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Faiths and freedoms

Religious Liberty | Should Baptists defend the right of Muslims to build mosques?
by James Bruce
Posted 2/10/17, 09:00 am

Local officials in Bernards Township, N.J., did not have a happy new year. They had told planners of a proposed mosque that it would need more parking spaces than a church needed, but on New Year’s Eve a federal judge called their decision illegal discrimination on the basis of religion under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.

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Mailbag | Letters from our readers
by The Editors
Posted 2/02/17, 02:51 pm

‘2016 News of the Year: Deaths’

Dec. 31  |  I always enjoy your “News of the Year” issue. Thank you for reminding us of all that has happened, both good and bad. One omission I noticed from the Deaths section: Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández. What a tragic loss! —STEPHANIE TOWNSEND / Downey, Calif.

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Prayers for the president

Religion | A multitude of faiths were represented at Saturday’s National Prayer Service
by Mickey McLean
Posted 1/21/17, 04:06 pm

The newly inaugurated president and vice president and their families gathered Saturday morning for the traditional post-inaugural National Prayer Service at Washington National Cathedral. Considering the diversity of faiths represented, however, it was often difficult for those in attendance to determine to whom the prayers were directed.

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