Making jokes and comments about a person’s religion can create a “humiliating and painful environment” and be a form of on-the-job discrimination, New Jersey’s highest court recently ruled.
By Kate Coscarelli, Religion News Service
With the Democratic presidential nomination in his grasp, Sen. Barack Obama is making a full-throttle push for centrist evangelicals and Catholics.
By Daniel Burke, Religion News Service
More than 90 evangelical leaders met in Denver this month and decided to support Sen. John McCain as the presidential candidate who most shares their values.
By Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service
A coalition of religious and secular leaders hopes to persuade either the current administration or the one that takes office in January to return to the United States’ historic pre-9/11 stance against torture.
By Vicki Brown, Associated Baptist Press
Veteran human-rights activist Felice Gaer will once again serve as chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.
By Rob Marus, Associated Baptist Press
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama’s vow to carry on the best—and dump the worst—parts of President Bush’s so-called “faith-based initiative” has drawn mostly positive reactions from advocates of strong church-state separation—up to a point.
This year's primary races have demonstrated—to a degree not seen in previous elections—how the intersection of religion and politics can be fraught with peril for pastors and politicians.
By John Rutledge
Students, administrators, faculty and alumni of Furman University are in an uproar over a speech by President Bush at the school’s commencement exercises in Greenville, S.C.
By Staff, Baptist Standard
Texas megachurch pastor John Hagee, who endorsed presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and drew sharp criticism for anti-Catholic comments, has written a letter expressing “deep regret” for causing any harm.
Lawyers for a conservative advocacy group are worried the uproar over allegations of child abuse at a West Texas polygamous sect’s compound could entice the courts to overstep their bounds and limit the rights of parents in the general public.
By Jonathan D. Rubin, Religion News Service
California Supreme Court justices overturned a statewide ban on same-sex marriages.
By Robert Marus, Associated Baptist Press
Conference maintains language that says homosexual activity is “incompatible with Christian teaching.”