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A London court rules against a Muslim girl who wanted to pray at a school known for strict rules

A London court rules against a Muslim girl who wanted to pray at a school known for strict rules

LONDON (AP) — A Muslim student who wanted to pray during lunchtime lost a court fight Tuesday against a strict London school that had banned prayer on campus.
Tensions rise in Australia after a bishop and priest are wounded in a knife attack in a church

Tensions rise in Australia after a bishop and priest are wounded in a knife attack in a church

SYDNEY (AP) — A teenager has been accused of wounding a Christian bishop and a priest during a church service in the second high-profile knife attack to rock Sydney in recent days, leaving communities on edge, leaders calling for calm and a besieged
Salman Rushdie's 'Knife' is unflinching about his brutal stabbing and uncanny in its vital spirit

Salman Rushdie's 'Knife' is unflinching about his brutal stabbing and uncanny in its vital spirit

NEW YORK (AP) — In Salman Rushdie's first book since the 2022 stabbing that hospitalized him and left him blind in one eye, the author wastes no time reliving the day he thought might be his last.
A knife attack in Australia against a bishop and a priest is being treated as terrorism, police say

A knife attack in Australia against a bishop and a priest is being treated as terrorism, police say

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police say a knife attack in Sydney that wounded a bishop and a priest during a church service as horrified worshippers watched online and in person, and sparked a riot was an act of terrorism.
Prominent New York church, sued for gender bias, moves forward with male pastor candidate

Prominent New York church, sued for gender bias, moves forward with male pastor candidate

A search committee previously sued for gender discrimination over its hiring process has announced its pick for the next senior pastor of a prominent New York City congregation considered by some to be the flagship of the Black church in America.
Pope Francis sides with Peruvian villagers who accused Catholic group of trying to steal their land

Pope Francis sides with Peruvian villagers who accused Catholic group of trying to steal their land

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday sided with a group of Peruvian villagers who have complained that companies linked to a powerful South American church group have tried to evict them from their land using lawsuits and obscure land titli
Unfazed by danger and power, Guatemalan cardinal keeps up fight for migrants and the poor

Unfazed by danger and power, Guatemalan cardinal keeps up fight for migrants and the poor

HUEHUETENANGO, Guatemala (AP) — As more than 100 men carrying an elaborate float of Jesus halted before him, Cardinal Álvaro Ramazzini lost no time in calling for social justice — the hallmark of the Catholic bishop’s decades-long frontline ministry.
Vatican complains after French court rules in favor of nun dismissed from religious order

Vatican complains after French court rules in favor of nun dismissed from religious order

ROME (AP) — The Holy See has formally protested to France after a French court ruled that a former high-ranking Vatican official was liable for what the court determined to be the wrongful dismissal of a nun from a religious order.
As a landmark United Methodist gathering approaches, African churches weigh their future.

As a landmark United Methodist gathering approaches, African churches weigh their future.

The United Methodist Church lost one-fourth of its U.S. churches in a recent schism, with conservatives departing over disputes on sexuality and theology.
Guilty plea by leader of polygamous sect near the Arizona-Utah border is at risk of being thrown out

Guilty plea by leader of polygamous sect near the Arizona-Utah border is at risk of being thrown out

PHOENIX (AP) — A guilty plea by the leader of an offshoot polygamous sect near the Arizona-Utah border is at risk of being thrown out due to an unmet condition of his deal that hinged on whether others charged in the case also would plead guilty.