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Muslim inmates sue over combined faith services in Arkansas prisons

By Aysha Khan — March 4, 2019

(RNS) — Muslim prisoners say the Arkansas Department of Correction requires them to attend a combined Friday prayer service with members of the Nation of Islam and Nation of Gods and Earths.

Muslim inmate takes his case for a beard to the Supreme Court

By Lauren Markoe — October 1, 2014

WASHINGTON (RNS) Inmate Gregory Holt wants to grow a half-inch beard in observance of his Muslim faith. Arkansas prison officials say he can’t. The Supreme Court will decide.

On Supreme Court docket: beards, church signs, and, yes, Middle East peace

By Richard Wolf — September 23, 2014

WASHINGTON (RNS) In its upcoming term, the Supreme Court will consider a religion trifecta: One case focuses on prison inmates. Another deals with outdoor signs. The third affects Americans born in Jerusalem.

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