(RNS) Attempts to favor one faith — historically Protestant Christianity — over others in the public square are doomed to fail in the new religious America of the 21st century. But that won't stop many in the majority from trying. By Charles C. Haynes.
Articles tagged “religious freedom”
(RNS) Debate has reignited at the Air Force Academy over the proper place of religion as fresh cadets arrived for basic training in Colorado Springs, Colo. By Chris Lisee.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The spiritual leader of the Ahmadi Muslims, a persecuted group who are seen as heretics by many mainstream Muslims, made a rare visit to Capitol Hill. By Lauren Markoe.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) Abdel is an Egyptian Christian, so fearful of retribution that he asked that only his first name be used. Fellow Coptic Christians, he says, can't get jobs in Egypt, and he was jailed for nine days for handling out Christian pamphlets. By Lilly Fowler.
(RNS) The nation's Catholic bishops have discussed issues of great import this week, from sexual abuse policies to their religious freedom campaign. But the proposal made Thursday (June 14) that they consider hiring a chief spokesperson prompted the most intense soul-searching so far. By David Gibson.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A former staffer of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has filed suit against the watchdog agency, saying it reneged on giving her a job as an analyst because she was Muslim and had worked for a Muslim advocacy group. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) During the dramatic diplomatic negotiations over blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, anti-abortion groups in the U.S. hailed Chen as one of their own. But Chen is now in the U.S., and he may not be as “pro-life'' as some of his American supporters assumed. By David Gibson.
WASHINGTON (RNS) From Southern Baptist leader Richard Land to Baltimore Archbishop William Lori, the consensus at a high-profile conservative summit on “religious liberty” is that the Obama administration has it out for religious people. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) U.S. Catholic leaders say a new film about a Catholic civil war in 1920s Mexico has important lessons for U.S. Catholics in 2012, and they're hoping “For Greater Glory” will help rally the faithful around their bid to defend “religious freedom.” By Lauren Markoe.