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California church leaders charged with forced labour of homeless

Twelve leaders of a Southern California-based church have been arrested on charges of coercing dozens of mostly homeless people into forced labour, holding them captive and compelling them to panhandle..
Reuters India - Published

Mashrou' Leila concert in Lebanon cancelled after church pressure

Lebanon's Byblos festival has cancelled a concert by the indie rock band Mashrou' Leila "to prevent bloodshed" after calls from church leaders accusing the band of blasphemy and death threats on social..
Reuters India - Published

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Church Leaders Charged in Forced Labor of Homeless People [Video]Church Leaders Charged in Forced Labor of Homeless People

A dozen leaders of Imperial Valley Ministries, including a former pastor, are charged in an indictment unsealed with subjecting homeless people to forced labor.

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Church leaders accused of using homeless [Video]Church leaders accused of using homeless

A dozen leaders of the Imperial Valley Ministries in California is accused of preying on homeless people, forcing them to beg for money and then taking it from them.

Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas     Duration: 00:52Published

Church leaders indicted in forced labor conspiracy [Video]Church leaders indicted in forced labor conspiracy

A dozen leaders of Imperial Valley Ministries were arrested by the FBI.

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Chula Vista group home suspected of imprisoning homeless [Video]Chula Vista group home suspected of imprisoning homeless

Church leaders in San Diego, El Centro, and Brownsville, Texas were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of subjecting homeless people to forced labor, according to U.S. Department of Justice officials.

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Church Leaders Vow To Rebuild After Fire Destroys West Philadelphia Church [Video]Church Leaders Vow To Rebuild After Fire Destroys West Philadelphia Church

Kimberly Davis reports.

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Local residents offer support for immigrants [Video]Local residents offer support for immigrants

Local residents offer support for immigrants

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Church leaders demand action in wake of mass shootings [Video]Church leaders demand action in wake of mass shootings

Congregations asking community to embrace diversity.

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A Lebanese rock band tests country's free speech [Video]A Lebanese rock band tests country's free speech

Lebanon's Byblos festival has cancelled a Mashrou' Leila concert "to prevent bloodshed" after calls from church leaders accusing the band of blasphemy and death..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 02:00Published

City Orders Milwaukee Church to Take Down Banner Defending Accused Rapist [Video]City Orders Milwaukee Church to Take Down Banner Defending Accused Rapist

The City of Milwaukee wants a south side church to take down a banner hanging in support of their "apostle."

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Lebanon festival cancels Mashrou' Leila show after religious pressue

Lebanon's Byblos festival has cancelled a concert by Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila which was set for next week after calls from church leaders who accused the group of blasphemy.
Reuters India - Published

Lebanese church demands cancellation of Mashrou' Leila show

Lebanese church leaders have demanded the cancellation of a concert by Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila on the grounds its songs are blasphemous, leading the group to say it is the target of a campaign..
Reuters India - Published

Homophobia now a crime in Brazil

*Brasilia:* Brazil's Supreme Court voted Thursday to criminalise homophobia, an important step for sexual minorities in one of the most dangerous countries for LGBT people in the world. The Supreme..
Mid-Day - Published

Pope declares war on sexual abuse but victims feel betrayed

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis ended his conference on the sexual abuse of children by clergy on Sunday by calling for an "all-out battle" against a crime that..
Firstpost - Published

Women vent their anger at Vatican child abuse conference

A nun and a woman journalist delivered the toughest criticism of Church leaders heard so far at Pope Francis' sexual abuse conference on Saturday, accusing them of hypocrisy and covering up horrendous..
Reuters India - Published

Pope asks for prayers for sex abuse summit at Vatican

He has summoned bishops to Rome to help him chart a way forward after decades of abuse by priests and prelates and the systematic cover-ups of that by their superiors. The scandals have eroded..
IndiaTimes - Published

Traumatised by sudden tsunami, that killed 429 in Indonesia, survivors remain jittery; Christmas celebrations replaced by sombre prayers

Christmas celebrations were replaced by sombre prayers, as church leaders called on Christians across Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, to pray for tsunami victims. Unlike other..
Firstpost - Published

'Time has come': Chinese police detain prominent 'house' church leaders

Teams of police and state security officials in the southwestern city of Chengdu came to the homes of leaders and members of the Early Rain Covenant Church late on Sunday and detained them, according..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Pope orders inquiry into bishop as U.S. Church leaders discuss abuse crisis

Pope Francis has ordered an investigation of an American bishop accused of sexual misconduct with adults and accepted his resignation, deepening a worldwide clerical abuse scandal.
Reuters India - Published

Abuse Prevention Summit: Pope Francis summons bishops to Vatican to discuss child abuse

Pope Francis is summoning the presidents of every bishops conference around the world for a February summit to discuss preventing clergy sex abuse and protecting children evidence that he realizes the..
DNA - Published

Pope Francis to meet US Church leaders after archbishop accuses him of covering up sexual abuse allegations against cardinal

Pope Francis will meet leaders of the US Catholic Church on Thursday, the Vatican announced, after a high profile accusation that the pontiff covered up sexual abuse allegations against an American..
Firstpost - Published

Pope to meet U.S. Church leaders after archbishop's accusations - Vatican

Pope Francis will meet on Thursday with U.S. Catholic Church leaders who want to discuss the fallout from a scandal involving a former American cardinal and demands from an archbishop that the pontiff..
Reuters India - Published

Vatican knew of Pennsylvania sex abuse cover-up, prosecutor says

(Reuters) - The Vatican knew of a cover-up of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania through secret archives that bishops in the state shared with church leaders in Rome, the state's..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

BJP MP named on Maharashtra agricultural panel given cabinet minister status

Francis begged forgiveness for the pain suffered by victims and said lay Catholics must be involved in the effort to root out abuse and cover-up. He blasted the clerical culture that has been blamed..
IndiaTimes - Published

Do not call us Mormons or LDS Church, leaders of faith ask

Leaders of the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Thursday called on people to stop referring to the faith as Mormonism, although the church acknowledged one of its central texts..
Reuters India - Published

Welcome to Philippines, land where tech has turned couples into cybersex child traffickers

It was the half-naked girls running from room to room upon her arrival that made Filipina teenager Ruby fear the cyber cafe job she had been offered online might in fact be a sinister scam. Ruby's..
DNA - Published

Smith, Warner and Bancroft feature in Easter sermons as Australia church leaders urge forgiveness

The ball-tampering scandal featured in many Australia church sermons on Easter.
DNA - Published

In Easter sermons, Australian church leaders urge forgiveness for disgraced cricketers

A cheating scandal that has ripped through the core of Australia's most venerated pastime, cricket, prompted church leaders to provide guidance over the Easter weekend on how to emerge from the moral..
Rediff.com - Published Also reported by •Deccan HeraldReuters India

US top court to hear Microsoft case on data protection overseas

us top court to hear microsoft case on data protection overseas
Is it incumbent on an American company to turn over data to law enforcement agencies when demanded even if such data are stored overseas? This issue is at the core of a case involving Microsoft that..
Mid-Day - Published

Church leaders shut Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre in land, tax protest

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Church leaders in Jerusalem shut the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Sunday in protest at a new Israeli tax policy and a proposed land expropriation law which they called a..
Reuters India - Published

Singapore seeks to amend law after 'too low' megachurch fraud sentences

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's government is seeking to amend a law that led to shortened sentences for church leaders convicted of misusing millions of dollars, in a case that has gripped the..
Reuters India - Published

Pope wrapping up restive trip to Latin America

Pope Francis is wrapping up the most contested, violent trip of his papacy Sunday with a series of meetings with Peruvian church leaders and a final Mass at an air base in Peru's capital.
IndiaTimes - Published

Sushma Swaraj confirms Father Tom has reached Vatican; Catholic church, leaders, kin hail his priest release

The Catholic Church, political leaders and family members of Father Tom Uzhunnalil, abducted by Islamic militants in Yemen last year, today thanked the governments of India and Oman for their efforts..
DNA - Published

Egyptian Government's Claims of Improved Situation for Copts Refuted by Ongoing Discrimination, Reports Coptic Solidarity

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2017 : Both the Egyptian government and some church leaders are claiming that the Copts' situation has improved under President El-Sisi's leadership, despite the growing body of..
newKerala.com - Published

Egypt's Coptic Christians to halt activities after security threat, sources say

Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Christians have been told by church leaders to cancel all events and activities outside churches in July because of a security threat, church sources said on Thursday.
DNA - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Cameroon bishop's death 'murder, not suicide': church

"We, bishops of Cameroon, affirm that Monsignor Jean Marie Benoit Bala did not commit suicide; he was brutally assassinated," the church leaders said in a statement obtained Wednesday by AFP.
DNA - Published

Will examine legal options against killers of BJP workers, says Shah

BJP president Amit Shah said on Sunday that the CPI(M)'s violence against Sangh activists has only helped the BJP gain further inroads in Kerala. "Whenever Left parties formed the government in the..
Deccan Herald - Published

Church leaders in India back indigenous people protesting land law changes

By Jatindra Dash BHUBANESWAR, India, March 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - C hurch leaders in eastern India are backing a campaign to overturn recent amendments to decades-old land laws, saying the..
DNA - Published

UN envoy and Church leaders in DR Congo condemn attacks against Catholic facilities


newKerala.com - Published

Duterte's family planning program faces opposition in Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) - A presidential intervention to provide free contraceptives in the predominantly Catholic Philippines looked set to face hurdles, with conservatives and church leaders preparing..
Reuters India - Published

Catholic bishops ask Trump for humane immigration policies

The nation's Roman Catholic bishops have urged President-elect Donald Trump to adopt humane policies toward immigrants and refugees, as church leaders begin navigating what will likely be a complex..
Zee News - Published

Pope Francis accepts church leaders' invitation to visit South Sudan

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to visit South Sudan to preach peace in the country embroiled in inter-ethnic and political strife, religious leaders said after talks..
Reuters India - Published

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