(RNS) — The government is free to forbid any behavior that threatens life, but the White House disallowed even suggestions on how to avoid being infected by COVID-19.
(RNS) — In this national emergency, the government’s program of protecting profits is putting all of us at risk.
(AP) — The Trump administration is threatening to cut funding for a Middle East studies program, arguing that it's misusing a federal grant to unfairly promote "the positive aspects of Islam" but not Christianity or Judaism
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The case is the latest in a Trump administration effort to apply federal 'conscience' laws that have been on the books but are rarely enforced.
(RNS) — The Trump administration is considering shutting down refugee resettlement for the coming fiscal year, a move that would dismantle an already weakened refugee resettlement infrastructure.
(RNS) — Waves of Baptist volunteers from across the Mid- and Southwest have flooded Texas in recent weeks to offer aid to the influx of largely Central American migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
(RNS) — While they can still negotiate from a position of power, the proponents of religious liberty should offer to negotiate a grand compromise on reproductive rights.
(RNS) — The goal of the trip, an organizer said, is to 'raise our voices and ensure that indefinite detention of asylum seekers does not happen.'
(RNS) — The language of 'travel ban' is neither neutral nor objective. When journalists repeat this language, they become complicit in amplifying Trump’s propaganda and in inscribing anti-Muslim prejudice into federal immigration policy.
(RNS) — If the executive order survives the courts, it will undoubtedly be more compassionate than previous policies, which enticed parents and other adults attempting illegal crossings to subject children to the dangers of the desert, the division of families and even death.
(RNS) — While a few conservative evangelical Trump supporters have openly criticized his administration's border policy separating children from their parents, most of the 'court evangelicals' have not. Their silence sheds light on how evangelicals have defined 'family values' for the past 40 years.
(RNS ) The current administration must fully address these chilling reports, bring perpetrators to justice, prevent further abuse and discontinue this ugly scheme of family separation.
(RNS) Muslim and other civil rights groups say the Trump administration's interpretation of a 'bona fide relationship' is unreasonably narrow.
(RNS) The administration has already learned it was wrong when it came to one executive order — it’s time that it learned that it was wrong on all fronts.
(RNS) Could Trump's Christian Cabinet picks have a chilling effect on the teaching of science in public schools?