U.S. Supreme Court to hear legislative prayer case

Court will weigh in on topic for first time in 30 years WASHINGTON — The practice of opening government meetings with Christian prayer will be examined by the U.S. Supreme Court in its upcoming term. The Court announced May 20 that it will hear arguments in Town of...

Anti-Sharia movement changes tactics and gains success

By Omar Sacirbey, Religion News Service, with Lauren Markoe and BJC staff reports When Oklahoma voters overwhelmingly approved a 2010 ballot measure that prohibits state courts from considering Islamic law, or Sharia, the Council on American-Islamic Relations filed a...

Does religious freedom report need more ‘teeth’?

By Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service The Obama administration is not afraid to call out Wall Street for runaway profits or insurance companies for health care woes. But why, when it comes to protecting religious freedom abroad, is the State Department so hesitant...