San Francisco, the first major US city to require its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, is being sued by four former workers who say the city should have granted their demands for religious exemptions. “San Francisco excludes religious watchers from continuing employment,” attorneys for the Pacific Justice Institute, aRead More →

Attorney General Paxton has joined an Alabama-led multi-state amicus case before the Atlanta-based United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit fighting to defend a synagogue’s First Amendment rights Jew facing unconstitutional discrimination. The case revolves around the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), a state-funded transit system, whichRead More →

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall led 21 attorneys general to file a Short opposing the policy of the Hillsborough County Transit Authority in Florida denying a religious group’s First Amendment rights to advertise on public transportation. Young Israel of Tampa, Inc. v. Hillsborough Area RegionalRead More →

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma could once again run for the presidency of the ANC. ANC members loyal to Jacob Zuma are preparing for his return, two months before the ANC conference in December. His ambitions received support from a group of Western Cape religious leaders. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s endorsement for the ANC presidencyRead More →

The group of devotees who worship India’s spiritual master Sai Baba of Shirdi were denied permission by the council nearly two years ago following objections from locals. This month, the group resubmitted its planning application for the same land on the Tattenhoe estate. The new app includes a “traffic analysisRead More →

The story at a glance A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) must be recognized by the San Jose Unified School District as an official student body. The school district revoked the organization’s recognition in 2020 over concerns that declarations of faith and “sexualRead More →

Rural missionaries in the Philippines say continued state harassment and attacks have already weakened its ability to help poor communities MANILA, Philippines – The Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) on Thursday (August 18) denounced charges brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ) of allegedly providing funds to the CommunistRead More →

PRAGUE – Ukrainian forces are showing signs of success on the battlefield in two counter-offensives, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said, adding that the United States would support Kyiv in its fight against the invasion of Russian troops “as long as necessary”. Austin’s comments in Prague on September 9Read More →

Shinzo Abe’s attacker originally planned to attack religious group leader: Police | AP/PTI The man who fatally shot former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told police he originally planned to attack a leader of a religious group, Japanese media reported on Saturday, citing law enforcement sources. Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, alsoRead More →

Police confirmed they received complaints after a religious group carrying sandwich boards marched through the streets of Lynn telling others of their “sins”. Members of the group, who distribute leaflets around town, were seen speaking into the microphone about the “sins of homosexuality” and “repenting of being a sinner”. SeveralRead More →

HOUSTON — Texas authorities shed some more light Thursday on how a child whose parents were murdered in 1980 came to safety in the arms of an adoptive family. Holly Marie Clouse disappeared sometime before Jan. 12, 1981, when the decomposing bodies of her parents, 21-year-old Harold Dean Clouse Jr.Read More →

Senator Panfilo Lacson and Senate President Vicente Sotto III (Photo by Lacson-Sotto Media Office) MANILA, Philippines — A religious group has expressed support for the candidacies of Senator Panfilo Lacson and his running mate, Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, citing the pair’s vision for “good governance and integrity toRead More →

On April 6, Boise State Dean of Students Christian Wuthrich sent an email warning of the presence of an unidentified religious group on campus after receiving multiple complaints of student harassment. According to information provided to the university, members of this group, who are not university students, use various manipulationRead More →

Aymanam panchayat near Kottayam witnessed a tense situation on Tuesday when members of the Prathyaksha Raksha Daiva Sabha issued suicide threats following a decision by authorities to demolish a building belonging to the religious movement on the base of a court order. The drama began to unfold in the morningRead More →

A parishioner at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Brookings prepares packed lunches for homeless residents. St. TImonthy’s Nearly two years after advocating for the city of Portland to drop plans to limit the number of free meals volunteers could serve the hungry in public parks, a Portland civil rights organizationRead More →

White Evangelicals are the only religious group to believe the 2020 election was stolen from President Trump, new news says Public Religion Research Institute Survey. The poll, released Monday, found that 31% of all Americans believe “the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump,” while 67% reject the idea. ButRead More →

Federal prosecutors have claimed that eight leaders of a Kansas-based “cult” separated children as young as eight from their parents, physically abused them, and put them to work at businesses across the United States through 16-hour shifts a day without pay. . A 20-page dossier filed by federal prosecutors inRead More →

A Canadian citizen is among 17 missionaries from Christian Aid Ministries who were kidnapped in Haiti as they left an orphanage, the religious organization said on Sunday. The missionary group, which also includes 16 US citizens, consists of five men, seven women and five children, Christian Aid Ministries confirmed inRead More →

The Rod of Iron Ministries, a gun-obsessed religious group, has now reportedly purchased property in Tennessee that will be turned into a so-called “training facility” for its members. The Pennsylvania-based church has appeared in headlines sporadically in recent years, including in a 2018 NPR article highlighting an “armed ceremony” thatRead More →

Although none of these plans have been put in place, Marothi Josias Masashane, who heads the South African National Christian Forum, complained in documents to the country’s supreme court of “the employers’ attitude against unvaccinated employees “. and the news that the University of Cape Town was considering a compulsoryRead More →

A national Christian organization has filed a lawsuit against Governor Janet Mills and several of the state’s largest healthcare organizations over Maine’s requirement that healthcare workers receive the COVID-19 vaccine or be at risk of lose their job Liberty Counsel, who also represented a church in Orrington pursuing state restrictionsRead More →

A national Christian organization has filed a lawsuit against Governor Janet Mills and several of the state’s largest health care organizations over Maine’s requirement that health care workers receive the COVID-19 vaccine. or risk losing their jobs. Liberty Counsel, which also represented an Orrington church suing the state’s COVID-19 restrictions,Read More →

The Catholic religious order that operated residential schools in Saskatchewan and British Columbia, where hundreds of anonymous graves have been found, said it would release all historical documents in its possession. The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate operated 48 schools in Canada, including the Marieval Indian Residential School at CowessessRead More →

By Mark MaynardKentucky today A Kentucky faith-based organization born out of ties to Planned Parenthood will be posting billboards supporting abortion in three cities in Kentucky over the next two months. The Kentucky Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice paid for the digital billboards that are on display at the ExpoRead More →

GLENVIEW, IL—When Cathy Kedjidjian received a letter with strong terms from representatives of the evangelical Christian rights organization Liberty Counsel, she had to do a double take. Kedjidjian is the director of communications for Glenview School District 34, a public school district that mandates COVID-19 vaccinations for staff but offersRead More →

How COVID-19 vaccine makers would adapt to new variants New variants of the coronavirus have emerged in the United States, and vaccine makers are bracing in case regulators request changes to their recipe. The president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest evangelical denomination in the United States, posted aRead More →