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Fight over religious objection proposals shifts to Arkansas

Fight over religious objection proposals shifts to Arkansas

The fight over religious objection proposals facing increasing criticism from businesses and advocates who call them a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians has shifted toward Arkansas, which was poised to become the second state this year to enact such a measure.

A look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom

A look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom

Indiana lawmakers have been scrambling to control damage from a widely criticized new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. The state is among about a dozen where measures aimed at preventing government from infringing on people’s religious beliefs have been introduced this year.

A look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom

A look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom

Indiana lawmakers scrambled Monday to control damage from a widely criticized new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. The state is among about a dozen where measures aimed at preventing government from infringing on people’s religious beliefs have been introduced this year.

New York City to change rules to allow churches to rent schools

Congregations in New York City that rent space in public schools will be able to hold Easter services this Sunday despite a ruling on Monday (March 30) by the U.S. Supreme Court rejecting an appeal from an evangelical church in the Bronx that sought to overturn a ban on after-hours worship services at public schools.

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Indianapolis mayor slams ‘religious freedom’ law

Indianapolis mayor slams ‘religious freedom’ law

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard (R) issued a stern plea to the Indiana General Assembly on Monday, asking the state to repeal a “religious freedom” law that could open the door to allow discrimination based on sexual orientation.

In a groundbreaking vote, Latino evangelicals call for end to death penalty

A leading group of Latino evangelicals has called for an end to state-sanctioned capital punishment, the first national association of evangelicals to do so.

Keeping the baby vs. abortion: Americans muddled morality about the unborn (COMMENTARY)

On March 18, Michelle Wilkins answered a Craigslist ad for baby clothes. When she arrived at the seller’s home, Dynel Lane, a former nurse’s aide, attacked her, cut her open, and removed her unborn child. Wilkins survived the incident; her child did not.

A list of some fatal US church van crashes since 2010

Eight members of a Fort Pierce, Florida, church died early Monday when their van drove into a ditch west of Lake Okeechobee. Fatal church van crashes happen several times a year in the U.S. Here are some that have happened since 2010:

Robert Putnam fights America's 'opportunity gap' with religious fervor

Harvard professor Robert Putnam jokingly calls himself “a nice Jewish formerly Methodist boy.”

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Historic matzo maker bids farewell

Historic matzo maker bids farewell

After almost a century, New York’s Streit’s Matzo is moving its Lower East Side factory after Passover.

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Across world, Christians observe Palm Sunday

Across world, Christians observe Palm Sunday

The day marks the beginning of Holy Week.

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Christians mark Palm Sunday around the world

Christians mark Palm Sunday around the world

Christians around the world marked Palm Sunday by waving fronds, attending church services and visiting sites in the Holy Land at the start of the Holy Week that ends with Easter.

Hundreds rally against Indiana law, say it’s discriminatory

Hundreds rally against Indiana law, say it’s discriminatory

Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading “no hate in our state,” gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally against a new state law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people.

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Hundreds rally against Indiana law

Hundreds rally against Indiana law

Hundreds of people, some carrying signs and flags, gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a rally against a new state law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people.

Pope prays for plane crash dead during Palm Sunday Mass

Pope prays for plane crash dead during Palm Sunday Mass

Pope Francis opened solemn Holy Week services with Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square, stressing humility and remembering the dead in the Germanwings crash.