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Court strikes down clergy tax break

WASHINGTON (ABP) — A federal judge said Nov. 23 that an IRS rule allowing clergy to avoid paying taxes on a part of their income designated as a housing allowance violates the constitutionally mandated separation of church and state. Senior United … Continue reading

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Administrative penalties in Tajikistan punish religious activity

TAJIKISTAN (Forum18) — Three new articles were added to the Code of Administrative Offences to punish those violating the religion law’s tight restrictions on sending Tajik citizens abroad for religious education; on preaching and teaching religious doctrines; and on establishing ties with religious … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Chen scheduled to speak at Council of Foreign Relations in New York

NEW YORK (BP) — In one of his first televised interviews since seeking refuge in the United States, former Chinese prisoner Chen Guangcheng told CNN’s Anderson Cooper “the brutality was beyond anyone’s imagination.” “I want to correct one thing here,” … Continue reading

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