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Judge Blocks Trump Order on Refugees Amid Chaos and Outcry Worldwide – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Brooklyn came to the aid of scores of refugees and others who were trapped at airports across the United States on Saturday after an executive order signed by President Trump, which sought to keep many foreigners from entering the country, led to chaotic scenes across the globe.

Source: Judge Blocks Trump Order on Refugees Amid Chaos and Outcry Worldwide – The New York Times

2017 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Events – World Religion News

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day is annually observed on the 27th of January. It’s a solemn commemoration of the Holocaust which is considered to be the darkest period during the Nazi regime wherein millions of Jews including all other cultural minorities are brutally killed in mass concentration camps across the German-occupied Europe. The primary objective of the holiday is to honor both the deceased and surviving victims as well as to promote awareness of the Holocaust worldwide.

Source: 2017 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Events – World Religion News

Religious Crowd Gathers in Support of Women’s March – World Religion News

PEOPLE OF FAITH STOOD IN UNITY AT WOMEN’S MARCH IN WASHINGTON D.C.

The early morning hours of January 21 saw large gatherings of women and men in Washington D.C. carrying around signs stating “Love Trumps Hate” and “I’m With Her.” The gathering was part of the much-awaited Women’s March on Washington 2017.

Source: Religious Crowd Gathers in Support of Women’s March – World Religion News

Grand Mosque of Paris pulls out of France-sponsored Muslim foundation | Religion News Service

PARIS (RNS) The powerful Grand Mosque of Paris will pull out of a new, state-sponsored Muslim foundation, criticizing “interference” in how Islam is exercised, at a time of simmering tensions surrounding France’s second-largest faith, its spokesman said.

Source: Grand Mosque of Paris pulls out of France-sponsored Muslim foundation | Religion News Service

SNAP faces lawsuit claiming it colluded with clergy sex abuse victim attorneys | The State

ST. LOUIS-The advocacy group Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests has for decades pressured Catholic Church officials and helped expose clergy sex abuse cases that resulted in large payouts to victims and their attorneys.Now the table is being turned on SNAP.

Source: SNAP faces lawsuit claiming it colluded with clergy sex abuse victim attorneys | The State

National LGBTQ Task Force to Review TN Episcopal Same-Sex Marriage Ban – World Religion News

DECISION TO CREATE TASK FORCE TAKEN AFTER TENNESSEE BISHOP BANS SAME-SEX MARRIAGES IN HIS DIOCESE DESPITE OFFICIAL PERMISSION BY CHURCH AT NATIONAL LEVEL.

The Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee has turned to the National LGBTQ Task Force to review the Church’s ongoing issues with ministers officiating at same-sex marriages. Although the Episcopal Church at the national level has given official permission in 2015 to all Episcopalian churches to accept gay marriages, it had also allowed bishops to choose whether or not they will accept same-sex marriages at the diocesan level or not.

Source: National LGBTQ Task Force to Review TN Episcopal Same-Sex Marriage Ban – World Religion News

Bomb Threats Reported at Multiple Jewish Centers Spread Throughout the U.S. – World Religion News

16 BOMB THREAT CALLS WERE MADE TO JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS ACROSS THE U.S. MONDAY.

Bomb threats had been reported on Monday at various Jewish Community Centers located across multiple U.S. states. According to the authorities, there is no clear information on whether the threats were in some way connected.

Source: Bomb Threats Reported at Multiple Jewish Centers Spread Throughout the U.S. – World Religion News

Advocates for Religious Freedom Split on Views of LGBT Issues – World Religion News

ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS AND LIBERALS HARBOR DIFFERENT VIEWS ON GAY RIGHTS.

Influential conservative Christians in the United States, comprised of leaders from almost 90 churches, evangelical seminaries, ministries and publications, of both Orthodox and Catholic clergy, have signed a statement which rejects any kind of legal efforts to protect Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or SOGI. They believe the proposed SOGI laws threaten basic freedoms. The writings were part of the campaign titled “Preserve Freedom, Reject Coercion” by Colson Center for Christian Worldview.

Source: Advocates for Religious Freedom Split on Views of LGBT Issues – World Religion News