(RNS) Syed Farhaj Hassan took a lot of pride in being one of the relatively few Muslim Americans to join the military and then go to war in Iraq. But Hassan said that he’s been “betrayed” by the New York City police department's spying on Muslim communities. By Jason Grant.
(RNS) Supporters of President Obama’s health care reform law celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the landmark legislation, but they may want to keep the corks in their champagne bottles. By David Gibson.
(RNS) Religious groups and social conservatives are reacting to the Supreme Court's historic ruling that largely upholds the Obama health care reform law. RNS will provide live updates throughout the day.
(RNS) A new survey finds that overall more than 4-in-10 Americans (43 percent) oppose a move by the Supreme Court to overturn the recent health care law, while 35 percent favor it. By Lauren Markoe.
A Philadelpia jury convicted Monsignor William Lynn on one charge of endandering the welfare of a child, the first time a member of the Catholic hierarchy in the U.S. was found guilty of covering up the sexual abuse of minors. Here's what people had to say on Twitter.
(RNS) A Philadelphia priest was convicted Friday of one count of child endangerment, becoming the first cleric in the Catholic Church’s long-running clergy abuse scandal to be tried and found guilty of shielding molesters. By David Gibson.
WASHINGTON (RNS) An interfaith coalition is urging Congress to end solitary confinement, which they said is a ``harmful, costly, and ineffective practice.'' By Chris Lisee.
NEW YORK (RNS/ENInews) A retired Episcopal bishop and a Harlem priest were among seven people convicted Monday on trespassing on property owned by one of the Episcopal Church's wealthiest parishes at the height of the Occupy protests. By Sharon Sheridan.
(RNS) The city council of Santa Monica, Calif., has voted to halt unattended, private displays in a public park after a fight last year between atheists and Christians who had erected Nativity scenes for decades. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) Ryan Cragun doesn't want to completely revoke the tax-exempt status of religious organizations. Instead, he thinks tax exemptions should only be allowed for nonprofit groups -- religious or secular -- whose services the government would have to supply if those organizations disappeared. By Kimberly Winston.
(RNS) A coalition of nearly 150 religious leaders, led by conservative Protestants, have petitioned the Obama administration to broaden the exemption that allows churches and some religious organizations to avoid the controversial policy mandating that all health care insurers provide free contraception coverage. By David Gibson.
WASHINGTON (RNS) An appeal over Christmas sweets turned bitter yesterday (June 11) when the Supreme Court declined to hear the so-called “candy cane” case. The case is a rallying point for conservative Christians concerned about free religious expression. By Chris Lisee.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A former staffer of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has filed suit against the watchdog agency, saying it reneged on giving her a job as an analyst because she was Muslim and had worked for a Muslim advocacy group. By Adelle M. Banks.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A proposed House bill would spell out families' rights to religious expression at military funerals while curtailing the government’s role. By Chris Lisee.
(RNS) A high-ranking Sikh security officer at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport has won $30,000 after the Transportation Security Administration said he could not wear a kara, a metal wristband that reminds Sikhs to be devoted to God. By Lauren Markoe.