When her high school banned the hijab, Ayesha Shifa sued. Her case went to India's Supreme Court. A verdict, expected soon, could redefine what secularism means in the world's largest democracy.
South Carolina is one of about two dozen states that have few or no statewide LGBTQ protections. The federal Equality Act would change that, but some in the state say the bill goes too far.
Joe Biden intends to admit 125,000 refugees in his first year. Many will be fleeing religious persecution. While highlighting persecution, President Trump cut refugee admissions to 15,000.
Legislative remedies prove ineffective in reconciling religious freedom claims with concerns about discrimination, so the battle is waged via executive orders.
Conservative Christian leaders sued Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday, asking a court to throw out his restrictions on indoor religious services in North Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom is challenging the Trump administration to take a tougher line toward India, given its discriminatory treatment of Muslims.
The dedication at the Washington National Cathedral of an official Bible of the new U.S. Space Force is being criticized as a violation of laws separating church and state.
The Trump administration's Office For Civil Rights put a hospital in Vermont on notice that it violated federal rules by forcing a nurse to help with an abortion. The hospital denies the charge.
A new rule expands protection for health care workers who refuse to provide certain care on moral grounds. The rule cites a sudden rise in religious discrimination complaints. What's fueling the rise?
The rule strengthens protections for health care providers who are unwilling to provide services like abortions. Critics say it could put women's health in danger.