Prayer

June 28, 2018 - 8:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that barred a North Carolina county from opening its meetings with Christian prayers. The Supreme Court declined Thursday to take a case involving the Rowan County Board of Commissioners. The board was sued in 2013 over its practice...
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Malaysian Muslims offer prayers during the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
June 15, 2018 - 3:56 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on Eid al-Fitr (all times local): 11: 55 a.m. More than 90,000 thousand Palestinians have worshipped at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem for Eid al-Fitr prayers. The Mufti of Jerusalem criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's peace plan in his sermon there...
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May 13, 2018 - 10:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate candidate Mitt Romney of Utah says a prominent Baptist minister shouldn't be giving the prayer that opens the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem because he's a "religious bigot." In a tweet Sunday night, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee...
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President Donald Trump walks out to speak during a "National Day of Prayer" event in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 03, 2018 - 12:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated the National Day of Prayer by announcing a White House initiative that he said would underpin policies recognizing the "vital role" of religion in the country. "America is a nation of believers," he said. Shortly before the Rose Garden event...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2015, file photo, Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinduism, delivers a prayer from Sanskrit scriptures before the Idaho Senate in Boise. The spiritual leader from Nevada is expected to deliver the first-ever Hindu prayer in the Oklahoma Senate Monday, April 30, 2018, part of an interfaith effort in a Legislature that has faced some criticism for its lack of religious diversity. (Kyle Green/Idaho Statesman via AP, File)
April 28, 2018 - 9:29 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A spiritual leader from Nevada will deliver the Oklahoma Senate's first Hindu prayer, part of an interfaith movement in a Legislature in the Bible Belt that has faced criticism its lack of religious diversity. Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, will...
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March 24, 2018 - 12:24 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A Louisiana church is gearing up for Good Friday, when its pastor and volunteers gather on the church's long circle driveway for drive-thru prayers . The Rev. Robert Johnson got the idea four years ago, when he was standing outside Louisiana Avenue United Methodist Church in...
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Students grieve outside Pines Trail Center where counselors are present, after Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Nikolas Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
February 15, 2018 - 2:28 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly school shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 3:25 p.m. An attorney for the 19-year-old Florida man accused of killing 17 people at a high school says her client is sad and remorseful. Public defender Melisa McNeill told reporters Thursday...
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February 08, 2018 - 8:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says faith is "central to American life and liberty." Trump on Thursday addressed the National Prayer Breakfast, a high-profile annual event that brings together faith leaders, politicians and dignitaries. He spoke about seeing the "power of God's love" in...
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January 29, 2018 - 6:25 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Departing Gov. Sam Brownback wants Kansas residents to observe his final full day in office with prayer and fasting, but some critics are opting for pizza and beer. The governor's office issued its last proclamation, designating Tuesday as a "Day of Prayer and Fasting." He's...
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January 29, 2018 - 6:21 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Departing Gov. Sam Brownback wants Kansas residents to observe his final full day in office with prayer and fasting, but some critics are opting for pizza and beer. The governor's office issued its last proclamation, designating Tuesday as a "Day of Prayer and Fasting." He's...
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