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Boy Scouts' bankruptcy creates rift with religious partners

Sep. 23, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid the Boy Scouts of America’s complex bankruptcy case, there is worsening friction between the BSA and the major religious groups that help it run thousands of scout units. At issue: the churches’ fears that an eventual settlement — while protecting the BSA from...

Churches, train stations: Historic buildings rehabilitated

Jul. 31, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Imagine living in an apartment in an old church that houses a chandelier and pipe organ donated by Andrew Carnegie, eating at a restaurant in the lobby of a 105-year-old train station decorated with marble from Italy, or drinking beer made inside a brewery that was raided...

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. ...

Canadian Indigenous group says more graves found at new site

Jun. 30, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

CRANBROOK, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian Indigenous group said Wednesday a search using ground-penetrating radar has found 182 human remains in unmarked graves at a site near a former Catholic Church-run residential school that housed Indigenous children taken from their families. ...

Pope to meet with Canada Indigenous amid demands for apology

Jun. 30, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has agreed to meet in December with Indigenous survivors of Canada's notorious residential schools amid calls for a papal apology for the Catholic Church’s role in the abuse and deaths of thousands of native children. The Canadian Conference...