(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.
Articles tagged “prayer”
(RNS) Hailed by some religious and veterans groups, the Senate vote was another in a string of recent losses for secular activists who oppose the inclusion of a prayer on public property.
(RNS) A group of Christians, Hindus, Jews and humanists has asked the House of Representatives to reject a prayer plaque proposed for the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Every time we submit a sacred act to a civic body, and seek a ruling on its appropriateness in a diverse public, we allow others who are not thinking theologically to compromise the most sacred aspects of our religious practices.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Hispanic Catholics are less likely than evangelicals to attend weekly worship services, pray daily or take a literal view of the Bible, according to a new survey.
(RNS) This NBA season has been unprecedented when it comes to the blending of basketball and unresolved social issues. There has been a widespread push for increased tolerance on all fronts. Yet the conversation about religion and how it’s best handled by coaches and players remains fluid.
(RNS) Just because sectarian prayers are constitutional, said University of Notre Dame law professor Richard W. Garnett, doesn’t mean policies like those of Greece, N.Y. “are wise or welcoming.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) The 5-4 decision in favor of the any-prayer-goes policy in the town of Greece, N.Y., avoided two alternatives that the justices clearly found abhorrent: having government leaders parse prayers, or outlawing them altogether.