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FACADES, an exhibition of photographic works by German artist ©Markus Brunetti.

  • Orvieto, Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta
  • Dresden, Frauenkirche
  • Piazzola sul Brenta Cathedral
  • Angoulême, Cathédrale Saint-Pierre
  • Amiens, Cathédrale Notre-Dame
  • The Church of Santa Marinha
  • Jerez de la Frontera - Cartuja de Santa María de la Defensión
  • Valera Igreja Paroquial
  • Ottobeuren St. Alexander und Theodor
  • Leon Cathedral, in the Picardy region of France
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Great Brtiain: Edinburgh, Manchester, Cambridge, Ely, Edinburgh, Wells, Falkland, Edinburgh, London, Wells

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Trump wants to “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment barring religious groups from politics

  • At the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday,  Trump vowed to “destroy” the Johnson Amendment – a tax provision designed to help maintain the separation of church and state.
  • The Johnson Amendment prohibits organizations like churches and charities from participating in campaigns for or against specific political candidates under threat of losing their tax-exempt status.
  • Trump has not said how he plans to scrap the Johnson Amendment, but doing so would allow religious leaders to endorse candidates from the pulpit and churches to pour money into campaigns. Read more

The Salute, Venice
John Singer Sargent (American; 1856–1925)
ca. 1904–7
Watercolor, with graphite underdrawing
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

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Churches across US prepare to provide sanctuary to immigrants under Donald Trump

  • Churches across the country are preparing modern-day underground railroads to shuttle undocumented immigrants faced with the threat of deportation under Trump into Canada, BuzzFeed News reported.
  • Officials from churches in Buffalo, New York; Los Angeles; Chicago; St. Paul, Minnesota; and elsewhere have set up networks of residents willing to host undocumented immigrants, converted church property for use as shelters and have made plans to help immigrants reach Canada, which so far has pledged to take in refugees crossing the border from the United States. Read more (2/25/17 1:33 PM)