(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.
Articles tagged “prayer”
(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.
(RNS) On Thursday (Feb. 27), a U.S. district judge ruled that a granite monument depicting a soldier kneeling in prayer before a cross lacked “a secular purpose” and has “the unconstitutional effect” of endorsing religion over nonreligion.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Conservative interest groups, perhaps seeing their best chance in years to advance their causes, have argued aggressively in their briefs to the court not only for favorable rulings but for overturning some of the court’s time-honored precedents.
Social media creates new avenues for innovative religious practices, like photo sharing as an offering of prayer. These new religious practices don’t replace religious communities; rather, they add to them.