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Strict American Churches Ask Congregations to Use "Spying Apps" to Keep Eye on "Sinful Phone Behavior"

Strict American Churches Ask Congregations to Use Spying Apps to Keep Eye on "Sinful Phone Behavior"

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According to recent reports, certain conservative American churches are encouraging their congregants to install "invasive" spying apps that keeps track of all of their online behavior, including pornographic content and masturbation patterns. READ MORE

Christ Church Votes to Disaffiliate from United Methodist Church Denomination

Christ Church Votes to Disaffiliate from United Methodist Church Denomination

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The overwhelming majority of professing members of Christ Church voted in favor of disaffiliation from the United Methodist Church, giving the motion a majority of 91 percent. The church will become a member of the Global Methodist Church, which upholds beliefs that are more traditional. READ MORE

Catholics With Disabilities Hand Reports to Pope Francis for Synod on Synodality

Catholics With Disabilities Hand Reports to Pope Francis for Synod on Synodality

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On Wednesday, Catholics with disabilities presented a report to Pope Francis for the Synod on Synodality. A total of 35 individuals who identify as having a disability from 20 different countries and 5 different continents participated in an online listening session in May, and their reports were compiled. READ MORE

Christians to Participate Annual 'March For the Martyrs' to Show Solidarity

Christians to Participate Annual 'March For the Martyrs' to Show Solidarity

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This weekend, protesters from all over the United States will converge on Washington, D.C. to show support for persecuted Christians around the world. READ MORE

Willow View United Methodist Church Cuts Ties from Denomination Due to Theological Differences of National Leadership

Willow View United Methodist Church Cuts Ties from Denomination Due to Theological Differences of National Leadership

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Members of Willow View United Methodist Church held a vote to dissolve the congregation's affiliation with the United Methodist Church. READ MORE

Several Catholic LGBTQ+ Members Deal with Monkeypox, Concern About Support From Church

Several Catholic LGBTQ+ Members Deal with Monkeypox, Concern About Support From Church

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There are a lot of Catholic LGBTQ+ people in the US who are worried about monkeypox and don't know who to ask for aid or information from. Although the Catholic Church has made progress on problems of LGBTQ+ inclusion since the HIV/AIDS crisis, many LGBTQ+ Catholics continue to have trouble getting support from their parishes during another national public health outbreak that disproportionately affects men who have sex with men. READ MORE

St. Mary's Catholic Church in Cameroon Burned Down, Churchgoers, Priest Kidnapped

St. Mary's Catholic Church in Cameroon Burned Down, Churchgoers, Priest Kidnapped

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The Catholic Church announced on Sunday that seven people, including five priests, a nun, and two churchgoers, were abducted by attackers who set fire to the St. Mary's Catholic Church in western Cameroon. This is the latest act of violence in an area that has been hit by bloody conflict between anglophone separatists and the state. READ MORE

Catholic Church to Encourage Faithful to Reflect Issues About Migrants, Refugees Thru National Migration Week

Catholic Church to Encourage Faithful to Reflect Issues About Migrants, Refugees Thru National Migration Week

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From Sept. 19 to 25, the Catholic Church in the United States observes National Migration Week to encourage the faithful to reflect on the plight of migrants, refugees, and victims of human trafficking. Midterm elections are coming up in November, and the immigration policy debate in the country has been heating up. READ MORE

Samford University in Alabama Excludes 2 Pro-LGBTQ Churches from Annual Campus Ministry Fair

Samford University in Alabama Excludes 2 Pro-LGBTQ Churches from Annual Campus Ministry Fair

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Following the decision made by administration at Samford University in Alabama to exclude two local churches from its annual campus ministry fair because of the churches' endorsement of same-sex marriage, a group of university graduates are speaking out against their matter. READ MORE

Churches in Europe Call for 'Eucharistic Adoration' to Pray for  Peace in Ukraine

Churches in Europe Call for 'Eucharistic Adoration' to Pray for Peace in Ukraine

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In honor of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross this week, Catholic bishops have issued a call for "Eucharistic Adoration" in all churches across Europe, asking that prayers be offered for peace in Ukraine. READ MORE

Parishioners, Churches in England Mourn Over Death of Queen Elizabeth II

Parishioners, Churches in England Mourn Over Death of Queen Elizabeth II

At a time when the nation is coming to terms with the passing of the deeply religious monarch, parishioners and churches in England expressed gratitude and sorrow over the death of the late Queen Elizabeth II's and her reign of 70 years. READ MORE

Church of England Issues Guidance to Other Churches That Served During Death of Late Queen Elizabeth II

Church of England Issues Guidance to Other Churches During Death of Late Queen Elizabeth II

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After the death of Queen Elizabeth II at 96, the Church of England issued guidance to churches that serves the public during the period of national mourning. READ MORE

Churches Commemorate Late Queen Elizabeth II, Archbishop of Canterbury Reveals She Had "No Fear of Death"

Churches Commemorate Late Queen Elizabeth II, Archbishop of Canterbury Reveals She Had "No Fear of Death"

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As part of the Church in Wales' commemorations of the late Queen Elizabeth II, cathedrals and churches across Wales rang their bells on Friday, Sept. 9, St. Davids Cathedral and St. John the Baptist Church in Cardiff were among the congregations that took part.READ MORE

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral Teaches Folk Dancing to Showcase Greek Culture

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral Teaches Folk Dancing to Showcase Greek Culture, Maintains Church Engagement

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Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte, SC, teaches Greek folk dancing, not just because to showcase Greek culture, but also to maintain church attendance among parishioners. READ MORE

Black Churches To Provide Additional Educational Resources to Eastside Students With Help of “Knowledge Is Power” Project

Black Churches to Provide Additional Educational Resources to East Side Students Thru “Knowledge Is Power” Project

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Historic Black churches in the U.S. will soon provide additional educational resources for the low-income East Side students, with the help of Beasley-Brown Community Development Corporation’s "Knowledge is Power" project.READ MORE

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