WASHINGTON (RNS) The court came down decisively on the side of a Muslim prisoner whose beard had been deemed potentially dangerous by Arkansas prison officials. Growing a beard, the justices said, was a Muslim man’s religious right.
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(RNS) In the first religion case of the Supreme Court season, a Muslim prisoner asks for the right to grow a very short beard.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Inmates who volunteered at Utah State Prison Family History Centers last year indexed more than 2 million records. They also put in approximately 50,000 hours of personal family research.
(RNS) Advocates for Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their six children are now looking to Congress to pass a bill allowing the home-schooling family to remain in the U.S.
(RNS) An 84-year-old nun gets nearly three years in prison for breaking into a federal nuclear facility as the judge explains that no one is above the law.
(RNS) “Not all prisoners are religious, and I wanted them to know that to turn your life around and be a good and productive member of society does not require a belief in God,” says Leslie Zukor, founder of the Freethought Books Project.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Christian and Muslim leaders in Nigeria welcomed a controversial law that bans same-sex marriages and imposes a 14-year jail term for homosexual relations.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis celebrates his daily Mass using Communion wafers made by Gabriela Caballero, a 38-year-old woman who is serving a seven-year jail term outside Buenos Aires.
For most of its 160 year history, San Quentin has been known as a tough place to do hard time. But over the past two decades, this has begun to change.