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Modest beachwear sparks controversy in France

Modest beachwear sparks controversy in France

April 12, 2016

Beachwear has become the newest item of contention in France’s ongoing battle between Muslim citizens’ veiling practices and state-mandated secularism.

British department store chain Marks & Spencer recently introduced a new item to its Western European stores, designed specifically to appeal to Muslim shoppers. The “burkini” is a one-piece swimsuit closely resembling a hooded wetsuit. The suit satisfies modesty requirements for women whose religious convictions lead them to cover their heads...

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Anglican Communion Suspends Episcopal Church Over Same-Sex Marriage

Anglican Communion Suspends Episcopal Church Over Same-Sex Marriage

January 22, 2016

This week, the world’s largest Protestant denomination, the Anglican Communion, placed an unprecedented sanction on its American branch for its stance on same-sex marriage.

The United States Episcopal Church, an official member church of the 85 million-strong Communion, will be suspended from full participation in the Communion for the next three years for their June decision to permit their clergy to perform religious wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples. This suspension precludes the Episcopal Church’s representation of the Communion in interfaith bodies or in Communion-...

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