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  • adjective Throughout a church.
  • adverb Throughout a church.


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church +‎ -wide


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  • He said the words were not specifically directed against the pope, who has been fiercely criticized recently for his role in what critics call a churchwide coverup of clerics 'sexual abuse of children.

    Newsmax - Inside Cover 2010

  • A national assembly of Evangelical Lutherans urged its bishops Saturday to refrain from defrocking gay and lesbian ministers who violate a celibacy rule, but rejected measures that would have permitted ordaining gays churchwide.

    Iraq 2008

  • The churchwide assembly, the chief legislative authority of the ELCA, is meeting here Aug. 6-11 at Navy Pier's Festival Hall.

    Iraq 2008

  • The council is the ELCA's board of directors and legislative authority of the church between churchwide assemblies.

    ELCA task force concludes work on sexuality statement | RELIGION Blog | 2009

  • For Fischer, that understanding translated into some immediate lifestyle changes, including volunteering at a community garden, moving from vegetarian to vegan practices, eating and buying food locally, and participating in the monthly, churchwide fast, initiated last fall by the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. as directed by the 218th General Assembly.

    One Christian's experience with fasting | RELIGION Blog | 2009

  • At risk: not just his reputation as leader of the world's 80 million Anglicans but the chance of avoiding a churchwide rift.

    Political Partnerships: Hil Sans Bill: Brown Take Heed 2008

  • Leo XIII designated Feb. 11 a feast day, and Pius X made it churchwide in 1907.

    Hail, Mary 2008

  • * The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, for at least urging its bishops to refrain from defrocking gay and lesbian ministers who violate a celibacy rule, even though measures that would have permitted ordaining gays churchwide were rejected.

    Paul Krassner: A**holes of the Week #6 2008

  • Two large and influential Episcopal parishes in Virginia voted overwhelmingly yesterday to leave the Episcopal Church and to affiliate with the Anglican archbishop of Nigeria, a conservative leader in a churchwide fight over homosexuality.

    Archive 2006-12-01 2006

  • The creation of the ECO follows the PCUSA's churchwide vote last year to lift its longtime ban on gay clergy.

    The Full Feed from The Huffington Post News Editors 2012


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