(RNS) — #DoBetterYoungLife, a movement advocating for broader LGBT inclusion, has shared hundreds of stories of exclusion, and its petition has garnered over 6,700 signatures.
(RNS) — A new effort by Noor Alexandria Abukaram, the high school junior who was disqualified from a cross-country meet because she ran a 5K while wearing her hijab, reminds the world that her case was no anomaly.
(RNS) — A new report shows that strong majorities within all religious groups, including white evangelicals, support laws shielding LGBT people from discrimination.
(RNS) — Portland now bans discrimination against atheists, agnostics, and those who don't believe in "god or gods."
BUNGOMA, Kenya (RNS) — Traditional culture here demands that women bear sons, but religious leaders say it's time for people to see that in God's eyes, both genders have equal worth.
ABUJA, Nigeria (RNS) — Muslims on the ground and experts in Washington worry that the detention of a Shiite cleric and the killings of his followers will provoke the Islamic Movement of Nigeria into waging war.
(AP) — Jewish people are protected by a law against racial discrimination in employment decisions, a federal magistrate judge has concluded in siding with a football coach suing a private Baptist college in Louisiana.
(RNS) — News that New York City Councilman Chaim Deutsch has rented a city-owned Brooklyn beach for separate male and female swim days is creating excitement among devout Muslims and Orthodox Jews, but critics say the practice amounts to gender discrimination.
(RNS) — When people gather for dinner in hundreds of homes, mosques, churches, synagogues and community centers across the country, it shows another way for our country.
(RNS) — The First Amendment Defense Act seeks to upend an enduring understanding of our rights.
(RNS) — Queer activist and atheist Camille Beredjick calls for an alliance based on mutual goals of equality and acceptance.
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.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Florida-based evangelical ministry has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit seeking an unspecified amount of money from a liberal watchdog group that called it a hate group because of its stance against LGBT rights.
(RNS) — Footage from Charlottesville, Va., has prompted some clergy to sign up for an Aug. 28 march. 'This is much worse than we thought in terms of a spirit of hate and immorality,' Sharpton said.
(RNS) White evangelical Protestants and Mormons showed the highest rates of approval for those who cite their religious belief as the basis for denying service to gays — but still less than a majority within those two groups hold this opinion.