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Nonprofit advocates applaud parking tax repeal

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/27/19, 12:05 pm

WASHINGTON—The federal government will no longer burden churches and other nonprofit organizations with a tax on fringe benefits related to transportation and parking. President Donald Trump signed an appropriations bill on Dec. 20 that included the repeal of the unprecedented tax.

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Religion test

Religious Liberty | Supreme Court to weigh in on how faith-based schools hire and fire teachers
by Steve West
Posted 12/24/19, 01:07 pm

Among its last actions for the year, the Supreme Court, agreed last week to hear twin cases on whether church schools or the government decide who teaches religion classes.

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Faith amid violence

Burkina Faso | Christians and others in Burkina Faso face attacks from growing insurgency
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/23/19, 02:55 pm

On the first day of December, about 10 gunmen stormed the SIM Evangelical Church of Hantoukoura in eastern Burkina Faso during Sunday service. They sprayed gunfire inside the church and killed 14 people, including the pastor.

In a statement, the Federation of Evangelical Churches and Missions (FEME) condemned the latest of the recurring attacks and called on Christian organizations to engage in the fight for peace.

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