Prayer

Oklahoma state Rep. Jason Dunnington, D-Oklahoma City, is pictured in his office at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Dunnington, who requested Imam Imad Enchassi of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City deliver the daily prayer on the House floor, has, criticized state Rep. Chuck Strohm, R-Jenks, after Strohm first denied the local Muslim imam an opportunity to serve as minister in the House and then said he would change the rules of the program to allow only ministers from a member's "own place of worship." (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
March 07, 2018 - 6:58 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's House speaker says he plans changes to a program in which pastors deliver prayers and sermons to legislators amid criticism from interfaith leaders that non-Christians are being denied an opportunity to participate. House Speaker Charles McCall said Wednesday the...
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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 - 5:08 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly school shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A law enforcement official says he knows of "no known ties" between the suspect who confessed to a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school and a white supremacist group. Lt...
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February 08, 2018 - 9:12 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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The parents of the deceased 15 year old Bailey Holt, left, stand in tears as Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signs the prayer proclamation on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 in Benton, Ky. Marshall County High School reopened its doors Friday as the school day began with an assembly. Police say two students were killed, 14 were wounded by gunfire and seven others suffered other injuries when the boy opened fire at the school Tuesday before classes began. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)
January 26, 2018 - 5:27 pm
BENTON, Ky. (AP) — This was supposed to be Spirit Week at Marshall County High School. Instead, homecoming events were canceled, the governor was in town lamenting the nation's moral decay, and preparations were being made for the funerals of two 15-year-old children. Tuesday's attack by a fellow...
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Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass at the Las Palmas Air Force base in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
January 21, 2018 - 4:44 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Peru (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Police say more than 1 million people are gathered at an airbase for Pope Francis' final Mass in Peru as he concludes a restive trip to Latin America. Juan Rivera is a 31-year-old computer engineer in...
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A Palestinian protester tries to throw a gas canister shot by Israeli soldiers during a demonstration in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. Palestinians have been clashing with Israeli troops across the West Bank and along the Gaza border since Trump's announcement. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
December 22, 2017 - 10:18 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Palestinians were killed in renewed clashes with Israeli forces, Gaza's Health Ministry said Friday, as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged France and Europe to play a stronger role in peace efforts amid continued fallout over President Donald Trump's recognition of...
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A moment of the funeral service for late Cardinal Bernard Law, at St. Peter's basilica at the Vatican, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. Law, who died Wednesday at age 86, resigned in disgrace as archbishop of Boston in 2002 after revelations that he covered up for dozens of priests who raped and sexually molested children, moving them to different parishes without telling parents or police. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
December 21, 2017 - 1:53 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis prayed Thursday for a merciful final judgment for Cardinal Bernard Law, presiding over the funeral rites for a man who epitomized the Catholic Church's failure to protect children from pedophile priests and its arrogance in safeguarding its own reputation at all...
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December 19, 2017 - 9:35 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Promotion of religion is "engrained" in a Louisiana school district, a parent said in a federal lawsuit, and her family has been shunned and criticized for objecting to religious activities. Christy Cole's lawsuit seeks a court declaration that the Webster Parish School District'...
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December 17, 2017 - 5:47 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In a story Dec. 15 about deadly Israeli-Palestinian violence, The Associated Press erroneously referred to Jerusalem's Western Wall as Judaism's holiest site. The Western Wall is the holiest site where Jews can pray, while the neighboring hilltop compound known to Jews...
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Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour speaks in a Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 08, 2017 - 7:26 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (all times local): 2:20 a.m. The White House is urging all parties to "act in a matter conducive to peace" amid violent protests over President Donald Trump's decision to...
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