Do Religious Organizations Count as 'Church' in Pension Plan Exemption? Supreme Court Weighs Arguments
The outcome of a case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding pension plans may dramatically affect hospitals, schools, and other non-profits with religious affiliations across the country, according to lawyers involved in the case. The case, Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton, involves hospital employees and three religiously affiliated hospitals: Advocate Health, St. Peter’s Healthcare System, and Dignity Health.
Federal Judge Considers Kentucky Abortion Law Requiring Doctors to Show Ultrasound Images to Patients
After over six hours of a hearing on Thursday, a federal district judge is considering the constitutionality of a Kentucky law that requires doctors to show the ultrasound of fetuses to their patients before performing an abortion.
Responding to a months long controversy, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), and its president Russell Moore, issued a statement on Monday -- the former affirming its support of the president, and the latter apologizing for the role he played in creating any division within the denomination.
Christian Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Reject Trump Administration's Proposed Budget Cuts on Foreign Aid
More than 100 Christian leaders signed a letter addressed to members of Congress, urging them to reject President Trump’s proposed budget cuts on foreign aid. The Trump administration released its budget blueprint on Thursday, called “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” among which included cuts to the foreign aid budget called the International Affairs Budget.
Two bills have been introduced in the Nevada Legislature that would require employers to expand contraception coverage in the medical insurance they provide for their employees, regardless of the religious background of the employers.
The Kentucky state House of Representatives passed a bill on Monday that would secure public school students’ freedom to express their religious and political beliefs in their school work, clothing, and in other methods.
The Trump administration issued a new executive order on Monday, revising a previous executive order regarding the entry of refugees from countries in the Middle East and Africa.
Unlike other widely observed Christian holidays, such as Easter or Christmas, Lent is not as popularly observed by Americans, according to a LifeWay Research study released in February.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced it would no longer hear a case involving the question of whether a transgender teen has the right to use the school’s restrooms and sex-segregated facilities according to gender identity rather than biological sex.
Christian bakers who were fined for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding are appealing their case in court, as oral arguments for the case were heard on Thursday.
The Montana state Senate passed a bill that would require doctors who terminate a pregnancy after 24 weeks for medical emergencies to try to do so by inducing labor or cesarean section, and then to try to give life support to the baby.
In a letter jointly signed by the Education and Justice Departments on Wednesday, the Trump administration rescinded a directive given to public schools during the Obama era to allow students to use sex-segregated facilities according to their gender identity.
The Trump administration issued memos on Monday that detail some ways that it will implement the executive orders the President signed earlier this year to increase deportations and restrict the flow of undocumented immigrants from entering the country.
Washington state’s highest court unanimously ruled on February 16 against a florist who refused to provide floral arrangements for a same-sex couple’s wedding, deciding that her refusal was a discriminatory act.
The federal government has canceled a request to an appeals court judge asking for the Obama administration’s guidance on bathrooms to remain in place for several states.