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Greater Bible Way Temple
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Antionette Lee
September 09, 2019 - 6:05 pm
L&I inspectors ordered a cease of operations for the historic West Philly church that was ravaged by a three-alarm fire more than two weeks ago — including its adjacent homeless shelter. Dozens of people were forced to leave and are now displaced. Read more here.
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Church fire chars roof
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Tim Jimenez
August 28, 2019 - 9:44 am
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As fire officials continue work to find out how the three-alarm fire at a West Philly church started Tuesday afternoon, the church's pastor promises to rebuild. At the Greater Bible Way Temple at 52nd and Warren streets early Wednesday morning, all that's left is...
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West Philly church on fire
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KYW Staff
August 27, 2019 - 4:05 pm
UPDATED: Aug. 28, 6:35 a.m. WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The roof of a West Philly church is charred as firefighters continue to blast hot spots in the building with water Wednesday morning, following a three-alarm fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon. The area surrounding the Greater Bible...
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Same-sex marriage supporters hug outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, May 17, 2019, after Taiwan's legislature has passed a law allowing same-sex marriage in a first for Asia.
Chiang Ying-ying/AP Photo
May 17, 2019 - 7:18 am
By Ralph Jennings, Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's legislature voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two decades. Lawmakers pressured by LGBT groups as well as by church organizations...
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Tax forms.
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May 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Court upheld the IRS' decision on what isn't a church. Like the IRS, you might wonder why there's an ATM at the entrance of the Panama City Florida Tabernacle, which had a website advertising a seven-night-a-week party...
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Sri Lankan air force officers and clergy stand outside St. Anthony's Shrine.
Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP
April 22, 2019 - 6:24 am
By Bharatha Mallawarachi and Krishan Francis COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president gave the military sweeping police powers starting Tuesday in the wake of the Easter bombings that killed nearly 300 people, while officials disclosed that intelligence agencies had warned weeks ago of the...
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Blood stains are seen on the wall and on a Jesus Christ statue at the St. Sebastian's Church after blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019.
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April 21, 2019 - 7:35 am
By Bharatha Mallawarachi and Krishan Francis COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen since a bloody...
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Justin Udo
April 14, 2019 - 12:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Christians throughout the Delaware Valley spent their Sunday observing the beginning of the holiest week of their calendar. Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week, the last week of Lent, leading up to Easter. “It's just a time where we can reflect, and we can...
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Adama Brown-Hathasway, left, The Rev. Dr. Jay Williams, both from Boston, and Ric Holladay of Kentucky join in prayer during the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church in St. Louis, Mo., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.
Sid Hastings/AP Photo
February 26, 2019 - 7:32 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The United Methodist Church, America's second-largest Protestant denomination, faces a likely surge in defections and acts of defiance after delegates at a crucial conference voted Tuesday to strengthen the faith's divisive bans on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT clergy...
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St. Laurentius Parish, built in 1882, was the city's oldest Polish church until the Archdiocese deconsecrated it in 2014 and sold it to developers.
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Pat Loeb
February 26, 2019 - 3:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Council committee Tuesday advanced a bill that may finally end the 2 1/2 year fight over a Catholic church in Fishtown that is falling apart. If the full council approves the bill, next week, the church would be converted to apartments. St...
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