Major denominations are essentially unanimous in their support of the vaccines against Covid-19, but individuals who object are citing their personal faith for support.
Republican officeholders are no longer coy about their religion-driven mission to stop abortion.
They protect the most vulnerable among us.
Radical ideas that once made Islamist extremism seem galvanizing have lost their luster.
What the French and Indian War suggests about our own history wars.
In a nation wary of the growth of Islam, France’s military has embraced and integrated its Muslim soldiers by facilitating their religious practice.
The move prompted cries of political meddling from liberal politicians and gestures of gratitude from conservatives. A church historian called it “an unprecedented act.”
Asking someone if they’ve had a Covid shot can be tricky. Here’s how to navigate the new norms of health disclosure.
À Trappes, un âpre combat oppose le maire à un enseignant qui affirme que la ville est aux mains des islamistes. Leur conflit attise le débat national sur l’identité française.
A battle erupted after a high-school teacher said that Islamists had taken over the city of Trappes, a view vigorously countered by the mayor, sharpening a national debate over French identity.
Will Philadelphia be able to exclude a Catholic adoption agency from its foster care system because it refuses to work with gay couples?
For the first time in three decades, yoga can be taught, but the law will still bar teachers from using Sanskrit names for poses.
The ruling exempts English-speaking schools and effectively allows provincial legislators to wear turbans or head scarves, but it angered civil liberties advocates as discriminatory.
The justices are defying their procedural rules to rewrite the Constitution.
In a dissent, two conservative justices invite a case to overturn a precedent on religion in the workplace that they dislike.
The country’s principle of secularism has long disadvantaged Muslim communities, experts say, and President Emmanuel Macron’s new law against Islamism could deepen the disparities.
Why the G.O.P. doesn’t need to try to pass mostly unpopular policies through the elected branches.
The government announced an investigation into social science research, broadening attacks on what it sees as destabilizing American influences.
The bill faced hundreds of amendments but passed comfortably, despite opposition from left and right. It now goes to the Senate for final approval.
After the beheading of a teacher in a Paris suburb, the debate over the relationship between government and religion is raging again.
Many residents of Murdock, Minn., said they were horrified that an organization condemned by watchdogs as a white supremacist hate group would open a church. City leaders said they had little choice but to grant a permit.
Nicolas Cadène sees the failings of France’s secular model even as he upholds it.
A centrist straddling France’s traditional political divide, President Emmanuel Macron now chases voters on the right and has alienated some supporters and members of his own party.
The French government says draft legislation aimed at combating the extremist ideology that has taken many lives on French soil in recent years is a “law of freedom” necessary for peaceful coexistence.
President Emmanuel Macron and others there have been angered by outside criticism.
“You have a different court, and I think that was the statement the court was making,” the governor said after a 5-4 decision barring restrictions on religious services.
One bill would reach into Muslim life, and another would place new restrictions on filming of police. Critics say they’re part of a drift toward repressive government policies.
When France held a tribute to a teacher killed after a class on freedom of expression, the police interrogated at least 14 students over comments flagged as inappropriate.
Their unlikely ally may have lost the White House, but Christian nationalists still plan to win the war.
After terrorist attacks, France’s leader accuses the English-language media of “legitimizing this violence.”
The justices have an opportunity to overturn a precedent that has hurt Americans’ First Amendment rights.
Emmanuel Macron’s government may unwittingly be breeding the kind of communalism it wants to ward off.
For generations, public schools assimilated immigrant children into French society by instilling the nation’s ideals. The beheading of a teacher has raised doubts about whether that model still works.
Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network and Roger Severino, a senior health and human services official, have worked to reshape social policy and the courts they need to uphold it.
I almost always side with protecting houses of worship. But there are limits.
Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination is the fruit of decades of activity by a tightly organized network.
The fight over limits on church attendance divides the justices.
The Muslim faithful celebrated the decision by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, even as it generated dismay among Christians and architectural conservators.
Among them: Religion got a place at the public table long reserved for secular society.
The justices upheld regulations from the Trump administration that allowed employers with religious objections to decline to provide contraception coverage.
The case was the court’s latest consideration of the relationship between the government and religion.
The case was the court’s latest on whether the Constitution allows the states to exclude religious groups from government programs.
Human rights observers warn the document could be a tool to advance Mr. Pompeo’s religious beliefs and political aspirations, and not women’s and L.G.B.T.Q. rights.
The young pastor wasn’t sure his congregation would like what he had to say and had no idea where it would lead all of them. He found himself at a crossroads of God, Alabama and Donald Trump.
A ruling that protects the rights of gay and transgender workers could impact how conservative groups operate their own institutions.
The government is allowing federal pandemic aid to pay for clergy salaries, something that once would have been unthinkable.
The polarization roiling the country has the Supreme Court in its grip.
A California church argued that restrictions on public gatherings treated houses of worship worse than many businesses.
Two recent cases on religion are about more than the tales they tell.
The cases are the latest in a series the court has had before it considering the relationship between church and state.