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Iran’s Shiite Muslims commemorate the mourning day of Ashoura with processions

Iran’s Shiite Muslims commemorate the mourning day of Ashoura with processions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Shiite Muslims in Iran and elsewhere on Tuesday commemorated Ashoura, a remembrance of the 7th century martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Hussein, that gave birth to their faith.
Israel's military will begin drafting ultra-Orthodox men on Sunday. It could rattle the government

Israel's military will begin drafting ultra-Orthodox men on Sunday. It could rattle the government

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Tuesday said it would begin sending draft notices to Jewish ultra-Orthodox men on Sunday — a step that could destabilize Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government.
Muslim charity calls court ruling on audit a green light for government overreach

Muslim charity calls court ruling on audit a green light for government overreach

OTTAWA — A major Muslim charity is calling a new court ruling a green light for government overreach after losing its latest bid to halt a Canada Revenue Agency audit.
Pope urges religious orders to pray for new priests and nuns as their numbers continue to fall

Pope urges religious orders to pray for new priests and nuns as their numbers continue to fall

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis urged religious orders on Monday to work and pray harder for new priests and nuns to join, as he acknowledged the congregations’ futures are at risk with the numbers of men and women entering Catholic religious life plummetin
Pastors see a wariness among Black men to talk abortion politics as Biden works to shore up base

Pastors see a wariness among Black men to talk abortion politics as Biden works to shore up base

WASHINGTON (AP) — Phoenix pastor the Rev. Warren H. Stewart Sr.
On anniversary of Frida Kahlo's death, her art's spirituality keeps fans engaged around the globe

On anniversary of Frida Kahlo's death, her art's spirituality keeps fans engaged around the globe

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Frida Kahlo had no religious affiliation.
A Taiwan-based Buddhist charity attempts to take the founding nun's message of compassion global

A Taiwan-based Buddhist charity attempts to take the founding nun's message of compassion global

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — When a 7.4-magnitude earthquake ripped through Taiwan in April, it took about 30 minutes for the region’s most ubiquitous charity to set up an emergency response center.
A Taiwan-based Buddhist charity attempts to take the founding nun's message of compassion global

A Taiwan-based Buddhist charity attempts to take the founding nun's message of compassion global

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — When a 7.4-magnitude earthquake ripped through Taiwan in April , it took about 30 minutes for the region’s most ubiquitous charity to set up an emergency response center.
Judge rejects effort by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson to get records from Catholic church

Judge rejects effort by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson to get records from Catholic church

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state judge said Friday that Attorney General Bob Ferguson is not entitled to enforce a subpoena seeking decades of records from the Seattle Archdiocese, despite his assertion that the records are needed to learn whether t

Alabama agrees to forgo autopsy of Muslim inmate scheduled to be executed next week

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has agreed to forgo an autopsy on a Muslim death row inmate, scheduled to be executed next week, who said the post-mortem procedure would violate his religious beliefs.