(RNS) — Faith groups say accommodating all prisoners’ religious needs is more critical than ever during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, particularly with Ramadan around the corner.
(RNS) — The new guidelines allow personnel to request a waiver to wear religious apparel, including turbans and hijabs, and to have unshorn hair or beards for religious reasons.
SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) — A new state law makes it easier for college students to take time off for religious holidays. Backed by Jewish and Muslim leaders, the law requires professors to accommodate religious holidays.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Sikh Americans hailed the decision, which they have sought for years.
(USA Today) The move comes as the NYPD has been stressing diversity within its ranks, partly as a response to heightened tensions between police and communities across the country.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Citadel's president said the student's request to wear the headscarf was given "considerable review" by the college in Charleston, and he added the school hoped the admitted student would still enroll.
(RNS) In the U.S., being forced to choose between one’s faith and service to our country is a choice that no American should have to make.
(RNS) A federal judge has ruled a Sikh college student must be allowed to join a college Army group and keep his long hair, turban and beard -- part of his "religious uniform."
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court agreed to rule on a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by a Muslim girl who claimed she was not hired as a "model" by Abercrombie & Fitch because of her black headscarf.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Pentagon officials told members of Congress at a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday that they are unaware of any pattern of religious discrimination in the chaplain corps.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “They’ve learned to live with the repeal of DADT (Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell) and so I think they can get along very well with yarmulkes and beards,” said Rabbi Sanford Dresin, director of military programs for the Florida-based Aleph Institute.
(RNS) Abercrombie & Fitch settled a three-year legal battle with two Muslim women out of court.
(RNS) In England, a judge's decision to require Muslim women to remove a facial covering prompts a national debate on veils, particularly the niqab, which covers all but the eyes.