(RNS) The Supreme Court will decide whether a Muslim inmate can grow a beard. So what does facial hair have to do with religion, anyway? Let us ‘Splain …
(RNS) Catholics may have invented the concept of excommunication, but they’re not the only religious group to discipline or sideline members who stray from the official party line.
(RNS) Nestled in the fine print of the Affordable Care Act is a clause that allows people of certain religions to seek an exemption from the requirement to carry health insurance. But It’s not enough to disapprove of the law.
(RNS) On Sunday (Feb. 2), a Denver congregation of Mennonites licensed the first lesbian in a committed same-sex relationship, the first step toward ordination.
(RNS) An attorney who is also a registered nurse has been named limited guardian of a 10-year-old Amish girl whose chemotherapy treatments were halted in June. The girl’s parents said that the treatments made her ill and that they believed the will of God would prevail.
A young Latino pastor celebrates the church that allows everyone to be whoever they happen to be, instead of playing the part of the underrepresented demographic.
“From day one, this case has been about the rule of law and defending the right of people to worship in peace. This was never about ‘haircuts,'” said U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach.
(RNS) Is it a sin not to vote? Or a virtue? Some disappointed Christians on both sides of the aisle — especially evangelicals and Catholics — are advocating the merits of boycotting the ballot box on Nov. 6. By David Gibson.