Latest Religious discrimination News

Religious backers of abortion rights say God's on their side

May. 20, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — It was lunch hour at the abortion clinic, so the nurse in the recovery room got her Bible out of her bag in the closet and began to read. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding,” her favorite proverb says, and she...

US commission: Cite Afghanistan for religious persecution

Apr. 25, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

Afghanistan should join a list of the “worst of the worst” violators of religious freedom in the wake of the Taliban's return to power, a U.S. advisory body is recommending to the State Department. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, in its annual report...

3 US Muslims sue over religious questioning by officers

Mar. 24, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Muslim Americans filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that U.S. border officers questioned them about their religious beliefs in violation of their constitutional rights when they returned from international travel. The three men from Minnesota, Texas and...

Jehovah's Witnesses flee Russia for worship without fear

Mar. 06, 2022 12:00 PM EST

Over the past five years, hundreds of Jehovah’s Witnesses have been subjected to raids, arrests and prosecution in Russia. Many others have fled – including one couple, Dmitrii and Nellia Antsybor, who flew to Mexico last year, walked across the U.S. border to seek asylum, and now hope to build...

High court reverses decision allowing Muslims' FBI bias suit

Mar. 04, 2022 17:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided unanimously with the Biden administration Friday and reversed a lower court decision that had allowed a lawsuit to go forward by Muslim men claiming FBI religious bias. But the justices' limited decision did not end the case, and the men and their lawyers...