For the first time in the nation’s history, a Canadian judge recently ruled that three adults living in a polyamorous relationship can be the legal parents of a child. The Newfoundland and Labrador court ruled that the two men living with a woman — the mother of a child born in 2017 — can be legally recognized as the parents.


“Society is continuously changing and family structures are changing along with it,” Justice Robert Fowler wrote. “This must be recognized as a reality and not as a detriment to the best interests of the child.”


The parents filed suit against the province after being told that only two parents could be listed on the birth certificate of the child.


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STUDY SAYS


Multiracial churches on the rise


According to a new study published in the journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, multiracial congregations nearly doubled from 1998-2012 in the U.S. According to the report, multiracial congregations rose from 6.4 percent to 12 percent during that time frame. Researchers also found that the percentage of U.S. congregants attending interracial churches rose from 12.7 to 18.3 percent.


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GOOD BOOK?


“Pursue, Overtake, Recover” by Kerry Kirkwood


Many Christians understand that Jesus redeemed them from their sins, and because of this, they are right with God. But there is more … much more! Redemption is not just a ticket into Heaven. The redemptive work of Jesus brings restoration, healing, and recovery in every area of your life that has been broken or damaged. Kerry Kirkwood is a pastor and revelatory writer whose passion is to help believers access the secret power of their redemptive privileges in God.


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THE WORD


caliph: Pronounced “KAY-luhf.” Successor or representative of the Prophet Muhammad, and the political leader of the Ummah, or Islamic community.


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RELIGION AROUND THE WORLD


According to the CIA World Factbook, the religious makeup of Tonga is:


— Protestant: 64.9 percent


— Mormon: 16.8 percent


— Roman Catholic: 15.6 percent


— Other: 1.1 percent


— None: .03 percent


— Unspecified: 1.7 percent


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