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God Goes Gender-Neutral... in Sweden

God Goes Gender-Neutral... in Sweden

By Donyae Lewis | Dec 10
Is God a man? Or a woman? Or neither? Or both? Humans may never truly know the answer to that. But the Church of Sweden recently decided their God is going gender-neutral.

Ferah's World: How One Girl Survived IS Rule

Ferah's World: How One Girl Survived IS Rule

Dec 6
The Islamic State group turned the world outside into a horror, so Ferah created her own world, making her bedroom into a refuge where she wrote about her life. This is the story of how an Iraqi teen survived nearly 3 years under IS.

Ex-Members: Church Uses Pull, Lies to Keep Kids

Ex-Members: Church Uses Pull, Lies to Keep Kids

Nov 14
An Associated Press investigation has found that a secretive evangelical church has used lies and intimidation to bring in and keep children. Ex-members of Word of Faith Fellowship say the kids are exposed to sometimes violent church practices.

UK Anglicans Issue Advice to Counter Anti-LGBT Bullying

UK Anglicans Issue Advice to Counter Anti-LGBT Bullying

Nov 13
The Church of England has issued new guidance to counter anti-LGBT bullying at its schools, telling teachers that children should be permitted to wear tutus, tiaras or superhero capes "without judgment or derision."

House GOP Blocks Dems on Child Taxes As Senate Bill Emerges

House GOP Blocks Dems on Child Taxes As Senate Bill Emerges

By Marcy Gordon and Erica Werner | Nov 8
A House committee waded through a fresh pile of amendments Wednesday as Republicans pressed their drive to overhaul the nation's tax system, a day after GOP lawmakers blocked Democrats' efforts to get bigger tax benefits for the cost of children.

Oklahoma Author Awarded Ownership of Microfilm Lunar Bibles

By Justin Juozapavicius | May 5
A Texas state agency has withdrawn its ownership claim to 10 microfilm Bibles that Apollo astronauts took into space, ceding them to an author who says they were left to her by a NASA chaplain.

Church Led by Gay Pastor Dismisses Homophobic Protester

By Brittany Ferrendi | Mar 6
In a livestream clipped by Pink News, an unidentified man walked in front of the service members and called openly gay Pastor Don Frueh an "abomination." He wore a shirt that read "FEAR GOD," and added, "I can't find a wife in this homosexual city."

Ex-Congregants Reveal Years of Ungodly Abuse

By Mitch Weiss | Feb 28
From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: Years of terror - waged in the name of the Lord.

Pope Francis: Native People Have Rights Over Their Lands

By Nicole Winfield | Feb 17
Pope Francis insisted Wednesday that indigenous groups must give prior consent to any economic activity affecting their ancestral lands, a view that conflicts with the Trump administration.

'Jesus Walked Here' :: Dr. Elizabeth McNamer on the Evidence and Significance of Bethsaida

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 13
The Biblical city Bethsaida is one place we know the historical Jesus walked and performed miracles. Dr. Elizabeth McNamer has led groups of volunteers at the archaeological site for twenty years. In a chat with EDGE, she discusses her book.

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