(RNS) — 'It’s a pretty common belief here in the South that Catholics are not Christian,' said Aimee Maddonna, who sued the federal and state government for allowing Miracle Hill Ministries to discriminate against non-Protestants.
(RNS) — Responsible actors, including the IRS, seek no change because the current law works in the best interests of churches, the government and society at large.
(RNS) — Normally, when Trump’s evangelical fan club enjoys the perks of presidential access, it hardly merits mention because its unfolding is so predictable. This time, it backfired.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Americans United said the informal group is violating the 1972 Federal Advisory Committee Act established to provide greater transparency for the executive branch.
(RNS) — This year, five state legislatures passed laws mandating that every public school prominently display the national motto 'In God We Trust.'
(RNS) — Their request follows a Sept. 4 lawsuit against FEMA filed by three churches in the state that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'Changing the law would threaten the integrity and independence of houses of worship,' they wrote.
(RNS) 'I think we have a dizzying level of religious freedom in this country, particularly if you’re in the religious majority,' said Lynn, who will soon step down as executive director of Americans United.
(RNS) A pending case at the U.S. Supreme Court could dramatically affect the religious freedom of all Americans.
(RNS) A 'sleeper' of a case before the Supreme Court pits three hospitals against employees who object to the institutions' religious exemption from the federal law that safeguards pensions.
(RNS) Over a quarter century, his name was often synonymous with liberal advocacy for secularism in the public square.
(RNS) 'We feel like as a church our first step is to serve and to do that not so that they’ll become Christians, but because we are Christians,' one pastor said.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Signatories of the new letter say a 2007 memo is being cited by some government-funded groups to refuse medical care to some sexual abuse victims or discriminate against LGBT employees.
(RNS) The rules are designed to protect the religious freedom of needy people who receive social services from government–funded religious programs.
From the popularity of 'Cosmos' on Fox-TV to the Roku launch of 'Atheist TV', from open atheist James Woods's inspiring congressional campaign to Richard Dawkins's less-than-inspiring tweets, atheists made headlines all year.
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