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  • Church-state distance, if not separation, finally hits Il Bel Paese

    Church-state distance, if not separation, finally hits Il Bel Paese

    • May 20, 2018

    Pope Francis and his team have almost completely stayed out of Italy’s political drama, and the results appear to be a mixed bag.

  • FEMA rethinking ban on disaster aid to church buildings

    FEMA rethinking ban on disaster aid to church buildings

    • Nov 7, 2017

    FEMA grants are available to religiously affiliated schools, health care providers and nursing homes. And FEMA also can provide money to repair church-run facilities that function like community centers, but only if less than half the space or use is for religious purposes. Now the federal disaster agency is rethinking its policy after religious organizations sued, saying they are being discriminated against based solely on their faith.

  • Trump order makes some preachers ecstatic, others cringe

    Trump order makes some preachers ecstatic, others cringe

    • May 9, 2017

    While some religious leaders are excited by President Donald Trump’s executive order to ease limits on churches endorsing political candidates, The Rev. Don Anderson, executive minister of the Rhode Island State Council of Churches, and others say the Johnson Amendment can protect the clergy from being put in awkward spots, such as being asked to endorse a parishioner’s relative.

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