WASHINGTON (RNS) Signatories of the new letter say a 2007 memo is being cited by some government-funded groups to refuse medical care to some sexual abuse victims or discriminate against LGBT employees.
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(RNS) The rules are designed to protect the religious freedom of needy people who receive social services from government–funded religious programs.
(RNS) “In summary, the topic of a Bible course in the Mustang School District is no longer a discussion item nor is there a plan to provide such a course in the foreseeable future,” Mustang Public Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel said.
(RNS) – Freedom From Religion Foundation has reached a settlement with the Internal Revenue Service over electioneering in churches, a violation of their tax-exempt status.
(RNS) A federal judge has approved a settlement in a 14-year legal battle over government funding of Baptist homes for children in Kentucky.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Starting in 1999, two-thirds of prayers offered at the opening of the Greece Town Council in upstate New York invoked “Jesus” or “the Holy Spirit,” and pastors also asked those present to pray with them and recite the Lord’s Prayer.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Let’s be clear: Christians in the military are not under threat of constant, widespread persecution.
TRENTON, N.J. (RNS) A respected Christian seminary and a Orthodox Jewish yeshiva should not receive state grants for infrastructure upgrades, two leading church-state watchdog groups say.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last year that the Greece (N.Y.) Town Board violated the separation of church and state when it repeatedly used Christian clergy to conduct prayers at the start of its public meetings.
NEPONSIT, N.Y. (RNS) The waterlogged West End Temple and other nonprofits aren’t included in the $51 billion aid package to help rebuild areas devastated by Superstorm Sandy, and civil liberties groups think that’s how it should stay. Others say churches and synagogues should be eligible for federal rebuilding funds. By Solange De Santis.