Faith and rights groups call for hate crime hearings

WASHINGTON (RNS) Following a rash of recent attacks, a coalition of more than 150 organizations is calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to conduct hearings next month on hate crimes and hate groups in the United States. By Chris Lisee.

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Missouri prayer amendment passes by wide margin

COLUMBIA, Mo. (RNS) Voters in Missouri overwhelmingly approved a “right to pray” amendment to the state's constitution on Tuesday, despite concerns about the measure's necessity and legality.

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Anti-Shariah bill defeated in Oklahoma senate

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(RNS) The Oklahoma state senate voted Thursday (April 5) to kill a bill that would have prohibited state judges from considering foreign laws, including Islamic law, in their decisions. By Omar Sacirbey.

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