HARRISBURG, Pa. (RNS) – “Some weeks Friday passes and we don’t even realize it was the day of Jummah,” said Imam Azhar Haneef, missionary-in-charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, during his Friday sermon at the group’s annual convention.
(RNS) — With Amazon’s much-hyped Prime Day sale underway, Muslim workers and faith-based activists are leading major strikes and boycotts of the online retail giant’s biggest discount event of the year.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom will focus on countries that have at least begun to work on improving the rights of religious minorities within their borders, the U.S. religious freedom ambassador told Religion News Service in an interview Monday.
(RNS) — In 2011, as California’s attorney general, Harris fought to defend a policy that prevented state prison guards from keeping beards for religious reasons. Now, Sikh activists want an explanation.
(RNS) — While taking up USCIRF's chair position, Perkins remains president of the Family Research Council, sending emails emphasizing how his group's ‘influence is being felt in Washington, D.C. and across our nation.’
(RNS) — In deciding to allow a Christian cross to stay on a Maryland highway, the court rejected some of the extreme arguments that may have had more far-reaching consequences for the Establishment Clause.
(Sightings) — In the Masterpiece Cake case, Justice Kennedy wrote, “The reason and motive for the baker’s refusal were based on his sincere religious beliefs and convictions.” How did he know? How can we ever know?
(RNS) — The promotion of the fundamental human right of religious freedom is the product of a fully formed Christian worldview.
(RNS) — Where the arguments of laicity offered by defenders of Quebec's new law fall flat is in the real world.
(RNS) — For the fourth time in a decade, Quebec is in the midst of a heated public discourse over a deeply controversial bill that would severely limit religious dress and symbols in public places.
(RNS) — The bill extends the debate over 'clergy-penitent privilege' provoked by similar provisions passed or considered in other states since at least 2002.
(RNS) — There are people across the world and in the United States who face genuine discrimination for their faith. Pence trivialized their plight by suggesting that he is somehow a victim.
(RNS) — When the Bangladesh government prepared to return 2,000 Muslim refugees to Myanmar, Hindu Rohingya were hopeful they would be sent back, too. But no one came for them.
(RNS) — Abortion politics thawed relations between conservative Catholics and Protestants and indirectly strengthened religious freedom in the United States.
(RNS) — While leaders of Muslim-majority nations have largely been silent on the Uighur persecution, the Fast From China campaign has caught on with U.S. Muslims.