U.S. Army Announces New Religious Accommodation Rules

U.S. Army Announces New Religious Accommodation Rules

Written by Don Byrd The last few years have seen the U.S. military gradually progress in the direction of religious accommodation for servicemen and women whose faith requirements conflict with grooming and attire regulations. Nearly three years ago, new rules...
Court Rules Denial of New Jersey Mosque Permit Unlawful

Court Rules Denial of New Jersey Mosque Permit Unlawful

Written by Don Byrd A federal judge in New Jersey has ruled in favor of the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, which sued the Township of Bernards for denying a construction permit application for a new mosque. A local planning board, the court ruled, violated the...