Freedom of religion

Freedom of Religion and Worshiping in Texas Prisons Brown v. Collier (2019)

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Muslim inmates who were previously allowed to participate in group worship under indirect supervision must now await volunteers to facilitate directly supervised religious gatherings.
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How Not to Protect Religious Freedom: The Strange Case of the Department of Labor’s Proposed Rule on the Religious Exemption

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OFCCP’s proposed rule’s harmful and unnecessary expansion of the existing religious exemption for employers endangers the religious freedom and civil rights of employees across the nation.
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Protecting Religious Freedom Has a Domino Effect

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The recent death of a turbaned Sikh law enforcement officer sparks conversation over the fact that some members of minority religious communities are still forced to decide between serving their country and honoring their religious identities.
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Federal Appeals Court Rules County Commissioners’ Prayer Practice Unconstitutional

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A recent court case determined the practice of invocational prayer that traditionally preceded the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners meetings “had run afoul of the Establishment Clause.”
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Back to School — And Religion Is on the Syllabus?

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It may surprise some, but a significant majority of Americans — including public school teachers — say yes.
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Can Government Contractors Refuse Workers Based on Religious Beliefs?

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The greatly expanded scope of the exemption means that it has the potential to bolster one aspect of religious freedom (for some) while undermining another.
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Are Religious People Really Ignorant About Religion?

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The answer to that question depends entirely on what we think it means to know about religion.
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When Is a Religious Symbol Not a Religious Symbol?

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The Supreme Court case that explores whether courts or government agencies are competent to adjudicate what is religious and what is not.
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The Fate of the Lemon Test: D.O.A. or Barely Surviving?

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The Lemon test took several blows in the court’s decision in American Legion v. American Humanist Association, which upheld the constitutionality of a 32-foot high Latin cross.
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Bible Literacy or Bible Wars?

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Yes, Mr. President, biblical literacy can be part of a public school education – if, and only if, schools are prepared to do it right under the First Amendment.
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