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ACLU: Christian woman forced to remove headscarf for license

1 hour agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing county officials in Alabama who told a Christian woman to remove her headscarf for her driver’s license photo.

Audacity of Whiteness: The Lochte Scandal In Rio And The Privilege That Fueled It

By the year 2010, Tiger Woods was a self-proclaimed collage of ethnicities, four-time golf master's champion, Forbes List powerhouse, and a publicly convicted adulterer. Woods' reputation as the rising phoenix of model minorities made him a household name. Where else but America could a person of color undermine the racist yarn the young country is […]

Where is fugitive polygamist Lyle Jeffs? Possibly swept away in the Rapture, his lawyer says.

2 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Lyle Jeffs left behind an oil-slick ankle monitor when he disappeared. His church's future may depend on whether he's in jail.

Feds seek more time to respond to church shooting lawsuits

4 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The federal government wants more time to respond to wrongful death lawsuits stemming from the South Carolina church shootings that claimed the lives of nine black parishioners.

Egypt opens Gaza border crossing for Muslim pilgrimage

4 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Hamas says Egypt has opened its border crossing with the Gaza Strip for three days, allowing hundreds of Muslim faithful to travel for a yearly pilgrimage.

Georgetown, a Jesuit university, is the first U.S. college with a Hindu priest as a chaplain

10 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Georgetown says its religious mission includes educating students about other faiths too.

Prayer or politics? Evangelist rallying Christians in Boston

15 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The son of famed evangelist Billy Graham is holding a mass prayer rally in Boston as part of a 50-state tour to urge evangelicals to vote.

Fire engulfs century-old Presbyterian church in Philadelphia

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

A fire that engulfed a west Philadelphia church has been brought under control, and no injuries have been reported.

Ban on Burkini Lifted But French Muslims Continue To Face Regulations on Religious Expression

By Nadim Sohail ew weeks after the deadly terrorist attack in South of France that killed 86 people, a group of politicians started a controversy that became an intense national debate on the rights of Muslim to wear the famous burkini. Smile 13, a Muslim non-profit organization from Marseille were organizing a special day in […]

Lawyer’s at center of race, gun debate on 2 Charleston cases

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

Andy Savage keeps in his law office a sealed plastic bag with the blood-splattered clothes that Felicia Sanders wore sheltering her granddaughter from a fusillade of bullets that killed nine black parishioners at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church.

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

At least four people were killed and more than 170 pagodas were damaged in the ancient city of Bagan in Myanmar after a magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck the area last week. Bagan is one of Myanmar’s top tourist attractions, drawing visitors who can view a panorama of temples stretching to the horizon flanked by the Irrawaddy River. Show More Summary

On Burkini and (Athletic) Headscarf Bans – Stripping Muslim Women of their Right to Self-Determination

yesterdayReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Embed from Getty Images By Aisha Rahman While France increases its bans on Muslim women’s dress, international sports agencies like FIBA decide whether a headscarf wearing woman is “valid” enough to play basketball. Women today are stripped, literally or otherwise, of our dignity and right to self-determination. Instead, we are reduced to what society deems [Read More...]

Rivals Hamas, Fatah gear up for first election since 2006

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah are gearing up for their first contest at the polls since 2006 — a vote for mayors and local councils in 425 communities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Religion events from around the Washington area

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pancake breakfast, art exhibits, gargoyle tour, gospel, jazz and classic concerts, fitness.

Senior EU lawyer backs French woman sacked for wearing hijab

Angelique Chrisafis and Owen Bowcott, The Guardian “A French design engineer who was dismissed for wearing an Islamic headscarf should have been allowed to cover her head at work, a senior EU lawyer has said. In an influential preliminary opinion, an advocate general at the European court of justice found in favour of Asma Bougnaoui […]

Faiza Saeed to Become First Woman to Lead Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Michael de la Merced, New York Times One of the biggest deal makers at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, a pre-eminent law firm on Wall Street, is poised to take over its top spot — and become the first woman to do so. Cravath plans to announce on Thursday that Faiza J. Saeed, one of the […]

Where in the Bible does it say you can’t be transgender? Nowhere.

4 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

After losing the marriage equality fight, the religious right has turned to fighting against LGBT civil rights in the court system.

Foreign workers in Saudi Arabia plead for help after going unpaid for nearly 2 years Workers at a construction company in Saudi Arabia have issued an urgent plea for help, saying they are trapped and facing starvation because their employer is refusing to pay salaries or grant them permission to leave the country. Foreign staff at building firm United Seemac told MEE the company’s 500-plus employees have not been […]

Nonbelievers sue over Pennsylvania House’s opening prayers

4 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A group of people who don’t believe in God filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday seeking to change how prayers are handled before sessions of the state House of Representatives.

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