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Peter Smith

Peter Smith is an author at Religion News Service.

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Court: If bias rules have exceptions, faith groups qualify

By Peter Smith — June 18, 2021
(AP) — A ruling Thursday that favored Catholic Social Services in Philadelphia was far from the constitutional gale wind that would have reshaped how courts interpret religious liberty.

Hundreds gather at historic Tulsa church’s prayer wall

By Peter Smith — June 1, 2021
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — As the ceremony came to an end, participants put their hands on the prayer wall along the side of the sanctuary while soloist Santita Jackson sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing."

Tulsa pastors honor ‘holy ground’ 100 years after massacre

By Peter Smith — May 31, 2021
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Six congregations gathered to mark the centennial of the massacre and to honor the persistence of the Black church tradition in Greenwood.
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