Faith & Religion
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Kenyan court reinstates defrocked Anglican priests

Religion | Church removed the men last year over accusations of homosexual acts
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/16/16, 10:57 am

The Employment and Relations Court in the Kenyan town of Nyeri has ordered the Anglican Church of Kenya to reinstate three priests it suspended last year over allegations of homosexual acts. The order also includes more than $21,000 in compensation for each man.

The verdict comes amid a growing divide within the global Anglican Church on its stand on homosexuality.

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Way up north

Religion | With a history of injustice and a present full of extreme social pathologies, Native Alaskans are a broken people. Are they ready for gospel solutions?
by Sophia Lee
Posted 9/16/16, 01:00 am

HUSLIA, KOBUK, and KOTZEBUE, Alaska—The sulfurous odor of striking matches and propane stoves triggers vivid memories for Carole Huntington. Those smells take the 72-year-old Alaska Native woman back to a shy little girl standing by the door of the local church kitchen. She was carrying a huge Pyrex bowl of fresh-picked blackberries, so she couldn’t knock or open the door.

One church lady saw young Carole loitering and snapped, “Don’t just stand there like a dummy!”

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Aid to orthodoxy

Religion | The faithful future of two major Protestant denominations may lie in Africa
by James Bruce
Posted 9/16/16, 01:00 am

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