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Vermont bill would end time limit for civil physical abuse

Apr. 20, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

The Vermont Senate on Tuesday passed a proposal to eliminate the statute of limitations in civil cases of childhood physical abuse. The bill, approved by a vote of 29-0, builds on legislation passed two years ago that ended the statute of limitations for civil cases of...

Church leaders seek Home Depot boycott on Georgia voting law

Apr. 20, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A group of religious leaders is calling for a boycott of Georgia-based Home Depot, saying the home improvement giant hasn't done enough to oppose the state's new voting laws. African Methodist Episcopal Bishop Reginald Jackson said the company has...

Greek Church to allow worshippers at Easter Week services

Apr. 20, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The powerful Church of Greece said Tuesday it would allow the faithful to take part in Orthodox Easter services next week but limit attendance and hold the services earlier in the day to conform with a government-imposed curfew. The decision comes...

Massachusetts residents 16 and older eligible for vaccine

Apr. 19, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nearly 2 million Massachusetts residents are newly eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Beginning Monday, anyone 16 years old and older who lives, works or studies in Massachusetts can receive the vaccine. On Saturday,...

Suspect arrested after fire at Cape Girardeau church

Apr. 19, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A Cape Girardeau man was charged Monday with a hate crime after a fire destroyed a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints church in the city, officials said. Christopher Pritchard, 45, was also charged with second-degree arson, burglary...

5 Tennessee sites added to historic places register

Apr. 19, 2021 04:30 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two churches are among five Tennessee properties named to the National Register of Historic Places. The Tennessee Historical Commission announced Friday the latest entries from the state on the national list of cultural sites deemed worthy of...

Faith leaders across US join in decrying voting restrictions

Apr. 18, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

In Georgia, faith leaders are asking corporate executives to condemn laws restricting voting access — or face a boycott. In Arizona and Texas, clergy have assembled outside the state capitols to decry what they view as voter-suppression measures targeting Black and Hispanic people. ...

Pope calls on Russia and Ukraine to seek reconciliation

Apr. 18, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday voiced apprehension over a recent Russian troop buildup near the border with Ukraine and called for efforts to ease tensions in the 7-year conflict in eastern Ukraine pitting Ukrainian forces against Russia-backed rebels. ...

Cross is carved into soil to break ground for new church

Apr. 17, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — Congregants in south Mississippi carved a cross in the soil where they will build a new church to replace one damaged by an Easter tornado last year. WDAM-TV reported that the groundbreaking ceremony took place on Easter this...

Scrubbed raw, hundreds of Civil War era gravestones defaced

Apr. 17, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. (AP) — Bridget Blake walked through the historic cemetery behind All Hallows Episcopal Chapel in Davidsonville and cried. She didn’t grieve for the loss of a loved one but for the destruction to over 160 gravestones sloppily scrubbed clean by unknown people. ...