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Need to know: Thursday, January 4, 2018
History shows that each new LDS president can shift the global faith’s relationship with the wider world. (Commentary)
"Maybe young people are turning away from religion, and woo woo spirituality is filling the gap," writes Amanda Hess. (Subscription may be required.)
FEMA was sued by three Texas churches damaged by Harvey, and by two Florida synagogues damaged by Hurricane Irma.
A mall seems like a public square but it’s a private space, free from church-state laws requiring religious neutrality.
A small Minneapolis church faces encroaching hipster hangouts and higher taxes with a biblical vision for an equitable community.
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