(NEW YORK) -- Two families from Maine asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to expand taxpayer support for religious schools by requiring a state tuition assistance program to include sectarian as well as nonsectarian institutions. The case, which has been closely watched by school choice advocates, could... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Three Muslim Americans subjected to FBI surveillance inside their places of worship will ask the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow a religious discrimination lawsuit against the agency to move forward despite government concern about national security. Yassir Fazaga, a former imam... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- With COVID-19 vaccine mandates proliferating across the country in the public and private sectors as well as some school districts, the pushback from those unwilling or hesitant to get their shots is heating up. The vaccination effort has raised new questions about... Read More.
(SAN JOSE, Calif.) -- A juror was excused from Elizabeth Holmes' trial Wednesday, citing religious beliefs. "I am a Buddhist, and so I practice for compassion, you know, for loving and forgiveness," juror No. 4 told U.S. District Judge Edward Davila. She told the court that... Read More.
(LONDON) -- Hawa Doucouré and her teammates on the Les Hijabeuses soccer team have a simple message to send while playing the game they love: "Hands off my hijab." It's a message they hope is received not only by the French Football Federation, but the... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court on Thursday sided with religious freedom in a case involving a clash over Philadelphia's anti-LGBT discrimination policy. The justices, an opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, ruled for Catholic Social Services in a case involving... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- LGBTQ advocates are criticizing the Justice Department for a court filing in which the DOJ wrote it would "vigorously" defend a religious exemption that allows federally funded religious colleges and universities to discriminate against minorities. The DOJ also said, in relation to... Read More.
By ASHLEY LOUSZKO, ALLIE YANG, LAURA COBURN, JINSOL JUNG, and NEIL GIARDINO, ABC News(PITTSBURGH, Penn.) -- Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rev. Paul Abernathy has been helping his Pennsylvania community navigate the virus’ devastating impact.Now, as... Read More.
By CLARK BENTSON, ABC News(UR, Iraq) -- Pope Francis gathered members of the prominent faiths in Iraq at Ur, the birthplace of the prophet Abraham, for an inter-religious convocation meant to promote unity among Iraqi's diverse religious communities."This... Read More.
By SASHA PEZENIK, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- With Johnson & Johnson vaccines on their way across the country, a longstanding dilemma for religious conservatives is being revived: much of the research for coronavirus inoculations relies on the use of material derived from... Read More.
By GUY DAVIES, ABC News (LONDON) -- Hindu pilgrims in India have begun gathering along the Ganges River on the first day of Kumbh Mela, despite coronavirus restrictions in what is often described as the largest religious festival in the world.Images... Read More.
By JON HAWORTH, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Two men have been arrested after allegedly stealing remains of military veterans from a cemetery in Florida that they subsequently used for “religious practices,” authorities said.On Dec. 6, 2020, four graves at the... Read More.