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Religious freedom was meant to protect not bludgeon. What happened?

By Brad Hirschfield — May 22, 2023
(RNS) — What was once a fight for presence has now become a fight for absence.
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Muslim students lead protest for adequate prayer space at New York’s Baruch College

By Heerea Kaur Rikhraj — April 21, 2023
NEW YORK (RNS) — Thursday's protest, coming on the final day of Ramadan, was one of the larger weekly protests students have organized over the past two months.

Why Christian women are key to ending the criminalization of Black girls in schools

By Emily Jones — April 11, 2023
(RNS) — Historically, Christian women have been particularly vocal advocates in educational spaces.

Can a teacher put John 3:16 in email signature? District says no; her lawyers say yes

By Adelle M. Banks — April 10, 2023
(RNS) — An official of a Virginia school district said its ‘determination is not based on any particular religious viewpoint.’

Judge denies most claims against Seattle Pacific University board

By Yonat Shimron — April 7, 2023
(RNS) — Twelve students and faculty sued four members of the university’s board of trustees for refusing to scrap an employment policy that bars the hiring of people in same-sex relationships.

Bob Jones president resigns, accuses board chair of thwarting Title IX complaint

By Bob Smietana — April 6, 2023
(RNS) — President since 2014, Pettit had helped soften some of the school’s rules while maintaining its conservative beliefs. That did not sit well with some board members.

In pro-life, pro-gun Tennessee, children are safer in the womb than in school

By Shane Claiborne — March 31, 2023
(RNS) — Guns are now the leading cause of death among children and teens throughout the country.

After shooting, Tennessee’s God and guns culture under fire as protests mount in Capitol

By Bob Smietana — March 30, 2023
(RNS) — Hundreds of protesters rallied at the Tennessee Capitol on Thursday, calling for red flag laws and other reforms in the wake of the state's deadliest school shooting.

Nashville shooter who killed 6 drew maps, surveilled school

By Jonathan Mattise, Holly Meyer, and Travis Loller — March 27, 2023
(RNS) — The suspect, who was killed by police, is believed to be a former student at The Covenant School in Nashville, where the shooting took place.

Amid rise in antisemitism, Yeshiva University focuses on Holocaust education

By Kathryn Post — March 24, 2023
(RNS) — The Holocaust 'is being inadvertently or consciously de-Judaized,' according to Yeshiva University's Shay Pilnik.

Public theologian Yolanda Pierce named next dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School

By Adelle M. Banks — March 24, 2023
(RNS) — ‘I look forward to building on the strong foundation that Emilie Townes and others have established to form this treasured community,’ Pierce said.

These are the schools the Global Methodist Church recommends for hopeful clergy

By Emily McFarlan Miller — March 22, 2023
(RNS) — The fledgling Methodist denomination, which broke away from the United Methodist Church last year amid ongoing debate over the role of LGBTQ Christians, has announced a list of recommended educational institutions for candidates seeking ordination as a deacon or elder.

Across the country, a push to observe Muslim holidays in school calendars

By Alejandra Molina — March 17, 2023
(RNS) — Efforts to designate Eid as a school holiday are driven by students, and not just in schools with large Muslim populations.
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