(RNS) — The Texas death row inmate’s execution has now been stayed twice this year over concerns for religious freedom.
BOSTON (RNS) — Across the country, the question of engagement in federal Countering Violent Extremism programs—including, in Massachusetts, a half-million dollar police mentorship program targeting Boston’s Somali Muslim youth—continues to divide Muslim communities.
(RNS) — The Muslims for Migrants crowdfunding initiative has so far released nine detained parents and reunited them with their families.
(RNS) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has removed a high councilman from his local church position in Utah after he was charged with taking photos of a woman undressing in a Tennessee clothing store.
BOSTON (RNS) — The data will help individuals hoping to trace back their family ancestry, as well as historians, genealogists, economists and other scholars looking for bulk data for their research.
(RNS) — Manhattan pastor Kaji Douša filed a federal lawsuit accusing U.S. officials of violating her religious liberty by detaining and surveilling her over her border ministry. Now, more than 850 clergy members are standing in support of her.
(RNS) — A coalition of 430 human rights, foreign policy and faith-based organizations, leaders and scholars has asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to disband his controversial new human rights commission.
(RNS) — Faith leaders are calling on New York City police to launch a hate crime investigation into a violent attack on a Hindu priest near his temple in Queens.
(RNS) — You may not follow a religion, David Zahl says. But chances are your life — from your phone to your dinner plate to the way you raise your kids — is still ruled by some sort of a religious impulse.
BOSTON (RNS) — A progressive Hindu organization calls on Niraj Shah, of home goods retailer Wayfair, to vacate a reported agreement to provide beds to furnish a new Texas detention camp for migrants seeking asylum.
(RNS) — A New York pastor, the Rev. Kaji Douša, has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that U.S officials violated her religious freedom when she was put on a watchlist over her ministry to migrants at the border.
(RNS) — In 2011, as California’s attorney general, Harris fought to defend a policy that prevented state prison guards from keeping beards for religious reasons. Now, Sikh activists want an explanation.
(RNS) — The 66-year-old Muslim refugee from Iraq, who has lived in the U.S. for decades and trained tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers, spent two years inside an Albuquerque church’s basement seeking sanctuary from deportation.
(RNS) — The bipartisan NO HATE Act would address underreporting in hate crime data submitted to the FBI by state and local law enforcement agencies.
(RNS) – The church's lawsuit claims that when it refused to remove its two Black Lives Matter banners, a county election official illegally removed the church from the list of polling places.