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New study shows opposite of common thought that students walk away from faith at college

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (TAB, RNS) — With the “Back to Campus” issue for Aug. 14 in the works at The Alabama Baptist, a new generational study shows the opposite of a common thought — higher education leads students away from organized religion. … Continue reading

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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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Iranian-American reportedly tortured

TEHRAN, Iran (BP) — An Iranian-born pastor who is a U.S. citizen is undergoing physical and mental torture in a notoriously brutal Tehran prison while an international campaign for his release mounts, according to the American Center for Law and Justice. … Continue reading

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Oregon dentist fined for pressuring employee to attend Scientology seminar

BEND, Ore. (RNS) — State labor officials have ordered a dentist to pay nearly $348,000 to settle allegations that he threatened to fire a dental assistant unless she attended a Scientology-related training session. The Bureau of Labor and Industries contends … Continue reading

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