Newly minted Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh issued a comment Monday signaling his commitment to the court’s pro-religious-liberty jurisprudence, a move that may signal his views on a major religion case likely to be decided later this term.
A federal court ruled Wednesday that the University of Iowa “illegally targeted religious groups for requiring their leaders to believe in and follow their faith,” a victory for a Christian student organization known as a Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC).
Religious minorities in China are in grave danger, a panel of experts and activists warned Tuesday.
The University of Iowa has placed 32 campus religious groups on probation because they are supposedly in violation of the school’s antidiscrimination policy. The public became aware of the list during arguments in federal district court last week involving a Christian student group initially kicked off campus.
An international coalition of groups supporting religious freedom made a statement pleading with the Trump administration to prevent Turkey from entering the northeast region of Syria.
Asia Bibi, the persecuted Christian woman who feared for her life in Pakistan and became a global symbol for religious freedom, has made it to safety in Canada, her lawyer told the German-language Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Friday.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii) criticized media outlets highlighting her alleged ties to Hindu nationalists in an op-ed published by Religion News Service.
The Supreme Court decided not to consider an appeal from a high school football coach who was fired for praying at the 50-yard line after games. Joseph Kennedy, who coached at Bremerton High School in Washington before being fired in 2015, argued his First Amendment rights had been violated by the school district.