“I do not think that we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia,” the Georgia governor said.
(RNS) The courthouse is not a religious space, and the magistrate is not acting in a religious capacity. She is doing her job, which she took an oath to do.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The cases present two issues that have come up repeatedly in lower courts: Do vanity plates speak for the government that issues them or the driver that displays them?
(RNS) One day a week in one state isn't enough for clergy and activists' ambitious progressive agenda.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) Taking a cue from religious conservatives, the liberal denomination of some 1 million members becomes the first in the country to attack same-sex marriage ban on religious freedom grounds.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) "Our national security would be improved by restoring the world’s respect for U.S. integrity on human rights and adherence to the rule of law," nearly 200 clergy said in seeking a Senate report on post-9/11 torture.
(RNS) North Carolina became the seventh state to prohibit its judges from considering Islamic law after Gov. Pat McCrory allowed the bill to become law without formally signing it.
(RNS) If Gov. Pat McCrory signs the bill, North Carolina would become the seventh state to have an anti-Shariah law, joining Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. In May, Alabama lawmakers approved a like-minded constitutional amendment that state voters will consider in 2014.
(RNS) Muslims around the world have varying views about what Shariah entails, and its role in personal and public life. So what exactly is Shariah? Here are five facts that might help make sense of this complex and often misunderstood term.
(RNS) At a time when the country is becoming less religious and liberal politicians shy away from faith-based rhetoric, this Disciples of Christ minister, steeped in the African-American church tradition, has emerged as a galvanizing force in North Carolina’s pushback against the Republican-dominated legislature.
(RNS) After losing steam in recent years, the anti-Shariah movement has scored a string of victories by, ironically, leaving the words "Shariah" and "Islam" out of bills that restrict state courts from considering foreign law.
(RNS) George Beverly Shea, Billy Graham’s soloist on crusade stages for more than half a century, died Tuesday at age 104.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) A resolution aiming to give North Carolina the freedom to defy the Constitution and establish its own religion won’t get a vote in the N.C. General Assembly, but religious minorities say it's a dangerous sign for a majority-Christian state with a growing minority population.
Our resident religion & politics guru Mark Silk assesses the religious layout of 12 battleground states - and explains why religion will matter on Election Day.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) Law enforcement is teaming up with faith groups to combat sex trafficking around the country, with some calling it the newest ``Christian abolitionist movement.'' By Amanda Greene. 850.