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Did Obama Finally Thread the Needle on Gay Rights and Religious Freedom?
Originally Posted: 07/22/2014 - 10:38am | Type: Blog

One of the toughest political calculations in Washington is balancing competing claims of gay rights with the traditional prerogatives of religious freedom. One of the toughest p ...

Abercrombie & Fitch to Change ‘Look Policy,’ Allow Hijabs
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 10:28am | Type: Blog

Abercrombie & Fitch will change its “look policy” and allow employees to wear hijabs after a three-year legal battle with two Muslim women was settled out of court. Abercrombi ...

British Government to Investigate Discrimination Against Jews
Originally Posted: 07/23/2013 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

The British government plans to investigate whether other Jews were denied employment benefits after an Orthodox Jew who refused to work on the Sabbath won a landmark appeal. The ...

Pakistan Probes Alleged Hindu Exodus to India
Originally Posted: 08/16/2012 - 9:48am | Type: Blog

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has appointed a three-member Senate committee to look into reports that nearly 250 Hindus have fled to neighboring India to escape harassment and discrimination. ...

Mourning With the Sikh Community
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 2:05pm | Type: Blog

We mourn together across the lines that usually separate. We share one another’s grief, no matter how we define divinity. We look for ways to learn from the graciousness, courage, and equanimity of the Sikhs’ ...

Atheist Files Complaint Over Pennsylvania Restaurant’s Discount for Churchgoers
Originally Posted: 07/09/2012 - 4:27pm | Type: Blog

A Pennsylvania resident filed a complaint with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission claiming a 22-year-old restaurant should not give discounts based on religion. LANCASTER ...

Beyond Barrier, Bubble, or Bomb
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:20pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel My friend April grew up a church girl. She attended Bible camp and Sunday school, sang Christian songs, and went on mission tri ...