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‘She told Martin Luther King: tell ’em about the dream!’ The eternal life of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson
Fifty years after her death, friends and fans including Al Sharpton assess the legacy of a singer who took gospel mainstream and became ‘as big as Beyoncé’

Stevie Chick

19, May, 2022 @1:05 PM

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The Christian leader trying to break America’s link between faith and guns
Peter Cook says in the aftermath of the Buffalo racist shooting white Christian denominations have a duty to act

Edward Helmore

19, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘We kept our beards’: Oberammergau’s passion play emerges from pandemic
In 1633 the Bavarian village vowed to stage its play every 10 years if it survived the plague. It did then and has again

Kate Connolly in Oberammergau

14, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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John Wilkins obituary
Editor of the Tablet whose independent stance infuriated the Vatican and conservative Roman Catholics

Stephen Bates

13, May, 2022 @5:20 PM

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Father Stu review – Mark Wahlberg’s renegade-turned-priest blesses Catholic drama
Mark Wahlberg stars in a based on truth story ably supported by Jacki Weaver –though Mel Gibson is a much less welcome presence

Leslie Felperin

12, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Church of England to pump £3.6bn into parishes and fund more social action
Money will support projects such as food banks, as church seeks to ‘raise its game in its service to the nation’

Harriet Sherwood and Kalyeena Makortoff

11, May, 2022 @3:51 PM

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Former Oxford college dean and senior cleric to leave Church of England
Martyn Percy cited a ‘parlous state of safeguarding’ and ‘culture of bullying and harassment’ in the church

Harriet Sherwood

10, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Ukrainian priests pursue unholy row in burned-out Borodyanka
Two clerics’ war fuelled by interchurch tensions, with claims of abetting deportations and colluding with the Kremlin

Daniel Boffey in Borodyanka

10, May, 2022 @5:51 PM

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Lynette Wallworth on joining a cult – then leaving: ‘I didn’t make a move without reading the Bible’
Once a ‘prophetess’ in a Pentecostal cult, the Australian film-maker has watched with horror as evangelicals gain power around the world. With her latest work, she hopes to stop others from doing what she did

Steve Dow

09, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Apology, 800 years on, for laws that expelled Jews from England
Church service to mark eight centuries since Synod of Oxford brings together chief rabbi, senior Anglicans and a Roman Catholic bishop

Harriet Sherwood

08, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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God’s own gardens: why churchyards are some of our wildest nature sites
Peaceful, unpolluted and often left untouched for centuries, a growing green church movement is helping these havens of biodiversity thrive

Alexander Turner

06, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Tom Tilley on growing up ‘hardline’ Pentecostal: ‘It was weird – it was speaking in tongues’
After leaving the church in his early 20s, the former Hack host spent more than a decade making up for lost time in the party scene. Now a father, he’s looking for meaning without religion

Brigid Delaney

05, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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