(RNS) Mary’s Gourmet Diner has stopped offering 15 percent discounts for praying customers after the Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote to the owner to stop, calling it a violation of the Civil Rights Act.
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(RNS) “Black Jesus” will air late at night, well after most kids are in bed, but One Million Moms’ Monica Cole said “blasphemy is blasphemy, no matter what time of day it is.”
(RNS) “I think standing outside the White House will make a difference,” said Sister Eileen Campbell of the Sisters of Mercy, joining others in an act of civil disobedience to protest deportations and seek relief for 11 million immigrants living illegally in the country.
(RNS) Twenty-six faith leaders showed their support of the Clean Power Plan through prayer and public witness at the Environmental Protection Agency public hearings. The Clean Power Plan was proposed June 2 under President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Forty years ago this week, 11 women broke rank and were ordained as the first female priests in the Episcopal Church. Find out here what became of the “Philadelphia Eleven.”
(RNS) Ten years after designer Roberto Cavalli received harsh criticism for putting Hindu gods on an underwear and swimsuit line, he is at it again. This time the backlash is for the use of a Sufi school’s sacred symbol on the “Just Cavalli” clothing line.
(RNS) “Though Lord Ganesha merchandise is popular within the market we understand the sensitivities certain items may carry,” the company said in a statement on Monday.
(RNS) At a teleconference Thursday (July 10), faith leaders asked Congress for emergency funds to help children who have entered the United States without lawful immigration papers and without a parent or guardian.