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Ben Finley

Ben Finley is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Ben Finley

Pastor talks of breakdown in Turkey, but also forgiveness

By Ben Finley — October 20, 2018
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — People the Brunsons had known testified against him, but Andrew Brunson said, 'It's not an option not to forgive; we are required to as Christians.'

Fear, resolve and more security at Charlottesville synagogue

By Ben Finley — August 20, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — White supremacists carrying semi-automatic rifles were streaming past the synagogue, taunting congregants with phony Brooklyn accents and mocking Yiddish expressions.

Church of the First Born practices a strict faith

By Ben Finley — April 24, 1996
c. 1996 Religion News Service ALBANY, Ore. (RNS)-It is written in the Bible’s book of Esther and again in Ezra that the people fasted by the river so they might merit protection from the Lord. More than 100 members of the Church of the First Born gathered this week (April 21-27) in Brownsville, Ore., to […]
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