Prayer

Muslim men attend a prayer at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. Tens of thousands gathered at the national mosque for the mass prayers on Saturday urging Indonesians to vote for Muslims in city and district elections being held across the country next week. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
February 11, 2017 - 3:04 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tens of thousands of Indonesians gathered at the national mosque in the capital on Saturday for mass prayers urging people to vote for a Muslim governor of the city as the country prepares for regional elections next week. The crowds overflowed from Istiqlal Mosque in the...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the National Prayer Breakfast, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 02, 2017 - 8:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring that religious freedom is "under threat," President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to repeal a rarely enforced IRS rule that says pastors who endorse candidates from the pulpit risk losing their tax-exempt status. "I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the National Prayer Breakfast, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 02, 2017 - 12:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring that religious freedom is "under threat," President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to repeal a rarely enforced IRS rule that says pastors who endorse candidates from the pulpit risk losing their tax-exempt status. "I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment...
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People place candles during a vigil in Quebec City on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, for victims of Sunday's deadly shooting at a Quebec City mosque. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 31, 2017 - 9:58 am
QUEBEC CITY (AP) — The French Canadian university student charged with killing six Muslim men during evening prayers at a mosque was known for extreme nationalist views and his support of the French rightist party led by Marine Le Pen. Alexandre Bissonnette was charged Monday with six counts of...
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Martin St. Louis holds a sign that reads "la paix pas la guerre" (peace, not war) near a Quebec city mosque after a deadly shooting in Quebec City, Canada, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard termed the act "barbaric violence" and expressed solidarity with victims' families. (Francis Vachon/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 30, 2017 - 1:56 am
QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Six people were killed and eight were injured in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers. Authorities reported two arrests in what Canada's prime minister called an act of terrorism. Quebec provincial police spokeswoman Christine Coulombe said early Monday that...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, arrive for a National Prayer Service at the National Cathedral, in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Trump opened his first full day as president Saturday at a national prayer service, the final piece of transition business for the nation’s new chief executive before a promised full-on shift into governing. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 21, 2017 - 9:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 10:45 a.m. President Donald Trump is opening his first full day in office by attending a prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral. Trump entered the cathedral holding hands with his wife, Melania, and took his place...
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President Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd with first lady Melania Trump at the Freedom Ball, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 21, 2017 - 2:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump wrapped up the ceremony of his inauguration and shifted to governing, he signaled he intends to move quickly to make a clean break from the Obama administration. Trump spent his first night in the White House and was slated to start his first full day in...
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President-elect Donald Trump, accompanied by Vice President-elect Mike Pence places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., ahead of Friday's presidential inauguration. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 20, 2017 - 2:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For years, the Washington National Cathedral, an Episcopal parish with a dual role as a civic gathering place, has hosted a prayer service for the newly sworn-in president. But keeping the tradition this year has caused an uproar among Episcopalians opposed to President-elect Donald...
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President-elect Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to reporters at Mar-a-Lago, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 28, 2016 - 4:44 pm
Two preachers who teach that God will make the faithful rich are among the religious leaders chosen to offer prayers at President-elect Donald Trump's swearing-in, the inaugural committee said Wednesday. Prosperity gospel preachers Paula White, a friend of Trump's, and Bishop Wayne T. Jackson,...
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Flowers lay in front of a photo of Valery Khalilov, the conductor and head of the Alexandrov Ensemble at the military choir's building in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 after a plane carrying 64 members of the Alexandrov Ensemble, crashed into the Black Sea minutes after taking off from the resort city of Sochi Sunday. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
December 26, 2016 - 5:52 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a Russian aircraft with 92 people on board en route to Russia's air base in Syria (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Pope Francis has led thousands of faithful in silent prayer for the victims of the Russian military plane crash. Speaking to thousands of people...
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