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God, if it was a man

Bishop urges Christians to stop calling God a 'He'

God shouldn't always be called 'He', says the Church of England's first female diocesan bishop.

One local told CBS News she doesn't mind people using marijuana, but it's "blasphemous" to say it's for religious reasons.

Cannabis worshippers smoke up as their church is raided

Police in California say it's an illegal marijuana dispensary, not a real church.

The book is yet to be distributed to students.

Pro-gay rights textbook stuns California conservatives

The book features a picture of a former Mayor, calling him a "champion for people's rights".

Pope Francis.

Pope to meet US church leaders over claims

They want to discuss the fallout from a scandal involving a former American cardinal.

Activists in Bangladesh have protested the detainment of Muslims in China.

Chinese govt violently cracking down on religion - human rights group

It's claimed officials are burning bibles and forcing Muslims into 'brainwashing camps'.

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Why Kiwi churches are offering a prayer for the media

This weekend, at hundreds of churches around NZ congregations will offer up a prayer for the fourth estate.

Geert Wilders

Man arrested after threatening 'blasphemer' over Mohammad cartoons

Images of Mohammad are traditionally forbidden in Islam as idolatrous.

King Abdullah and Donald Trump.

Israel might get leader named 'Mohammed' - Trump

He reportedly said it as a joke.

The 93-year-old said God had impressed upon him the importance of the official name.

Why Mormons no longer want to be called Mormons

However, the church's central text will still be called the Book of Mormon.

The statue, which features two smiling children.

Satanists bring statue of Baphomet to free speech rally

They say it should be displayed next to an existing monument of the Ten Commandments at the state capitol.

Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghehan

Couple who believed evil is 'make-believe' killed by Islamic State

They were travelling the world on bicycle, documenting human kindness.

Gay cake

Baker who refused to make a gay wedding cake back in court

This time he's accused of refusing to make a blue and pink transgender-themed treat.

One hotel replaced the bible with Fifty Shades of Grey.

Is it time to take Gideons Bibles out of hotel rooms?

It may be time to start a new chapter in hotel reading material.

Theresa May and Boris Johnson.

UK government split deepens over burqa comments

The comments came in a piece arguing against a ban on the Islamic full-face veil.

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Kids of religious parents less likely to attempt suicide

This was independent of the child's own belief in the importance of religion.

Kent County Sheriff's Office

Parents refused baby medical care due to religious beliefs

The pair has now been charged with murder.

Ex-Muslim Imtiaz Shams believes New Zealand could do more to protect apostates.

Leaving religion: Ex-Muslim's liberating journey to apostasy

He believes New Zealand could do more to protect apostates.

Police in Melbourne clashed with anti-fascist protesters last week.

Anti-fascists gather to oppose Southern and Molyneux

Māori, Muslim, and migrant groups are taking a stand against a pair of far-right speakers bound for Auckland.

Watch: A police officer's journey from domestic violence to protecting victims.

How a strict religious upbringing prepared me for domestic abuse

Can the obedience expected of some religious kids make them more vulnerable? One survivor tells her story.

Evangelical Christians still support President Donald Trump despite his decidedly ungodly behaviour.

US pastor explains why evangelicals still support Donald Trump

The US President's behaviour is far from devout, but he still has Christian support.