Religious Discrimination

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Brazil tries to combat religious intolerance of minority faiths

RIO DE JANEIRO — The couple practiced Candomble, an African-Brazilian faith with roots in Brazil’s slave trade. They dressed in … Continued

Abercrombie & Fitch to change ‘look policy,’ allow hijabs

RNS () — Abercrombie & Fitch will change its “look policy” and allow employees to wear hijabs after a three-year … Continued

COMMENTARY: Pay no attention to the man behind the burning Qurans

RNS () — Three years ago, a nobody from nowhere got famous for doing something unpleasant. The self-ordained pastor of … Continued

Religious diversity is increasing at the office, and so are pitfalls

RNS () — The American workplace, like the rest of U.S. society, is becoming more religiously diverse and that is … Continued

British government to investigate discrimination against Jews

CANTERBURY, England — The British government plans to investigate whether other Jews were denied employment benefits after an Orthodox Jew … Continued

Patriots owner: Tebow’s Christian faith makes him ‘appealing to me’

Over the years, NFL quarterback Tim Tebow’s Christian faith has been part of his intrigue to his supporters, and a … Continued

Ahmadis in Pakistan face unfair election

A Pakistani woman walks past posters of a parliamentary election candidate. B.K. Bangash/Associated ) On May 11th, the world’s second … Continued

Ahmadis in Pakistan face unfair election

A Pakistani woman walks past posters of a parliamentary election candidate. B.K. Bangash/Associated…) On May 11th, the world’s second most populous … Continued

What the Catholic Church can learn from the Muslim experience

Historians may look back at the second decade of the 21st century and pinpoint the Arab Spring and the resignation … Continued

Something to celebrate on Religious Freedom Day

Wednesday (Jan. 16) is Religious Freedom Day — a day to celebrate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute for … Continued

European court says U.K. equality laws trump personal religious beliefs

CANTERBURY, England — The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday (Jan. 15) ruled that equality laws trump personal religious … Continued

The Muslim world needs a ‘women’s uprising’

While the rest of the world enters a new year, the Arab world is stuck in some archaic ways of … Continued

Faith-based procrastination: Religious job bias in taxpayer-funded programs

No American should be denied a taxpayer-funded job because of what he or she believes about religion. Yet that’s exactly … Continued

Mass. Supreme Court to hear case against’under God’ in Pledge of Allegiance

Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court has agreed to hear the appeal of a non-religious family that’s challenging the mandatory daily recitation … Continued

Judge: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association didn’t discriminate against black employee

A North Carolina judge has ruled the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association did not discriminate against a former black employee. Kimberly … Continued

Celebrating AB1964, California’s New Religious Freedom Law

Source: California Assembly California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill providing workers in his state the nation’s strongest protections against … Continued

Debate reignites over religion at Air Force Academy

The long-smoldering debate at the U.S. Air Force Academy over the role of religion in cadets’ lives has reignited, just … Continued

Supreme Court tosses ‘Christian candy cane’ case

WASHINGTON — An appeal over Christmas sweets turned bitter on Monday (June 11) when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to … Continued

Blessed are those with a persecution complex?

“Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when … Continued

Court says student’s faith may have led to expulsion

A counseling student who declined to advise a gay client might have been expelled from her university because of her … Continued