WASHINGTON (RNS) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said her department’s new guidelines require state agencies to inform it when complaints are filed about limitations to the free exercise of religion.
(RNS) — Nineteen academic organizations, including the American Academy of Religion, signed a joint letter objecting to a U.S. Department of Education investigation into a Middle East studies program run by the University of North Carolina and Duke University.
(AP) — The Trump administration is threatening to cut funding for a Middle East studies program, arguing that it's misusing a federal grant to unfairly promote "the positive aspects of Islam" but not Christianity or Judaism
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The opening session of the conference of Christian college presidents featured speeches by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who spoke of their faith as an integral part of their work.
(RNS) — 'Our scripture says we’re all created in the image of God and are, therefore, of equal and immeasurable worth in the eyes of our Creator,' reads an open letter to the education secretary from the founder of The Expectations Project.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) The ruling in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer potentially could narrow the separation of church and state.
(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.
(RNS) There is no 'one size fits all' schooling solution for Christian parents as we guide them to love the Lord with all their hearts, minds and strength.
(RNS) A decade ago, a critic said a book I wrote about the threat from the religious right was a 'paranoid rant' while another detractor wrote my 'alarmist' views were 'exaggerated and implausible.'
(RNS) DeVos is a conservative Christian with roots in the Christian Reformed tradition who now attends Mars Hill Bible Church.
(RNS) Many of Trump's new appointments are people of faith. Some are supported or opposed by different faith groups; others have made public statements or taken actions regarding different faith groups.
(RNS) Could Trump's Christian Cabinet picks have a chilling effect on the teaching of science in public schools?
(RNS) Falwell told RNS the decision was due to concerns for the health of his family and the university he leads.