Latest Religious discrimination News

Muslim prison guard accuses Georgia agency of discrimination

May. 16, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia prison guard who recently converted to Islam says the state Department of Corrections won't allow her to wear a hijab at work. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 25-year-old Rogers State Prison corrections officer Jalanda Calhoun has filed a discrimination complaint against...

Landlord settles discrimination case with Muslim father, son

May. 3, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Denver landlord who was recorded telling her tenant to find an "American person ... good like you and me" to sublease her property instead of a Muslim father and son seeking to open their second restaurant must pay the men $675,000 under a settlement. The three men sued last year,...

Trump defends health workers' right to object to abortions

May. 3, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Advancing his anti-abortion agenda, President Donald Trump moved Thursday to protect health care workers who object to procedures like abortion on moral or religious grounds. Trump chose the National Day of Prayer to announce the new regulation. "Just today we finalized new protections of...

1960s black militant H. Rap Brown challenging imprisonment

May. 3, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The 1960s black militant formerly known as H. Rap Brown is challenging his imprisonment for the killing of a sheriff's deputy in 2000, saying his constitutional rights were violated at trial. The 75-year-old inmate, who converted to Islam and now goes by the name Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin,...

UK foreign secretary cites wide persecution of Christians

May. 3, 2019 4:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's foreign secretary has warned that governments in many parts of the world have failed to take action to slow the persecution of Christians. Jeremy Hunt said on an official visit to Ethiopia that governments have been "asleep on the watch" as anti-Christian actions spread. Interim...

Young Jews march in Poland to remember Holocaust victims

May. 2, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Thousands of young Jews from around the world joined Holocaust survivors and politicians Thursday for an annual Holocaust remembrance march in southern Poland that focuses on fighting anti-Semitism and hatred. About 10,000 marchers carrying Israeli flags and "Say NO to...

UN chief demands that the world step up to stamp out hatred

Apr. 29, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres demanded Monday that the world "step up to stamp out anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim hatred, persecution of Christians and all other forms of racism, xenophobia, discrimination and incitement." The U.N. chief said he was responding to incidents...

Judge clears way for lawsuit by Muslim engineer in Kansas

Apr. 16, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has rejected a move by Spirit Boeing Employees Association seeking to dismiss the lawsuit filed by a Muslim aerospace engineer alleging discrimination stemming from a party at a Kansas lake. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson ruled Tuesday that there remains a genuine issue of...

Bosnia top courts upholds ban of Serb holiday

Mar. 29, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's top court on Friday upheld a ban on a controversial Serb holiday that is seen as discriminatory to the country's Muslims and Croats. Bosnian Serbs criticized the ruling as political. The dispute reflects ongoing ethnic divisions in Bosnia long after the end of...

Supreme Court delays execution of Texas inmate who claimed religious discrimination over use of spiritual adviser

Mar. 28, 2019 9:25 PM EDT
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Supreme Court delays execution of Texas inmate who claimed religious discrimination over use of spiritual adviser.