Faith & Religion
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Bishop gone bad?

Religion | California Episcopal Bishop Jon Bruno intends to sell off the property of a congregation he once championed. Parishioners and clergy are crying foul
by Sophia Lee
Posted 11/09/16, 02:00 pm

Most people have never heard of J. Jon Bruno, but his saga shows what is tearing apart what once was America’s most influential denomination—The Episcopal Church (TEC)—and creating such bitterness among former and some current members. It’s also a classic man-bites-dog story: Why would a bishop destroy a church and sell its building to a developer who plans to tear it down and build two dozen luxury town homes on the spot?

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Serving coffee, and the gospel, on Capitol Hill

Q&A | Pastor Mark Batterson offers hope for spiritual, if not political, revival in Washington, D.C.
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 11/01/16, 11:52 am

Mark Batterson is pastor of National Community Church, which has eight locations in the Washington, D.C., area but perhaps is best known for its presence on Capital Hill. There church members run a coffee shop called Ebenezer’s, a popular meeting spot for Hill staffers. I had this conversation with Batterson in his office over the coffee shop.

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Killing creeds

Religion | Murder in Mexico targets the devout while criminals claim religion
by James Bruce
Posted 10/28/16, 01:00 am

The murders of three priests in two Mexican states this September highlight the tortured relationship between organized crime and religion. Alejo Nabor Jiménez Juárez and José Alfredo Juárez de la Cruz: kidnapped and murdered in Veracruz. José Alfredo Lopez Guillen: kidnapped on Sept. 19 and found dead in Michoacán five days later.

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