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But what about discrimination based on religion? Like sexual orientation, religious beliefs are a protected characteristic on campus and in the State of Iowa. The school shouldn't defend LGBT students at the expense of students of faith, critics say. The case illustrates faith's unique status within lists of ...
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That is, if what Alexis de Tocqueville said about America is right, that the indirect influence of religion is "indispensable to the maintenance of republican institutions." Less religious, we're less free; that was his claim. And so, it's more than a theological problem that so many religious spokespeople offer so ...
"This directive goes well beyond religious liberty and undermines the safety and well-being of our citizens. It's another clear example of a failing presidency pandering to the divisive, hate-mongering far right -- the only fervent base they have left," Assemblyman Tim Eustace (D-Lodi) said in a statement ...
He said that we're going to vigorously enforce federal law protecting religious freedom. He said, we're a nation of tolerance, and we'll not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced anymore. And this is just a natural outgrowth of that. We have a lot of statutes and laws on the books that protect ...

Because it was Catholic, the hospital followed ethics and religious directives set out by the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops, which prohibit pregnancy terminations, tubal ligations, fertility treatments, and birth control pills. Because the doctors were able to detect a faint heartbeat, doctors treated her ...
The Trump Administration is creating an office to protect the religious rights of medical providers, including those who may oppose abortion or transgender rights, in a decision that is likely to be a lightning rod for controversy. The new "division for conscience and religious freedom" in the US Health and ...
Now with 68% More Humor!" and "Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor." She has a Ph.D. in American religious history from Columbia University. More by Jana. religion News Service; Get the news wire · News wire login · Submit a Press ...
... Michigan's Health and Retirement Study (HRS), which surveyed social and economic determinants of mortality in middle-aged and older adults, including religious factors. "We wanted to link the research on religion--especially religious attendance--into the social determinants of health framework," says ...
With the notice, the county was taking concrete action to keep religion and education separate and sticking strictly to education law, she said on the Weibo social media platform. New regulations on religious affairs released in October last year, and due to take effect in February, aim to increase oversight of ...
The case pits a university policy barring discrimination based on sexual orientation against the religious beliefs of a 10-member group called Business Leaders in ... The university says it respects the right of students, faculty and staff to practice the religion of their choice but does not tolerate discrimination.
Because of his upbringing, Cardasis was able to see how institutionalized religion has twisted the Bible against LGBTQ communities. It was this lens that inspired his newly released directorial debut, "Saturday Church." The film tells the story of Ulysses, a New York City teen coming to terms with his gender ...
religion has its place in the personal lives of folks who choose to be religious, but for those of us who do not, we should not be made to wade through any policy created under the lens of the religious with public dollars. If Kentucky can't be more responsible in presenting these materials in ways that do not ...
HB 1523 was a direct response to the threat of anti-religious discrimination after the Supreme Court redefined marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges. During oral arguments for Obergefell, Obama administration Solicitor General Donald Verrilli was asked whether religious institutions could lose their tax-exempt ...
I refer to the Sunday Monitoreditorial, in which the editorial board decries the use of taxpayer dollars to support religious schools or religion-based instruction. The editorial quotes from Justice David Souter's 2002 minority opinion concerning the Cleveland, Ohio, school voucher program. In that opinion ...
Bangladeshi law prohibits "deliberate and malicious" intent to insult religion as well as language that "creates enmity and hatred among the citizens or denigrates religious beliefs." Last year the Ministry of Information created a program to monitor the media, including blogs, which it blamed for encouraging ...

The discussion group is for everyone, regardless of background, religious or spiritual affiliations or sexual orientation. Call Andy at (727) 517-1148 for more information and directions. Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., will present "Be Prepared for an Emergency!" as part of its 2018 TBD Speaker ...
Santiago, Chile (AP) -- Pope Francis begged for forgiveness Tuesday (Jan. 16) for the "irreparable damage" done to children who were raped and molested by priests, opening his visit to Chile by diving head-first into a scandal that has greatly hurt the Catholic Church's credibility here and cast a cloud ...
The Preamble provides six secular reasons our nation was established for "We The People" with no reference to a deity or religion. Our secular Constitution mentions no deity and mandates "no religious test " shall ever be required as a qualification to any public office or public trust. American history ...
"The University of Iowa respects the right of students, faculty, and staff to practice the religion of their choice," the statement said. "However, when a voluntary student organization chooses to become a registered student organization, it must adhere to the mission of the university, the UI's policies and ...
I believe, passionately, that religious faith must offer comfort - to those who are ill, torn apart, travelers through the valley of the shadow of death. But, I have also long believed that the truest meaning of religion is to be creatively maladjusted. To paraphrase the social critic H. L. Mencken: The role of religion ...
If an atheist and a Catholic walked into a bar, how do you think their conversation would go? It is safe to assume that after a few pints they would turn to issues that spark spirited disagreement. The existence of God in the Holy Eucharist as eternal truth or manmade fiction. The veneration of the Virgin Mary, ...
A new study published in the January 2018 edition of The Journal for the Scientific Study of religion suggests that the more time a person spends on the internet, the less likely he or she is to affiliate with a religious tradition, or to believe that a single religion is truer than all others. [8 Ways Religion Impacts ...
This is top-flight popular culture writing that also - as you would expect - pays serious attention to the religious content. It is not a piece of aggregation, but includes solid chunks of material from relevant books and interviews with scholars, such as Graham biographer William Martin, and other logical ...
One in four people who aren't religious call on God in times of need ... A quarter of people who aren't religious may still call on God, a new poll shows. ... on behalf of the Christian aid agency, Tearfund, asked people whether they prayed and why to try and get a snapshot of what religion in the UK looks like.
With different states recognizing different state churches, there was another problem: If they had actually tried to establish a national religion, the United States would never have existed in the first place. But the path the Founders took embraced a new way forward, allowing the flourishing of religious ...
Strike up another complaint about the nation's news media--the disappointing ways it distorts religion and neglects the inner life of religious believers in America. I am well aware this journalistic affliction applies well beyond my faith. Those distortions affect how Americans see and understand one another.
People in the Balkans remain far more religious than those in Central and Western Europe, a survey suggests. ... The survey, which draws on three polls taken over a number of years, and turns them into a world map, suggests religion remains a more powerful factor in people's minds, and in society, in all ...
More Mormons approved of President Donald Trump's job performance last year than any other religious group. An incredible 61 percent of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said they approved of Trump in 2017, according to a new Gallup report, an apparent shift from the ...
Regardless of your religion, attending religious ceremonies may do wonders for your health. The researchers -- based at the Emory Rollins school of public health in Atlanta, GA -- were curious about the consequences that religious lifestyles might have on the healthspan and lifespan of middle-aged and ...
Maumee Street music Jam, 6 p.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church, 156 E. Maumee St, Adrian. All acoustic stringed instruments are welcome. Information: 517-270-2870 or marilynmullins@hotmail.com or Pennye Scheiber 517-547-7448 or pennyes@Comcast.net. A Bigger Table by John Pavlovitz is a ...
religion ... Please send religious events and ongoing listing changes at least two weeks before the event, to: Amy Berkowitz, Times Herald-Record, P.O. Box 2046, ... Please note: Church and other ongoing religious listings will be printed on a rotating basis each week in alphabetical order by community.
In a religion which prides itself in being non-creedal so that it may change as new truths are revealed, looking back beyond the 1961 merger of the Unitarians and Universalists is not only history, it is ancient history. And to be looking back 450 years is really ancient, ancient history. But on January 13th we ...
Everyone's Agnostic: Nashville, Tenn.-based Cass Midgley and Bob Pondillo interview people about their spiritual journey with a focus losing faith. Episodes normally probe the stories of everyday people who were raised in deeply religious homes -- usually Christian -- and then, as they put it, "deconstruct ...
... (and also the son of an apostle, though that's not mentioned in the piece) who studies things like canon, authority, and change in American religious history. ... And Benjamin Park, writing for us here at religion News Service, floats the idea that the Proclamation on the Family might actually be canonized ...
Whether it's "thoughts and prayers," "God's will," or "the natural order of things," politicians of faith have a tendency to lean on religious reasoning. Take Mike Pence, who last July declared, "I'm a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order." Which is all well and good, until you consider that ...
Bulls Gap Community Center will host a gospel singing on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. Blessings of Grace and Miracle of Faith will be singing. Dominion Life Worship Center, 1841 W. Morris Blvd. in Morristown, will have youth Jump Start Revival from Friday, Jan. 26 to Sunday, Jan. 28. On Friday, Pastor ...
(RNS) religious groups are planning more than the annual holiday celebrations that note the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. this year. The holiday honoring the Baptist civil rights leader falls on his actual birthday -- Jan. 15, 1929. But King also will be remembered in the spring, five decades after ...
FaithLeaks, a young transparency organization focused on religious communities, published its first big trophy this week: a collection of 33 letters and documents from an internal investigation into alleged sexual abuse within a congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Like other whistle-blower organizations, ...
The rise in the new atheism and Biblical literalism have made it a commonplace that science and religion are in conflict, and young people are absorbing the idea as axiomatic. In her recent book iGen, about the least religious generation in U.S. history, Dr. Jean Twenge quotes one young person as saying: ...
The poet-laureate of the Jewish people, Hayim Nahman Bialik, once wrote a poem in which he extolled someone who died "before his time and before anyone's time. He had one more song to sing, but now that song is stilled forever." Seven years have passed, and it is still difficult to believe that Debbie ...
Muslims will be the second-largest religious group in America by 2040 because of higher birth rates, according to a new study. The data published last week by the Pew Research Center shows that Islam will surpass Judaism as the second biggest religion in the country, behind Christianity, within two ...
Here then, in no particular order, are characteristics that distinguish healthy religion from unhealthy. If your own house of worship exhibits too many signs of bad religion, look for a different group to join. There are too many fine religious organizations out there to allow yourself to be warped or victimized by ...
atheists and atheist-friendly persons discuss everything from philosophy to science, from religion to the group's volunteer work. Topic suggestions welcome. https://www.meetup.com/herdingcats/. genealogy Research: 12:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays, 12:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Family ...
religious freedom advocates and an LSU law professor have called into question some guidelines on religion in public schools published this month by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson. The professor said the "Louisiana student rights Review" oversimplifies complex ...
So in short, the Muslim population in America is expected to rise considerably in the US as more and more Muslims make their homes and families here. But even with the population boom, Christianity is far and away the predominant religious group in the US, followed by those who identify with no religion ...
In recent years, my religion has grown increasingly annoying. It keeps wanting to poke itself into places where it just doesn't seem to fit. I can cope, albeit uncomfortably at times, with religion intruding into my personal life. When I try to reconcile my religion with public affairs, however, ranging from local ...
Muslims are projected to become the second-largest religious group in the U.S. by 2040 amid continued growth fueled by high fertility rates and immigration, according to new estimates by the Pew Research Center. The report, published last week, is based on a combination of surveys Pew has conducted ...
The Freedom from religion Foundation, a Wisconsin nonprofit, called on the city of Santa Fe on Tuesday to remove the longstanding monument. Gabriela Campos/New ... They variously said they knew little about the religious marker's origin or why it had been placed on city land. An inscription at the base ...


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