were the mujahedin renamed the Taliban? Did Faith or Ethnonationalism Promote Extremism? Does the latter emanate from the void of the internal structure or from external policies? Why was the Northwest a battleground …

“So encourage each other and build yourself up like you’re already doing. »- 1 Thessalonians 5:11 When the Vidalia United Methodist Church burned down early on Sunday morning, the Miss-Lou community and many across the state of Louisiana rallied around the church congregation and immediately began looking for ways to help them. to get back …

By TOM STRODE, Baptist Press CHICAGO (BP) – Religious freedom advocates have praised a federal appeals court opinion that protects the freedom of churches and other religious groups in the face of government interference in decisions in employment. In a 7-3 ruling on Friday, June 9, the Seventh Chicago Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that …