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Target boycott petition attracts 895,000 signers

Target boycott petition attracts 895,000 signers

Mississippi-based American Family Association launched the boycott, claiming that sex offenders exploit non-discrimination laws to gain access to the women’s room. Media Matters for America called the assertion an “urban myth.”

       
Religious leaders urge political parties to reject Islamophobia

Religious leaders urge political parties to reject Islamophobia

Christian, Jewish and Islamic leaders joined to urge the Democratic and Republican national committees to protect religious minorities on the campaign trail.

       
Christians see predatory lending as sinful

Christians see predatory lending as sinful

Self-identified Christians in 30 states—from Alabama to Wyoming—say it’s a sin to lend money to someone who can’t afford to pay it back.

       
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Faith coalition cites survey condemning payday lending

Faith for Just Living, a diverse coalition of religious groups, released a report titled “The Collateral Consequences of Payday Loan Debt,” which reports the experiences of churches and borrowers in dealing with payday and car-title loans.

       
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Nonprofits, government move toward compromise on contraceptive mandate

Both the Obama administration and religious nonprofits that object to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate have responded positively to a Supreme Court proposal for middle ground.

       
Faith leaders ask candidates to give poor ‘living wage’

Faith leaders ask candidates to give poor ‘living wage’

On the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., dozens of faith leaders called on the U.S. presidential candidates to include a “living wage” for low-income workers in their political agendas.

       
Americans see religious liberty sliding while intolerance—and whining—rise

Americans see religious liberty sliding while intolerance—and whining—rise

Most adults in the United States say religious liberty is declining in America, and Christians face more intolerance than ever. But nearly four in 10 also say Christians “complain too much about how they are treated,” a new survey reveals.

       
Supreme Court seeks compromise in contraceptive mandate cases

Supreme Court seeks compromise in contraceptive mandate cases

The Supreme Court appears to be seeking a compromise that would let religious nonprofit groups avoid any involvement in offering insurance coverage for contraceptives while also ensuring that employees get the coverage.

       
Most Americans reject harsh proposals toward immigrants

Most Americans reject harsh proposals toward immigrants

The 2016 Republican presidential campaign boils with anti-immigrant rhetoric, but candidates’ harsh proposals don’t resonate with most Americans, particularly religious believers and young adults, new research shows.

       
Supreme Court hears arguments regarding contraceptive mandate accommodation

Supreme Court hears arguments regarding contraceptive mandate accommodation

The Supreme Court considered arguments in a case that challenges the accommodation procedure religious nonprofits can use to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage mandate.

       
John Kerry: ISIS responsible for genocide

Secretary of state declares ISIS guilty of genocide; Christian leaders respond

“The United States recognizes and confirms the despicable nature of the crimes that have been committed" against Christians, Yazidis and Shiite Muslims by ISIS, Secretary of State John Kerry declared, calling the actions genocide.

       
Lawmakers seek repeal of no-aid-to-religion provision in Oklahoma constitution

Lawmakers seek repeal of no-aid-to-religion provision in Oklahoma constitution

Oklahoma lawmakers are pushing a ballot initiative to repeal a section of the state constitution that prohibits the use of taxpayer money or property to advance religion. (via Baptist News Global)

       
Election campaign makes some evangelicals reject name

Election campaign makes some evangelicals reject name

Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC, caused a stir this election season when he said he no longer wanted to be called an “evangelical Christian.” But an evangelical identity crisis has been simmering for some time.

       
Churches pray for refugees on fifth anniversary of Syrian civil war

Christians pray for refugees as Syrian civil war enters sixth year

As the civil war in Syria entered its sixth year, Christians across the United States took to prayer.

       
Future of Texas abortion case at crossroads

Future of Texas abortion case at crossroads

After years battling hundreds of restrictions imposed by conservative state legislatures, proponents of abortion rights could be on the verge of a big victory, a small defeat or a do-over.

       
 
 
 
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