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Moral and Secular Rather Than Religious Philosophy

A California appeals court upholds a lower court ruling that Sun Worshiping Atheism is not a religion in the state's eyes. A former employee sued the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for religious ...

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Religious Rights on the Job

In legal cases, issues arise as to whether, and to what degree, employers can circumvent laws against discrimination. Some companies claim the right to refuse service to same-sex couples or to refuse to provide their emp ...

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Religion in Employment

Some court decisions in Europe and the United States have given weight to claims of religious "freedom" for religious organizations. This allows these organizations to follow their principles and doctrines in employmen ...

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Historical Peaceful Protests That Changed History

On January 30, the Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence commenced around the globe. It’s the 20th annual 64-day campaign that focuses on attaining peace through nonviolent actions, in memory of Mahatma Gandhi, Rev. M ...

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Planned Parenthood Attacked by Gunman

Three people are dead and nine more injured after a lone gunman stormed Colorado Springs' Planned Parenthood and opened fire. The entire ordeal lasted for over five hours and ended with the gunman, Robert L. Dear, in c ...

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Suspension Reversed for Teen Football Player

For the last couple of months, the media has been covering a news story about a football coach who has been suspended after he refused to stop praying in the middle of the football field after games. Even though his di ...

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HS Coach on Leave After Praying on Field

Joe Kennedy, Bremerton High School's assistant football coach, has been suspended after he defied the school district's orders to not pray on the field after the high school's football games. Bremerton has been praying ...

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Religious Leaders Address War and Poverty

Pope Francis continues his tradition of speaking with pointed candor on urgent issues of the day, this time commenting on the awful costs, and some of the root causes, of war. President Obama headlines a panel at a Geo ...

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10 Reasons Homophobia Makes No Sense (Part 2) - Universal Life Church

In a recent blog entry titled "10 Reasons Why Homophobia Makes No Sense (Part 1)", we attempted to refute five arguments used to justify homophobia and deny LGBT people equal rights. Here we will attempt to refute the re ...

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Progressive Pasta

As the burqa ban sweeps across Europe, Austria is allowing the little known tradition of upturned pasta strainers to appear on driver's licenses. After just two years of fighting, Niko Alm, an Austrian ma ...

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