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February 4, 2016


CHURCHWIDE

Texas: Son receives life in parents’ murders
In court on Feb. 2, Isaac Tiharihondi, the oldest son of the Rev. Israel Ahimbisibwe and his wife Dorcus, was sentenced to life without parole after he pleaded guilty to murdering his parents in their Houston apartment on Jan. 27, 2015. Authorities also believe Tiharihondi fatally stabbed his five-year-old brother Israel Jr.

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WORLDWIDE

Cuba: New church building consecrated after 84 years as mission outpost
A new church building has been consecrated for an Anglican worshiping community in Cuba, some 84 years after it was founded as a mission outpost.

Australia: Churches offer sanctuary after High Court refugee setback
Churches in Australia are offering to test the common law principle of sanctuary after the country’s High Court ruled that it was lawful for the government to return some 270 asylum seekers – including almost 40 children – to off-shore detention camps on the island nation of Nauru and on Papua New Guinea’s Manus island.

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BLOG

Forward Movement launches online discipleship community for families

Episcopal Church Foundation receives grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

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