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Religious Discrimination

Abercrombie Religious Discrimination Case Less Than Cool For Supreme Court, Sikh Americans

Gurjot Kaur | Posted 03.02.2015 | Religion
Gurjot Kaur

If the Supreme Court imposes stringent notice requirements on job applicants and employees, it will set the clock back on religious rights in the workplace by decades. Employers will be able to duck their heads into the sand any time a visibly religious Sikh, Muslim or Jew walks in.

Abercrombie & Fitch, The Supreme Court and You

Dwayne Leslie | Posted 02.25.2015 | Religion
Dwayne Leslie

The Seventh-day Adventist church and those diverse organizations who joined our amicus brief hope and pray that the Supreme Court strikes down the Tenth Circuit Court's unreasonable ruling that the burden is on a job applicant to ask for a religious exemption for rules he or she doesn't even know exist.

Indiana Senate Says Yes To Faith-Based Hiring

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

On Tuesday, the Indiana state Senate voted 39-11 in favor of a bill to explicitly permit religious discrimination in hiring by some organizations that...

Muslim Woman Sues Police For Forcing Her To Remove Hijab

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.27.2015 | Religion

A Muslim woman who was forced to remove her hijab by police in Michigan claims her religious rights were violated, and she’s hoping a civil rights l...

Bakery Comes Under Fire For... A Pro-Gay Move?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.21.2015 | Gay Voices

The owner of a Colorado-based bakery is facing a religious discrimination complaint after she refused to bake a cake decorated with anti-gay images an...

Did Religious Discrimination Help Land Serial's Adnan Syed In Jail?

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion

When he found himself in prison for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Adnan Syed made a conscious choice to “be a better Muslim.” At least that...

Muslim Woman Denied Job At Abercrombie & Fitch

Reuters | Lawrence Hurley | Posted 10.02.2014 | Religion

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said it would consider whether a Muslim woman denied a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch Co clothing store because she ...

Did The Restaurant Owner Actually Say That To A Rabbi?

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.29.2014 | Religion

A Mississippi rabbi and a restaurant owner have agreed to sit down and talk about a salad order gone wrong. Very wrong. Rabbi Ted Riter, of Jac...

Philadelphia Schools Settle Lawsuit After Being Accused Of Discrimination

AP | Posted 09.09.2014 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia School District has settled a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit that accused school administrators of discriminat...

Religious Discrimination 101

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 10.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

The First Amendment protects your right as an American to the free exercise of your religion. It does not protect your right to use your religion as an excuse to discriminate against other Americans.

Arkansas Mayor Blocks Pagan Temple From Opening

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.19.2014 | Religion

Bertram and Felicia Dahl initially got a supportive response from the local government of Beebe, Arkansas, when they announced their intentions to ope...

Prop 8 Plaintiffs: 'We Have A Lot Of Work To Do' On Equality In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

Proposition 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier discussed how the Supreme Court's repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and decision on Prop 8 hav...

Here's Why You Should Take Religion (Especially Muslim) Off Your Resume

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 06.20.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Recent college grads, take note: Mentioning a campus religion group on your resume — particularly a Muslim club — may lead to significantly ...

Michael McAuliff

Conservative Thinks Discrimination Isn't Discrimination If Christians Do It

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the difficulties that religious advocates have is that many seem to think the ideas and beliefs that they hold most dear are some...

Hate on Me, Hater!

Kelsey Minor | Posted 06.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsey Minor

Mississippi, I want you to know this: Someone has to show you that life should not be about hating. You might have, for the moment, won the battle but the war isn't over.

A College Where Atheists Must Worry About Surprise Baptisms

Posted 03.21.2014 | Religion

UPDATE: March 21 -- The president of Freethinkers at Virginia Tech, Josh Clark, has released a statement regarding Linford's comments on the websit...

Muslim Couple Sues Empire State Building Over Discrimination

Posted 03.28.2014 | Religion

Amina and Fahad Tirmizi, a Muslim couple from Long Island, are suing the Empire State Building for $5 million over what appears to be a case of religi...

Our Brother's Keeper

Dwayne Leslie | Posted 02.11.2014 | Religion
Dwayne Leslie

When one established right is weakened or worse, it's that much easier to erode additional rights. That is why cases like EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch -- despite the fact that no members of our own faith are involved -- motivate the Adventist Church to action.

Historic Preservation Or Religious Discrimination?

AP | By CURT ANDERSON | Posted 02.10.2014 | Miami

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A simple, five-paragraph historic plaque on the front portico of an Orthodox Jewish temple in south Florida honors a ...

Flying While Sikh? There's An App For That

USA Today | Bart Jansen | Posted 12.02.2013 | Religion

(RNS) The Sikh Coalition is updating a mobile app that allows travelers to report complaints about the Transportation Security Administration from the...

Jillian Berman

The Idea Behind Work-Life Balance Is As Old As The Bible

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business

Mathew Hoffman doesn’t remember one of the biggest milestones of his career, because he wasn’t there when it happened. One Friday three decades...

Is There a Global War on Christians?

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

If we are to avoid turning regional repression and conflict into a real global religious war we must reject the inflammatory hyperbole of extremists from all faiths, some of whom would relish an apocalyptic world war.

Break the Cycle of Hate

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 11.25.2013 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

We, as families and communities, and as a nation, have much work to do. As Singh's instincts and heart have told him, the answer is not about just punishing these kids or any other wrongdoers.

Corrupting the Concept of Religious Freedom

Charles Negy, Ph.D. | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Charles Negy, Ph.D.

Imagine if employees in all settings were given such license to discriminate against others who do not conform to employees' religious values. Society would become chaotic.

Gay Rights Vs. Religious Rights?

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 09.08.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) The rights of religious groups or individuals that object to same-sex marriage continue to clash with those pursued by gay rights advoc...