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Jan 17 2022
Today, as we seem so divided by our disagreements, we would do well to remember Reverend King’s words.
These are tough and divisive times. We’ve lived through a pandemic, riots, social unrest, and an often-toxic winner-takes-all political culture. There are those who seek to divide us by race, religion, political tribe, or even vaccination status. Civil disagreement — the quaint notionNational Review (News)
Dec 02 2013
The Supreme Court yesterday agreed to hear two important cases about whether women and men who own businesses are protected by civil rights laws against religious discrimination. The Obama Administration says it can ignore religious freedom laws when regulating businesses and their owners because it believes earning money is inconsistent with exercising religion.
Reacting to the newsUSA TODAY
Apr 22 2013
A WSJ examination of the family of the Boston bombing suspects shows the family slipping into turmoil over the past five years. The upheaval was driven at least in part by a growing interest in religion by both Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his mother.Wall Street Journal (News)
Sep 06 2023
Joe Kennedy, the Washington state high school football coach who thrust himself in the center of a Supreme Court battle over religion in schools resigned Wednesday, just one game into his first season after being reinstated by court order. Kennedy said on a personal website he runs that he was resigning from his position as assistant football coach at Bremerton High School to care for anForbes
Sep 24 2023
This piece originally appeared on The Conversation, which AllSides rates as Lean Left. It was written by Peter Dixon, Columbia University; Amy E Lerman, University of California, Berkeley; Fiorella Vera-Adrianzén, Santa Clara University, and Naomi Levy, Santa Clara University.
Americans don’t talk much about peace. But it turns out they care about it a lot – they just don’t talk about"The Conversation" Contributor
May 27 2016
President Barack Obama delivered a pious anti-war address in Hiroshima highlighting “humanity’s core contradiction” of war, lamenting that humanity tried to justify war because of religion.Breitbart News
Feb 17 2020
Beijing (AP) — For decades, the Uighur imam was a bedrock of his farming community in China’s far west. On Fridays, he preached Islam as a religion of peace. On Sundays, he treated the sick with free herbal medicine. In the winter, he bought coal for the poor.
But as a Chinese government mass detention campaign engulfed Memtimin Emer’s native Xinjiang region three years ago, the elderlyAssociated Press
Feb 17 2016
President Barack Obama has pledged to appoint a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, despite election-year opposition from Republicans.CBN
Oct 02 2015
Nine innocent people are dead. Several more are injured.
A disturbing update from Thursday’s tragedy at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon finds that the murderer, identified as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer, now deceased, asked his victims to state their religious affiliations before shooting them. The wrong answer ended in a round of bullets.Townhall
Feb 26 2015
This week, a man was sentenced to die in Saudi Arabia because he renounced his faith in Islam; a Hindu leader in India made a new accusation against Mother Teresa; a mosque near Bethlehem was set on fire.
It's hardly news that religious differences lead to conflict, nor is it surprising that governments try to restrict religious practice or favor some religions over others. But a reportNPR (Online News)