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Church of Sweden to stop clergy calling God 'he' or 'the Lord' in bid to crack down on gendered language

The Church of Sweden is encouraging its clergy to use the gender-neutral term "God" instead of referring to the deity as "he" or "the Lord".<p>The decision was made on Thursday, wrapping up an eight-day meeting of the church's 251-member decision-making body. The decision will take effect on May 20 …

Church of England

Hundreds killed in Egypt mosque attack

Hundreds of people were killed in an attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai region, Egyptian state-owned news agency MENA reported.

Extremism

With the loss of its caliphate, ISIS could turn even more reckless and radical

The brazen attack on worshipers at an Egyptian mosque early Friday showed the ability of the Islamic State's regional affiliates to inflict death and exact revenge for the loss of the group's main enclaves in Iraq and Syria.<p>There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attack on the …

Muslim Brotherhood

Pope's place as refugee champion tested in Myanmar

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis heads to Myanmar and Bangladesh with the international community excoriating Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims …

Jewish group calls for Ontario town to rename street called Swastika Trail

A major Jewish advocacy group in Canada has stepped up efforts to help some residents of an Ontario town convince local politicians to rename a street currently called Swastika Trail.<p>B'nai Brith Canada started an online petition on Thursday calling on Puslinch Township, about 75 kilometres west of …

Militants kill 235 at Sinai mosque in deadliest assault on civilians in Egypt

CAIRO — Militants set off a blast and gunned down fleeing worshipers at a packed mosque in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula on Friday, killing at least 235 people in the deadliest single assault on civilians by suspected Islamist extremists in Egypt's recent history.<p>There was no immediate claim of …