(RNS) A state court rules Orthodox Jews may swing chickens before slitting their throats in a pre-Yom Kippur ritual.
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(RNS) The hospitals — two with Catholic and one with Lutheran ties — successfully argued that pension laws were not intended to apply to them.
(RNS) For weeks the Jehovah's Witnesses had not felt the full force of the ban on the group. Now more authorities are invoking it to halt worship and harass...
(RNS) The mosque met every local zoning requirement but the town made up new ones that applied to no other religious community.
The President has had his 90 days and then some.
(RNS) Russia has labeled the pacifist Jehovah's Witnesses 'extremist,' the same designation as al-Qaida and the Islamic State group.
(Reuters) The personal injury lawsuit against Bishop Michael Joseph Hoeppner marks the first time a U.S. bishop has been individually sued for coercion...
(USA Today) The 13 appellate judges, who include 10 nominated by Democratic presidents, seemed likely to rule against Trump.
(RNS) Many religious leaders were eager to see this 1954 law weakened. Others wanted to see it preserved.
(RNS) A look at the president's first 100 days as they relate to religion and people of faith — and more policies that affect religion that are on the way.
From the Jehovah's Witnesses to recycled rubber playgrounds, there are no guarantees.
WASHINGTON (USA Today) A clear majority of Supreme Court justices seemed ready Wednesday to rule that the separation of church and state should not extend to...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) The case, which examines the limits of religious freedom under the U.S. Constitution, is one of the most important before the court in its...
Thank our lucky star.
(RNS) Some religious leaders are preaching caution rather than participation.