c. 2012 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Bend the Arc, a liberal Jewish group that has advocated for social justice causes for more than 30 years, last week (July 18) launched a lobbying arm and political action committee to give it more weight on Capitol Hill and across the nation.
c. 2012 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) A Sikh security officer at New York's largest airport won a $30,000 settlement against the Department of Homeland Security, which had forbidden him from displaying his kara -- a wristband that Sikhs wear to remind them of the divine.
c. 2012 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The Anti-Defamation League is taking issue with a new, broadly supported pamphlet on balancing anti-bullying policies and religious speech in public schools.
c. 2012 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) U.S. Catholic bishops have used the Obama administration's contraception mandate as Exhibit A in their high-stakes defense of "religious freedom." But it's not just the bishops who are fuming, and it's not only over contraception.
c. 2012 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) When Sally tells Jimmy that he's going to hell for believing in a false religion, is that Sally exercising her First Amendment right to free expression, or is that Billy getting bullied?
c. 2012 Religion News Service (RNS) The small stack of envelopes that arrives at Grace Community United Church of Christ in St. Paul, Minn., each day are filled with good will and small bills -- ones, fives and tens mostly.
The donations lift the spirit, said Rev. Oliver White, but they likely won't be enough to save the church.
c. 2012 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) After nearly four years in the Oval Office, President Obama is incorrectly thought to be Muslim by one in six American voters, and only one quarter of voters can correctly identify him as a Protestant, according to a new poll.
c. 2012 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Paul Ryan did not want to engage in a theological debate. Speaking at Georgetown University Thursday (April 26), the GOP's chief budget writer tread lightly into the controversy he touched off last week when he asserted that his economic blueprint for the nation was consistent with Catholic teaching.
c. 2012 Religion News Service (RNS) Kirk Cameron was once one of Hollywood's babies, the spunky, handsome teenager who starred in the 1980s hit Growing Pains, and whose picture was taped inside many a schoolgirl's locker.