(RNS) —The governor of Bavaria in southern Germany has ordered that Christian crosses be displayed at the entrances to government buildings across his state. The measure, designed to woo conservative voters away from the burgeoning anti-immigrant...
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(RNS) — The Satanic Temple, which claims it has 100,000 members around the world, has become a vocal defender of religious freedom.
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) — Those who study the issue say it's hard to tell exactly how such rules governing adoption affect the numbers of children placed in 'forever' homes.
McKINNEY, Texas (RNS) — The controversy has been simmering since last summer when a school superintendent prayed at a pulpit adorned with a Christian cross — during a mandatory school employee meeting at a church.
(RNS) — Vouchers primarily fund private religious schools. That means they take taxpayer money collected from everyone and use it to pay for the religious education of a few. No one should be compelled to fund the religious education of another.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Trump also praised first responders, tireless teachers and hard-working parents in a shift from his speech to the annual event last year, in which he boasted of his reality show ratings and vowed to 'totally destroy' the Johnson...
WASHINGTON (RNS) — President Trump tweeted last year that Texas churches should be 'entitled to reimbursement from FEMA' for aiding Hurricane Harvey victims. State officials followed up and asked him to change the policy.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The Disaster Recovery Reform Act received strong support from both sides of the aisle despite concerns that using taxpayer funds to rebuild houses of worship would violate the separation of church and state.
(RNS) — Free speech or not, many in the tiny town of Three Rivers expressed outrage at the sign.
Why shouldn't religion be taxed? It's a philosophical issue.
(RNS) — The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted last week to keep language in the proposed budget bill that would add teeth to President Trump's May 4 executive order asking the IRS not to enforce the Johnson Amendment.
(AP) The question in the Rowan County case was whether it makes a difference that the prayers were given by the commissioners themselves and whether their invitation for the audience to join them in prayer was coercive.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Religious leaders cheered the government's decision, saying it will promote good morals.
(RNS) Missouri wrongly denied the church 'an otherwise available public benefit on account of its religious status,' Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the majority opinion.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) The ruling in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer potentially could narrow the separation of church and state.