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Ugandan bill retains death penalty

The Ugandan parliament’s Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee has regrettably recommended passage of the proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill, including retaining the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality,” Human Rights Watch says. The committee’s report recommends amendments deleting some provisions but adding criminal penalties for “conduct[ing] a marriage ceremony between persons of the same sex.”

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Archbishop of Armagh’s reflections on division

At its General Synod which is underway, the Church of Ireland will vote on a motion to approve the Anglican Covenant.

In his presidential address today to General Synod, The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, the Most Revd Alan Harper, reflected on the divisions in the Church of

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Gafcon wants group they snub to have greater power

Primates who did not attend the Dublin Primates meeting have issued a statement through Gafcon complaining about decisions made in their absence that underscored that the primates meeting is a meeting to build to collegiality, and is in not a tribunal that metes out penalties. It comes as no surprise that Gafcon does not

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Activist Pauli Murray’s home to be restored in her honor

She went on to graduate first in her class from Howard University’s law school, advised former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt on civil rights and was ordained in 1976. She celebrated her first communion at Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, where her grandmother had been baptized as a slave.

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Needed: 3 cups of compassion

With a class action lawsuit filed against Greg Mortensen in early May following investigations by writer John Krakauer and 60 Minutes, what is needed now is three cups of compassion.

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Jim Wallis speaks for whom?

People inviting Wallis to policy briefings and White House meetings should realize that he “is far to the right of the people he’s allowed to speak for.”

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