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Half Of Ferguson’s young African-American men are missing

“According to the U.S. Census Bureau, while there are 1,182 African American women between the ages of 25 and 34 living in Ferguson, there are only 577 African American men in this age group. In other words there are more than two young black women for each young black man in Ferguson.” – Stephen Bronars

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Presbyterians (USA) approve marriage equality

The new definition was endorsed last year by the church General Assembly but required approval from a majority of the denomination’s presbyteries. The critical “yes” vote came Tuesday night from the Palisades Presbytery.

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No more Muslim prayer services in CoE church

‘Whilst it is very important to build good interfaith relations, it is clear that an act of worship from a non-Christian faith tradition is not permitted within a consecrated Church of England building.’ – Bishop of Southwark

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π day, π time

Then he made the Sea of cast bronze, ten cubits from one brim to the other; it was completely round. Its height was five cubits, and a line of thirty cubits measured its circumference.

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Rep. John Lewis to Receive Jonathan Daniels Award

The award is presented by the VMI Board of Visitors in honor of Daniels, a native of Keene, N.H. Daniels was valedictorian of the VMI Class of 1961 and as a seminarian at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., was killed while saving the life of African-American teenager Ruby Sales during the violent struggle for civil rights in Haynesville, Ala., in 1965.

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Legal setback for Diocese of Fort Worth

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth was formed by The Episcopal Church in 1982-84, after the new diocesan leaders promised unanimously to accept and use the Episcopal property only for The Episcopal Church’s mission and ministry.

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