(RNS) — Delivering on promises to his evangelical base, the president's push to fund schools that reopen is aimed at undermining public education in favor of private Christian education.
(RNS) — This month’s Supreme Court ruling established that any religious school teacher who performs a religious function is beyond the reach of civil rights protections accorded to other workers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's ruling could leave more than 70,000 women without free contraception.
(RNS) — The ruling allows religious schools to include lay teachers as among those subject to an exemption from civil rights laws that give workers the ability to sue for sexual harassment, overtime pay, equal pay and a myriad of other protections.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court made it easier for religious schools to obtain public funds, upholding a Montana scholarship program that allows state tax credits for private schooling.
(RNS) — They hope to carve out significant wins in a series of cases, including ones dealing with the ministerial exception, abortion and public funding for religious schools.
(RNS) — The Court ruled that LGBTQ people are protected from discrimination under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, making employment discrimination against LGBTQ persons illegal in all 50 states for the first time.
(AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals in turning away a request from the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California.
(RNS) — Answer: Because it's a good culture war issue.
(RNS) — A conservative Harvard law professor and Catholic convert proposes ditching originalism in favor of ‘common good constitutionalism.’
(RNS) — A compassionate response to differences in our beliefs is what our society needs, not government officials more interested in shaming those with whom they disagree.
(RNS) — Documentarian Michael Pack says of Thomas: ‘when you have a faith, lose your faith and come back to your faith, in some ways it's stronger then.’
(RNS) — It has to do with religious liberty, and the Supreme Court is building it.
(RNS) — Several religious groups have voiced opposition to any ruling that would grant wide latitude for the government to fund religious education.
(RNS) — The appellate court ruled that the so-called Lemon test, which it noted has been ignored in some similar past cases, does not apply in the seal case.