Leaders of the Freedom From Religion Foundation argue that the allowance discriminates in favor of ministers.
Civil rights advocates called for curbing hate speech online, as the perpetrator’s video continued to circulate on social media.
“Our country,” said French president Emmanuel Macron, “like Europe as a whole and almost all Western democracies, is facing a resurgence of anti-Semitism not seen since the Second World War.”
Evan Mawarire, a pastor and pro-democracy activist, was arrested in a crackdown on peaceful protesters. The following month, churches convened a dialogue with the president’s administration and others.
Lederach is being honored for his four-decade-long peacebuilding career.
Soon after the Vatican summit, in which a Nigerian leader spoke of the need to change how the church responds to abuse, secular courts announced convictions of two cardinals.
The Bladensburg Peace Cross, which bears the names of 49 men who died in World War I, is on land now owned by a Maryland government commission.