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Security to be more visible during High Holy Days

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments



Known as a time for celebration, Rosh Hashanah also is a time for increased awareness of those who would quell that celebration. During the High Holy Days, synagogues and police departments across the region will step up security to protect against the unforeseen – including at B'nai Jeshurun Congregation in Pepper Pike. "We have a […]




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Vandals Shoot Into Church Building

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments



The congregation at Blue Springs Baptist Church in Cleveland, TN is keeping the faith, even though they're facing a massive repair bill because of vandals. "Take your gun to a gun range if you want to shoot, don't shoot into a building," says church administrator Mark Wells. In all, there's 14 bullet holes in this […]




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Churches look toward new program for tornado safety and plan development

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments



STILLWATER, Okla. — Imagine being in service on a Sunday when a tornado strikes – one initiative is on a mission to turn panic into a plan. Supercell Sunday is an initiative focused on houses of worship and large gathering places on behalf of the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security. It would bring church administrators […]




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Jewish security group to protect mosque

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments



Jewish volunteer security group Shomrim has offered to protect a London mosque threatened by anti-Muslim violence. Members of the Stamford Hill -based organisation met mosque leaders at the Cazenove Road Mosque and Community Centre , in Stoke Newington, at the weekend. Liberal Democrat councillor Ian Sharer brought the two groups together after a request by […]




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Woman pleads guilty to thefts from Columbia Baptist Association

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments



A Dothan woman charged with stealing from the Columbia Baptist Association pleaded guilty on Wednesday… and was then arrested a short time later on additional charges. Attorney Matt Lamere said his client, 52-year-old Tonya Renee Woodward, entered what's referred to as a blind guilty plea, which means there was no agreement for sentencing. Woodward pleaded […]




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Vandals set fire to church banner and altar

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments



Vandals who broke into a historic Lincolnshire church destroyed a unique religious banner and charred a 500-year-old wooden altar. The fires were started after intruders climbed on to the roof of the 14th century All Saints' Church in Croft, near Skegness, and went down the tower steps into the main building. The banner and altar […]




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Defendant in Ottawa County church bombing-plot case to claim insanity

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments



A man who is accused of plotting to destroy dozens of Ottawa County churches will mount an insanity defense, according to a pleading filed Wednesday by his attorney. Gregory Arthur Weiler II, 24, was ruled mentally incompetent on April 3 by U.S. Magistrate Paul Cleary and was committed to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility […]




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Man charged with threatening Fargo synagogue

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments



FARGO – A man is facing federal civil rights and threats charges after officials at the Department of Justice said he called the synagogue here and left a message suggesting he was affiliated with Hamas and claiming Islamic Jihad against the head of the synagogue. Dominique Jason Flanigan, 41, of Fargo, also known as Kadafi […]




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Former minister accused of groping woman at church

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments



A former Cornerstone Community Church youth minister has been accused of groping a woman at the church’s Chestnut Street location. Patrick Hattler, 36, was in Orangeburg Municipal Court on Tuesday to face a charge of first-degree assault and battery. Orangeburg City Judge Barney Houser set bond on the Orangeburg man at $10,000 cash or surety, […]




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FBI offering $5,000 reward for information on Bozeman church vandalisms

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments



The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that helps its investigation into a string of church vandalisms in Bozeman. Investigators believe the three incidents to be related and are treating them as hate crimes, due to the “sheer volume of profane anti-religious graffiti and acts of arson discovered inside the […]




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Violence shuts down church basketball tournament in Brockton

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments



BROCKTON —  Five days after a 74-year-old man was beaten to death, authorities shut down a church basketball tournament n the same neighborhood after youths attacked a referee. Police said threats to “Shoot the place up” were made. A 19-year-old Brockton man, Amadou Toure, is facing assault and battery charges in the attack, Sgt. Scott […]




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37 Churches Destroyed in Egypt

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments



A new report from Human Rights Watch has revealed the extremity of the bloodshed against Egypt's Coptic Christians. Since Aug. 14, 37 churches have been either destroyed or badly damaged, and at least five others were attacked, leaving at least four people dead. In addition, scores of Christian businesses and schools have been looted, vandalized and […]




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Synagogue Vandalized in Jerusalem

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments



Bnei Akiva counselors who arrived at the headquarters of the group’s Shunra branch in the Ramat Eshkol neighborhood in northern Jerusalem on Tuesday morning were horrified to discover that the center, which includes a synagogue, had been badly vandalized. Arutz Sheva spoke to chapter manager Dana Amar, who said the vandalism included “destruction of property and […]




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Vineyard Community Church in Chattanooga limits pastor’s son’s participation after sex assault arrest

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments



A 21-year-old pastor's son won't be allowed to work with children or hold a leadership position at the Vineyard Community Church in Chattanooga after being charged with simple battery, two counts of third-degree cruelty to children and sexual assault in connection with an incident at a church camp. The church, which holds services at Tyner […]




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Chicago Church Shooting: 5 Gunned Down in Drive-By as Church Holds Prayer Service, Soup Kitchen

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments



Five people have been injured in a drive-by shooting at Uptown Baptist Church earlier this week. According to authorities, the shootings occurred in the Uptown neighborhood when a car pulled up in front of the church, specifically targeting one of the individuals on the sidewalk. The four others were victims of their proximity. The police […]




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