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South Africa's virus cases decline, liquor sales allowed

Jul. 26, 2021 07:27 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's government has lifted a ban on liquor sales and relaxed other pandemic restrictions, reporting that a recent spike in coronavirus cases has passed its peak, the president said. President Cyril Ramaphosa said in an address to the...

US churches reckon with traumatic legacy of Native schools

Jul. 22, 2021 20:09 PM EDT

The discoveries of hundreds of unmarked graves at former residential schools for Indigenous children in Canada have prompted renewed calls for a reckoning over the traumatic legacy of similar schools in the United States — and in particular by the churches that operated many of them. ...

US churches reckon with traumatic legacy of Native schools

Jul. 22, 2021 20:09 PM EDT

The discoveries of hundreds of unmarked graves at former residential schools for Indigenous children in Canada have prompted renewed calls for a reckoning over the traumatic legacy of similar schools in the United States — and in particular by the churches that operated many of them. ...

Ohio coaches fired for pizza incident file defamation suit

Jul. 13, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Six Ohio high school football coaches who were fired when a father complained his son was forced to eat a pork-based pepperoni pizza in violation of his religious beliefs have sued the parent, his attorney, school officials and others for defamation. ...

Castleton 1st university in Vermont to have NAACP chapter

Jun. 25, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

CASTLETON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s Castleton University is the first college or university in the state to start its own chapter of the NAACP. WCAX-TV reports the Rutland-area NAACP says the chapter at Castleton received its recognition from the national NAACP earlier...

Fla. governor signs bill requiring moment for school prayer

Jun. 14, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis visited a South Florida Jewish temple to denounce anti-Semitism and stand with Israel, as the Republican governor cloaked himself in religion Monday while signing a bill into law that would require public schools in his state to set aside...

Court: Local Wisconsin heath departments can't close schools

Jun. 11, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday that local health departments do not have the authority to close schools due to emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic, delivering a win to private and religious schools that challenged a Dane County order. ...

Senate passes bill protecting athletes' religious expression

Jun. 09, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Schools and school sports regulators could no longer require advance waivers or otherwise restrict participants’ religious apparel unless it causes a “legitimate danger” for fellow competitors, under legislation approved by the Ohio Senate Wednesday. ...

Coaches ousted after player says he was forced to eat pork

Jun. 04, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The head football coach at an Ohio high school and six other coaches there have been ousted after a football player said he was forced him to eat pork in violation of his religious beliefs for missing a voluntary workout. The Canton City Board of...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 02, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

Albany Times Union. June 2, 2021. Editorial: Stop the gunfire The gun violence Albany is experience this year is part of a national problem that demands, among other things, stronger federal gun control laws. THE ISSUE: ...