Archive for 'Religion'

Judge Rules Against Prayer Banner In School

Judge Rules Against Prayer Banner In School

(RNS) A federal judge ruled Wednesday (Jan. 11) in favor of a teenage atheist who sought the removal of a prayer banner from her Rhode Island high school. Attorneys for Jessica Ahlquist, 16, argued that a [...]

Omaha Tri-Faith Initiative Has Unique Approach To Interfaith Relations

Omaha Tri-Faith Initiative Has Unique Approach To Interfaith Relations

In cities across the nation, increasingly diverse after waves of immigration and demographic changes, it’s not uncommon to find Christian, Jewish and Islamic houses of worship located just blocks away from one another. But in Omaha, [...]

American Atheists Holiday ‘Myth’ Billboards To Go Up In New Jersey, Ohio, Florida

American Atheists Holiday ‘Myth’ Billboards To Go Up In New Jersey, Ohio, Florida

American Atheists are planning to put up more holiday “Myth” billboards this year. Last year, the atheist organization’s “Myth” campaign featured billboards with phrases such as: “You Know It’s A Myth. This Season, Celebrate Reason,” the [...]

Biblical Blunder At White House After Obama Said God Wants Jobs Bill

Biblical Blunder At White House After Obama Said God Wants Jobs Bill

WASHINGTON — It was a blunder of biblical proportions. White House spokesman Jay Carney invoked scripture Wednesday to back up President Barack Obama’s suggestion that God wants policymakers to get busy and create more jobs. Carney [...]

Hertz Suspends 34 Muslim Bus Drivers For Praying On the Job

Hertz Suspends 34 Muslim Bus Drivers For Praying On the Job

“If you guys pray, you go home.” That’s what Hertz shuttle driver Zainab Aweis recounted her manager as saying, according to CBS. A recent policy change by the rental car company has resulted in the indefinite [...]

Love Times Three: Our True Story Of A Polygamous Marriage (EXCERPT)

Love Times Three: Our True Story Of A Polygamous Marriage (EXCERPT)

Note from the Editor: This is an excerpt from the book ‘Love Times Three: Our True Story of a Polygamous Marriage’, written by the family that inspired the hit HBO series “‘Big Love’. It is dark [...]

Does Religion Cause Terrorism? It’s Complicated

Does Religion Cause Terrorism? It’s Complicated

(RNS) The shock of the 9/11 attacks was so great, and the personal losses so deep, that many people understandably sought simple answers for such overwhelming malevolence. What, they asked, would cause someone to hijack a [...]

Whole Foods Abandons Ramadan Marketing Campaign (UPDATE)

Whole Foods Abandons Ramadan Marketing Campaign (UPDATE)

Whole Foods is the object of a growing controversy about the popular grocery chain’s treatment of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims that started Aug. 1. On July 27, the retailer introduced a special [...]