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Pandemic tests limits of religious freedom

Group of churches claims public health measures unfairly target religious gatherings. As Art Lucier tells it, he faced a dilemma last November when B.C.’s provincial health officer suspended in-person religious services to try to curtail the spread of COVID-19.  The Kelowna pastor asked God to give him a dream. Lucier says God responded. “I had a …

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B.C. breaks records

B.C. breaks records when it comes to religion and the lack thereof Metro Vancouver and the rest of B.C. break a lot of records when it comes to religion and the lack thereof. The West Coast is a place of extremes in regards to Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and the religiously unaffiliated, according to a major …

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Praying under protocol

Praying under protocol: B.C. faith leaders on welcoming worshippers back to services safely Social Sharing. Praying during a pandemic is not without challenges. After months of keeping the faith alive at home, many British Columbians are returning to their places of worship for the first time since March, when leaders were forced to close the doors on their …

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Arrest after historic chapel and other churches hit by arson in Merritt, B.C.

Courtesy: CBC news A Merritt, B.C., man is set to appear in a Kamloops courtroom to face four counts of arson. Kamloops RCMP Const. Tracy Dunsmore says the 37-year-old man was arrested Thursday. Suspicious fires were set in four churches in the Merritt area earlier this month. One of the fires destroyed the nearly 150-year-old …

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Vancouver’s Chinese flock to Christianity more than Buddhism

Courtesy: Sun City Chinese Christians in Vancouver. Metro Vancouver’s more than 100,000 Chinese Christians are creating a unique new arm of the global church as they have an increasingly stronger impact on this region of 2.1 million. Contrary to conventional wisdom about the kinds of religions followed by most people from Asia, there are far …

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Canadian Baby Issued Gender-Free Health Card; Franklin Graham Calls It ‘Nonsense’

Courtesy: Canadian Times The Country going on a downward trend. A baby in Canada was given a health card without a gender designation, supposedly making it the world’s first gender-free baby. U.S. evangelist Franklin Graham has denounced as “nonsense” the parent’s argument that it’s a human rights violation to assign a sex to the child. …

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YOUR MLA TO OPPOSE MOTION 33’S ENDORSEMENT OF SOGI 123

Courtesy: ARPA YOUR MLA TO OPPOSE MOTION 33’S ENDORSEMENT OF SOGI 123 SOGI 123 which deals with how sexual orientation and gender identity are taught in British Columbia classrooms is couched as an anti-bullying initiative, but it is far more. It teaches a humanist understanding of sexuality as a subjective identity, divorced from biology, determined …

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