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Monday, April 17, 2023

Joy and tension as Kyiv marks Orthodox Easter

Joy and tension as Kyiv marks Orthodox Easter without Moscow clergy
The Guardian: A cathedral service was overseen by clerics independent of Russian-affiliated patriarchate for first time since 17th century.
Associated Press:
Dozens of POWs freed as Ukraine marks Orthodox Easter
Abortion pill rulings undermine religious freedom, interfaith leaders say
Religion News Service: Multiple faith groups object to Judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk’s ruling on mifepristone, saying it is motivated by a sectarian version of Christianity that tramples over their beliefs.
Israel failing to stop attacks on Christians, Jerusalem churches say
Christian Science Monitor: Christian churches and worshippers in Jerusalem say they are facing an unprecedented rise in attacks that are upsetting a delicate balance of harmony in a city, revered by the three Abrahamic faiths, that is home to dozens of diverse communities and denominations.
Died: George Verwer, who asked Christians ‘Are you ready to go?’*
Christianity Today: The founder of Operation Mobilisation moved untold numbers to proclaim God’s love around the globe.
The duly elected Black men expelled from a state legislature — 155 years ago*
Christian Century: The expulsion of Justin Jones and Justin Pearson recalls the Original 33, expelled by Georgia’s anti-Reconstruction white majority in 1868.

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