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 →

As the omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads in the United States, heightening tensions around vaccination mandates and religious exemption claims, the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) have published their Wave 3 of their investigation on religion and vaccines December 6. New survey finds onlyRead More →

One in 10 Americans think their religious beliefs forbid COVID-19 vaccination, while nearly nine in 10 disagree, news survey from the Public Religion Research Institute and Interfaith Youth Core shows. Among unvaccinated Americans, this belief is higher, at 28%, according to the survey. The survey, released Dec. 9, is basedRead More →

It is estimated that 2,000 people are still imprisoned in Uzbekistan for peacefully practicing their religious beliefs, according to a new report from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). In a report titled, Uzbekistan Religious and political prisoners: tackling a legacy of repression, USCIRF documents the casesRead More →

Donor: Kathryn Wright – Culham St Gabriel’s Trust | Published: September 21, 2021 Kathryn Wright – Culham St Gabriel’s Trust September 16, 2021 New research highlights the importance of religious and non-religious worldviews in the UK workplace Most employees (63%) think it’s important to understand others’ beliefs in the workplace,Read More →

Find out what clicks on FoxBusiness.com. Two Alaska Airlines employees file a federal complaint alleging that the company retaliated against them for questioning its support for the equality law. First Liberty Institute, which represents the employees, alleges that the company said “[d]defining gender identity or sexual orientation as a moralRead 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 →

When the Supreme Court issued its landmark June 2020 ruling banning employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, author Justice Neil Gorsuch warned that the court was not reviewing arguments that hiring an LGBTQ worker would violate an employer’s religious beliefs. These arguments may be coming soon. AndRead 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 →

A Catholic church in Cuba. Cuba has different religious groups reflecting the diversity of the country. Roman Catholic is the dominant religion having been introduced by the Spanish colonialists. After the revolution, the state sought to control religious activities, even prohibiting financial contributions from unrecognized organizations. The country has alsoRead More →

Cathedral of Cotonou, Benin. Editorial credit: Cora Unk Photo / Shutterstock.com. The Republic of Benin is a West African country bordered by Niger, Burkina Faso, Togo and Nigeria. The population of Benin is approximately 10.8 million, their official dialect being French. Culturally diverse, the people of Benin follow a diverseRead More →

The Great Mosque of Conakry in Guinea, one of the largest mosques in West Africa. Guinea has a population of just over 10 million with 24 ethnic groups. There is freedom of religion in Guinea although Islam is the dominant religion demographically, socially and culturally. Over 85% of Guinea’s populationRead More →

A Roman Catholic mass (left) and Voodoo ceremony (right) in contemporary Haiti. Haiti has been largely a Christian country for several hundred years after the Spanish and then the French colonized the Caribbean island nation before it became a sovereign state. Roman Catholicism is by far the largest Christian denominationRead More →

A mosque in Abéché, Chad Chad has a number of widely and freely practiced religions in the country. The constitution grants religious freedom which has allowed various religious groups. Islam and Christianity are the major denominations with millions of adherents. However, several senior government officials tie themselves to the IslamicRead More →

A church located in the Dominican Republic. Roman Catholic Christianity is the most followed religious group in the country. The Church has contributed enormously to the socio-economic development of the Dominican Republic through the projects it initiated especially before the country obtained its independence. Among the projects initiated by theRead More →

Church in Angola. The Constitution of Angola guarantees religious freedom to its inhabitants. Currently, there are 85 recognized religions or denominations of the same religion. Religious groups with fewer than 100,000 followers have not been banned from practicing their religion but do not enjoy the same legal protections as recognizedRead More →

The Great Mosque of Djenne in Mali. Mali, officially the Republic of Mali, is a landlocked country in West Africa. France colonized it in 1905. Its capital and largest city is Bamako. It is the 8th largest country in Africa covering an area of ​​480,000 square miles with a generalRead More →