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Gordon College in Wenham in the US state of Massachusetts announced a 33 per cent tuition cut Thursday, joining two other Council for Christian Colleges and Universities members that have reset their tuition in the last two weeks in an effort to make private Christian education more

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Armenia accused Azerbaijan on Thursday of shelling a historic cathedral in the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, where nearly two weeks of heavy fighting has killed hundreds of people.

The Holy Saviour Cathedral, also known as the Ghazanchetsots Cathedral, had its dome pierced by a shell

Almost 300 evangelical church leaders in the Australian state of Victoria have signed an open letter urging the state's Premier, Daniel Andrews, to allow churches to open for indoor worship services.

Indoor church services are not permitted in Victoria, currently at the tail end of a second wave of coronavirus

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The pandemic has affected the global economy in unprecedented ways - with religious tourism especially brought to its knees as a result of the virus.  

Six months since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, the

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When the two major-party vice presidential candidates — a Black Baptist with Hindu heritage and a white, “born-again evangelical Catholic” - faced off on Wednesday night, they largely talked past one another (and their moderator).

But among their prepared arguments, Vice President Mike Pence and Senator

London, UK
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Britain's rough sleepers face a double winter whammy of freezing weather and deadly coronavirus, advocates said on Thursday, urging the government to resurrect its emergency pandemic measures and put a roof over every head.

In a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 18

Rome, Italy
AP

Pope Francis told European anti-money laundering experts Thursday that the Vatican was committed to “clean finance,” as he denounced financial speculation amid a spiraling corruption investigation in the heart of the Holy See.

It is rare for a head of state to meet with the

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LifeWay Christian Resources, the publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, announced late Tuesday that it had reached an out-of-court agreement with former President and CEO Thom Rainer.

The agreement requires Rainer to keep the terms of his noncompete contract he had signed after leaving his position

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Bangladesh must do more to tackle child marriage if it is to meet its own goal of eliminating the crime by 2041, according to a United Nations report released on Wednesday.

"This human rights violation...[is] robbing children of their childhoods," said Veera Mendonca,

Barcelona, Spain
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Developing countries at risk from wilder weather and rising seas on Wednesday urged all governments to meet a deadline to deliver stronger national climate action plans to the United Nations by the end of 2020, stressing that their survival depended on it.

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A recent COVID-19 spike in Northern California’s Shasta County has been partly attributed to the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, a school operated by the Pentecostal megachurch Bethel in the city of Redding.

Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency connected 123 cases to the school over

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