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Can a Religious School Fire a Teacher for Sexual Orientation?

The Catholic Church is under fire yet again, except this time for allowing its schools to discriminate against and fire teachers for their sexual orientation. Most recently, two teachers at a Seattle-based school were fo ...

Category: Politics Religion school

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New Movement Within Black Church Seeks To Improve Gender Equality

Like so many other churches, the black church in America has always been a patriarchy. Dating clear black to the days of slavery, the black church represented virtually the only place where black men could — and di ...

Category: Equal Rights Religion Christianity

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Canadian Muslims Outraged Over Quebec's Religious Symbols Ban

Proponents claim it will help keep public spaces secular and free from undue religious influence. And support is widespread – polls show more than 2 in 3 Quebec residents approve of the ban. However, critics argue ...

Category: Islam Religion Political and Religious Controversy

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Religious Restrictions and Hostilities Increasing Around the World

The results of a new international Pew Research Center study show that both governmental restrictions and governmental and nongovernmental religious hostilities have significantly increased around the world during the pa ...

Category: Freedom of Religion Politics Religion

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The Alarming Rise in European Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism, the hatred of Jews and the hellacious acts that often accompany it, is nothing new. It’s been around almost since the beginnings of recorded history. Its most notable exemplification was the Holocaus ...

Category: Human Rights Morality Politics Judaism

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Catholic School Kicked Out of Archdiocese for Refusing To Fire Gay Teacher

In the latest chapter of the growing debate over the employment of LGBTQ staff in local Catholic educational institutions, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Indiana, kicked the Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School out of the ...

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United Methodists Threaten to De-Unite Over LGBT Policies

The differing views held by conservative, centrist, and liberal factions of the United Methodist Church with regard to LGBT policies and practices appear to be coming to a head. At a St. Louis UMC conference in February, ...

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7 Books About World War II for Kids and Teens

World War II can be a difficult time frame to understand historically. The reasons the war began were complex and not limited to one country. Nazi ideology can be difficult to explain to children, but it’s importan ...

Category: Human Rights Politics Religion Judaism

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Songs About Civil Rights for Martin Luther King Day

Americans remember Martin Luther King in January. February is African American History Month. Add these songs to your playlist to start a discussion about civil rights, race and resistance in your community. John Legend ...

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7 Movies That Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

On the third Monday of January, Americans remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. If he had lived, he would be 90 years old in 2019. Movies don’t always portray him accurately, but they are a good place to start learn ...

Category: Equal Rights Freedom Politics Social Justice

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