Latest Religious discrimination News

Faith-based group to settle religious discrimination claim

Apr. 22, 2019 6:34 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's leading faith-based health care system is set to pay $75,000 to a worker fired for not getting a required flu shot due to his religion. News outlets report the settlement also requires that Saint Thomas Health update its policy to ensure employees may appeal denied...

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.

US charges Facebook with high-tech housing discrimination

Mar. 28, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government charged Facebook with high-tech housing discrimination Thursday for allegedly allowing landlords and real estate brokers to systematically exclude groups such as non-Christians, immigrants and minorities from seeing ads for houses and apartments. The civil...

Group highlights civil rights abuses against Muslims

Mar. 27, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An elementary school student who received threatening notes in her classroom. A congressional candidate who dealt with anti-Islam political flyers during her campaign. And a mother who was subjected to an invasive airport search. Those and many other cases from 2018 are highlighted in a new...

Muslim civil rights group accepts invite to W.Va. Capitol

Mar. 20, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The nation's largest Muslim civil rights organization says it has accepted an invitation from West Virginia lawmakers to visit the state Capitol in the wake of an Islamophobic display outside the House of Delegates chamber. The Council on American-Islamic Relations made the...

Florida bill defines anti-Semitism, prohibits discrimination

Mar. 12, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bill that would define anti-Semitism under Florida law and prohibit religion-based discrimination at public schools and universities is advancing in the Legislature. The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that would prohibit speech that makes...

House infighting: Does Pelosi have a tea party problem?

Mar. 8, 2019 7:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A restive group of newcomers. Baffled party leaders. Fiery conversations behind closed doors that spill into public view and threaten to upend legislation. After a wrenching week for Democrats, it's hard not to wonder: Does Speaker Nancy Pelosi have a tea party problem? Emboldened by...

The Latest: House passes resolution condemning bigotry

Mar. 7, 2019 11:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on House Democrats and Rep. Ilhan Omar's comments about Israel (all times local): 5:35 p.m. The House has passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, discrimination against Muslims and other bigotry against minorities. The 407-23 vote Thursday was a bid to end dissension...