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Gov. Sisolak: Nevada is moving into Phase 2 of reopening plan on May 29 [Video]

Gov. Sisolak: Nevada is moving into Phase 2 of reopening plan on May 29

Gov. Sisolak said gyms and fitness clubs will be permitted to open in Phase 2, but they must operate at 50% capacity with locker rooms and common facilities remaining closed. Also cleared to open will..

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HomoSayWhat Who's Pushing Hate Documentary movie [Video]

HomoSayWhat Who's Pushing Hate Documentary movie

HomoSayWhat Who's Pushing Hate Documentary movie trailer HD Homophobia didn’t just happen. Orchestrated campaigns by cultural institutions and public figures have systemically instilled anti-LGBTQ..

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I Pastafari A Flying Spaghetti Monster Story Documentary movie [Video]

I Pastafari A Flying Spaghetti Monster Story Documentary movie

I, Pastafari A Flying Spaghetti Monster Story Documentary movie trailer HD - Synopsis: With millions of believers worldwide, The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the world’s fastest growing..

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Howard County eases additional restrictions [Video]

Howard County eases additional restrictions

Her ‘Make It Go Away’ sidewalk sale is recapturing a bit of her business lost to the COVID-19 shut down, but Kelli Myers says her store ‘A Journey From Junk’ still has a long way to go.

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SF Churches Get Green Light To Reopen But Not All Are Ready For Worshipers [Video]

SF Churches Get Green Light To Reopen But Not All Are Ready For Worshipers

Governor Newsom has given the greenlight for churches to reopen with modifications, but not all of them are ready to welcome back worshipers. Betty Yu tells us some ministers are urging their African..

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Houses of worship reopening guidelines [Video]

Houses of worship reopening guidelines

New guidelines for houses of worship were released today allowing a reopening in the near future

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California Issues Guidelines For Reopening Houses Of Worship [Video]

California Issues Guidelines For Reopening Houses Of Worship

The guidance from the California Department of Public Health calls for churches, mosques, synagogues and other religious groups to limit attendance to 25 percent of the building's capacity, or a..

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Catholic Diocese Mass Resumes [Video]

Catholic Diocese Mass Resumes

Catholic Diocese Mass Resumes

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Eid al-Fitr in Iraq: Some worshippers defying government lockdown [Video]

Eid al-Fitr in Iraq: Some worshippers defying government lockdown

Forced to forego ancient traditions this Eid, Iraqis use technology to mark the religious holiday, overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dundalk church holds services, attendees get temperature check, sign waivers [Video]

Dundalk church holds services, attendees get temperature check, sign waivers

Dundalk church service during pandemic

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Indonesian Muslims pack mosques for Eid-al-Fitr despite coronavirus pandemic [Video]

Indonesian Muslims pack mosques for Eid-al-Fitr despite coronavirus pandemic

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of religious Muslims flocked to this mosques in Padang City in West Sumatra Province of Indonesia today (May 24th) to celebrate Eid-al-Fitr which marks the..

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Local Religious Leaders Debate Opening After Gov. Walz Calls On Places Of Worship To Reopen [Video]

Local Religious Leaders Debate Opening After Gov. Walz Calls On Places Of Worship To Reopen

Places of worship can start welcoming members in-person as soon as Wednesday. Some religious leaders and members are ready to get together, while others are not, Erin Hassanzadeh reports (2:49). WCCO 4..

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Hundreds Protest at State Capitol in Sacramento Against Stay-at-Home Order [Video]

Hundreds Protest at State Capitol in Sacramento Against Stay-at-Home Order

Hundreds of protesters rallied outside the state Capitol on Saturday to demand that Gov. Gavin Newsom lift his restrictions on business, religious gatherings and other activities. (5-23-20)

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South Side Churches Praising President Trump's Call For Churches To Reopen Plan To Hold Services Sunday [Video]

South Side Churches Praising President Trump's Call For Churches To Reopen Plan To Hold Services Sunday

Some South Side religious leaders are praising President Donald Trump's call to allow churches to reopen and say they want Gov. JB Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot to move past politics and do the..

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CA pastor to delay church reopening, despite Trump [Video]

CA pastor to delay church reopening, despite Trump

Pastor Bryant Wyatt says he will keep Sacramento's Mount Calvary Baptist Church closed a little longer as he works on a safe reopening plan, despite President Donald Trump's call to have religious..

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Religious services resume in France as easing of restrictions continues [Video]

Religious services resume in France as easing of restrictions continues

Religious services resume in France as easing of restrictions continues

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Aviation Ministry may try to restart international flights by August | Oneindia News [Video]

Aviation Ministry may try to restart international flights by August | Oneindia News

Over 40 lakh migrants have been ferried back to their hometowns aboard shramik special trains, 80% of them were bound to Bihar and UP; Civil Aviation minister Hardeep Puri says India may try to restart..

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Kashmir prayers cancelled on last Friday of Ramadan due to COVID-19 [Video]

Kashmir prayers cancelled on last Friday of Ramadan due to COVID-19

The last Friday of Ramadan or Jumu'atul-Widaa' is normally an important moment in the religious calendar but this year mosques and shrines were closed in Kashmir due to the ongoing coronavirus..

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President Trump Leads Push To Reopen Churches [Video]

President Trump Leads Push To Reopen Churches

Religious services have become the latest flashpoint in the push to reopen.

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President Trump Calls For Places Of Worship To Open, Some Local Religious Leaders Not On Board [Video]

President Trump Calls For Places Of Worship To Open, Some Local Religious Leaders Not On Board

Some local religious leaders are choosing to keep their places of worship closed indefinitely, David Schuman reports (2:45). WCCO 4 News at 10 - May 22, 2020

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Trump declares places of worship essential [Video]

Trump declares places of worship essential

"Celebrates that God is with us through it all. No matter how we gather or when we gather, God is with us."

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President Trump urges in-person worship services to resume [Video]

President Trump urges in-person worship services to resume

President Donald Trump is urging individual state leaders to reopen houses of worship as soon as possible, adding America needs more prayer, not less, amid the pandemic.

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Burden Film [Video]

Burden Film

Burden Film - Plot synopsis: Burden tells the incredible true story of Michael "Mike" Burden (Garrett Hedlund), an ardent young member of the South Carolina Ku Klux Klan who rose to the rank of Grand..

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President Calls Churches Essential, Will Override Governors [Video]

President Calls Churches Essential, Will Override Governors

President Donald Trump's declaration that religious services should be "essential" comes at a precarious point in the national balancing act that pits the call of worship against the risk of..

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Local reverend responds to President Trump's church announcement [Video]

Local reverend responds to President Trump's church announcement

with the president calling for churches to reopen, one local reverend is reacting.

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South Africa: Lockdown Level 3 - Jesuit Institute Suggests 'Prayer, Acts of Kindness'

[News24Wire] Freedom of Religion SA (FOR SA) is pleased that the government has heard their pleas for religious leaders and their organisations to be declared "essential workers".
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AP PHOTOS: Romanian port city marks Easter late due to virus

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Baltimore archdiocese has ‘serious concerns’ about county Communion ban

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 27, 2020 / 06:02 pm (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Baltimore said it has “serious concerns” about public health guidance from Howard County, Maryland, which prohibits the..
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Maryland County Bans Eucharist In Church Reopening Order

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