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The Gospel According to Labor Day

Union leaders have forgotten the religious roots of organized labor in this country.

Is yoga religious? An Indian court mulls mandatory school exercises

NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court of India is weighing whether yoga has a religious element, as it decides if … Continued

Christian conservatives divided over Common Core education standards

RNS () — Even though the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez had a 3.9 GPA in high school, his teachers kept pushing … Continued

The 8 immoral ways the government shutdown is hurting the needy

Grocery bags loaded with food from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as WIC, … Continued

COMMENTARY: Federal workers deserve a living wage

WASHINGTON — “All labor has dignity.” That’s what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said 50 years ago, and it’s … Continued

Why GOP opposition to Obamacare will hurt Hispanic outreach

Voting signs sit outside the Licking County Board of Elections on the first day of early voting in Newark, Ohio … Continued

Supreme Court poised to turn right in 2013 term

WASHINGTON — After two blockbuster terms in which it saved President Obama’s health care law and advanced the cause of … Continued

Conservatives promote House bill to protect opponents of gay marriage

WASHINGTON — Conservatives are rallying around a House bill designed to protect religious people who advocate for traditional marriage — … Continued

Assault on professor part of wave of attacks on Sikhs, Muslims, others

RNS () — Shortly after teenagers beat up a Columbia University physician Saturday (Sept. 21), a Muslim woman was attacked … Continued

COMMENTARY: Stepping in when politicians step aside

POLAND, Ohio — A straggle of kids came up for children’s time at Poland Presbyterian Church, a 211-year-old congregation established … Continued

Jerry Falwell’s legacy: A thriving Liberty University

LYNCHBURG, Va.(RNS) A crimson-colored “LU,” emblazoned in 11-foot letters on a forested mountainside against a backdrop of white limestone, tells … Continued

Charter of Quebec Values would ban ‘overt’ religious symbols

RNS () — Quebec’s government this week introduced its much-discussed Charter of Quebec Values, which would ban “overt and conspicuous” … Continued

In Baby Veronica case, some evangelicals side with adoptive parents

RNS () — The Baby Veronica case, named for the girl at the center of a contentious child custody dispute, … Continued

Gay rights vs. religious rights: 7 issues to watch

NEW YORK — The rights of religious groups or individuals that object to same-sex marriage continue to clash with those … Continued

Atheist group can sue IRS over enforcement of pulpit politicking

RNS () — A federal judge has ruled that the Freedom from Religion Foundation may continue its lawsuit over whether … Continued

Feds offer atheists a clergy tax break that they don’t want

RNS () — The federal government wants to give Annie Laurie Gaylor a tax break for leading the Freedom from … Continued

A plea for common sense and compassion in the immigration debate

A rosary rests between the hands of two protesters during a vigil on immigration policy. (Jonathan Gibby – GETTY IMAGES) … Continued

Five reasons why women care about HHS’ contraception mandate

A woman holding a birth control pill. (Eric Gaillard — Reuters) Today, when the Department of Health and Human Services’ … Continued

White House says it can’t list Westboro Baptist as ‘hate group’

WASHINGTON — In response to five “We the People” petitions, the White House condemned the actions of the Westboro Baptist … Continued

Why Buddhists should support gay marriage

May 24, 2013A family takes an offering of lotus flowers to pay respects to a giant Buddha, surrounded by more … Continued