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Poor People’s Campaign vows to continue push to end poverty, racism, militarism

A multiracial, intergenerational crowd of thousands of social justice activists, union workers and people of faith prayed, cheered and listened intently last Saturday as speakers on the National Mall called for a re-energized approach to fighting poverty and other social ills they say are plaguing the country.

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Liberty president censors student newspaper over critics

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. stifled an effort by the school’s newspaper to report on an event last weekend organized by his critics, said a student editor.

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Fewer Americans turning to prayer to relieve stress

Americans are feeling stressed not only during the holidays but year-round. The American Psychological Association’s newest “Stress in America” survey of 3,440 adults shows the public’s overall stress level remains the same as 2016, with an average level of 4.8 on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most stress.

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Farrakhan calls on Trump to repent

Minister Louis Farrakhan called on President Trump to repent for what the Nation of Islam leader called America’s mistreatment of black people over the centuries.

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Religious conservatives defend Roy Moore

Conservative Christian supporters of former Alabama Judge Roy Moore are defending the U.S. Senate candidate against allegations of molesting a 14-year-old girl decades ago — and one of them used the biblical story of Mary and Joseph to rationalize an adult being sexually attracted to a minor.

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Clergy members arrested at D.C. protest

Hoping to steer national politics in a different direction, African-American clergy members from several denominations came together this week for the first “African American Clergy Advocacy Day” on Capitol Hill to protest federal budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration.

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President’s family gets special dispensation to fly on Sabbath

When it comes to Jewish observance, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump may be in a class by themselves.

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Hernandez cited Scripture on forehead before suicide

It wasn’t a suicide note that former NFL star Aaron Hernandez left in his Massachusetts prison cell when he reportedly hanged himself.

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Defense Dept. expands its list of religions

Humanist? Deist? No religion?

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Prison Fellowship launches ‘Second Chance Month’ to help convicts

A national prison ministry is joining forces with conservative and liberal groups to call on church leaders and politicians to give former prisoners a second chance at normal lives.

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