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Karen Matthews

Karen Matthews is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Karen Matthews

Work resumes on church destroyed on 9/11

By Karen Matthews — August 3, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) — After a three year halt due to financial problems, work resumed Monday on a Greek Orthodox church being built to replace one destroyed in the attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

NYC mayor takes heat after lashing out at Jewish funeral

By Karen Matthews — April 29, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio defended his tweets criticizing a large Jewish funeral.

Questioning real-world learning at ultra-Orthodox schools

By Karen Matthews — July 22, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Complaints that some schools run by the city's strictly observant Hasidic Jews barely teach English, math, science or social studies have fueled a movement to demand stricter oversight by state and local educational authorities.
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