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Monday, February 1, 2021

California bishops fighting 2019 clergy sex abuse law

California bishops fighting 2019 clergy sex abuse law
The Associated Press

Sanctuary movement leaders sue U.S., claiming religious rights violated
United Press International

Republican lawmakers push to make Texas’ anti-abortion laws among the most restrictive in the nation
The Texas Tribune

Nine nuns at Catholic center in Michigan died last month from COVID-19
Detroit Free Press *

‘Manage the best we can’: Latino church adapts to new COVID-19 reality

Black clergy offer churches as COVID-19 vaccination sites, roll up their sleeves
Religion News Service

For some Muslims, hope, uncertainty after travel ban lifted
The Associated Press

Unholy war: Is #DezNat an online platform for defending the LDS Church or a launching pad for extremists?
The Salt Lake Tribune *

International headlines

Lawmakers debate bill to rout out radical Islam in France
The Associated Press

Cardinal Pell case: Australian news outlets admit breaching legal ban
BBC News

Saudi Arabia has been scrubbing its textbooks of anti-Semitic and misogynistic passages
The Washington Post *

Outcry, arrests in Turkey over Mecca poster with LGBT flags
The Associated Press

Denmark sermons law could stifle free worship, warns Church of England bishop
The Guardian

Thousands join in Jerusalem funerals, flout pandemic rules
The Associated Press

How lawmakers made it nearly impossible to legalize abortion in Honduras

This is what happens when a Buddhist nun joins a heavy metal band
Los Angeles Times *

South Africa’s military ends hijab ban for Muslims
BBC News

Muslim Council of Britain elects Zara Mohammed as its first female
The Guardian

Analysis and commentary

Christian nationalism is a threat, and not just from Capitol attackers invoking Jesus
USA Today

Religious liberty isn’t enough
The Wall Street Journal *

Some Southern Baptist pastors are calling Kamala Harris ‘Jezebel.’ What do they mean?
Religion News Service

Imran Khan’s silence on Uighurs undercuts his defense of Muslims worldwide
Foreign Policy *

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s space laser and the age-old problem of blaming the Jews

The Wisconsin priest performing exorcisms against election fraud
Slate *

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