Latest Religious discrimination News

UN cites possible crimes vs. humanity in China's Xinjiang

Aug. 31, 2022 23:43 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — China's discriminatory detention of Uyghurs and other mostly Muslim ethnic groups in the western region of Xinjiang may constitute crimes against humanity, the U.N. human rights office said in a long-awaited report Wednesday, which cited “serious” rights violations and patterns...

UN human rights office says discriminatory detention of Muslim groups in Xinjiang may constitute crimes against humanity

Aug. 31, 2022 18:03 PM EDT
GENEVA (AP) — UN human rights office says discriminatory detention of Muslim groups in Xinjiang may constitute crimes against humanity.

Suit alleges Catholic schools discriminate against disabled

Aug. 18, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Catholic church officials in New Orleans are accused in a class-action lawsuit of discriminating against children with disabilities. WWL-TV reports that the lawsuit says the Archdiocese of New Orleans illegally asks questions about student’s disabilities on...

Colorado to spar over discrimination case in Supreme Court

Aug. 12, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold its anti-discrimination law in the face of a challenge by a Christian web designer who does not want to create custom wedding websites for same-sex couples and claims the state law violates her right to free speech. ...

Turkey's Erdogan rails at Greece over Muslim minority rights

Jul. 24, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday criticized Greece for allegedly violating a settlement that has governed relations between the rivals for nearly a century. In a statement released on the 99th anniversary of the Lausanne Treaty, Erdogan accused...

Ex-Disney workers sue, claiming religious discrimination

Jul. 08, 2022 08:40 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Three former employees have sued Walt Disney World, saying they were fired after refusing to wear face masks and get the COVID-19 vaccine due to religious reasons, according to a lawsuit. Barbara Andreas, Stephen Cribb and Adam Pajer said in the...

Judges dismiss Jewish couple's suit alleging adoption bias

Jul. 05, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A panel of Tennessee judges has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a couple who alleged that a state-sponsored Christian adoption agency refused to help them because they are Jewish. The lawsuit against the state challenged a 2020 law that installed legal...