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Supreme Court’s ‘buffer zone’ ruling is about free speech, not abortion
Not surprisingly, pro-life groups hailed the ruling while reproductive rights advocates denounced it. But this wasn’t about abortion. It was a decision about free speech. (Religion News Service)
A Two-Page Form Spawns a Contraceptive Showdown
Paperwork required to opt out of coverage is part of a struggle to balance religious freedom and women’s rights. (The New York Times)
Supreme Court will hear Gilbert church-sign case
Gilbert's prolonged legal battle with a small Presbyterian church over religious signs is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, with oral arguments likely to start later this year. (AZCentral)
Leonard Kerpelman, Who Led School Prayer Case, Dies at 88
Mr. Kerpelman successfully argued a landmark Supreme Court case in 1963 that led to a ban on state-supported prayer in public schools. (The New York Times)
Christianity best for capitalism?
Supreme Court Justice finds Christianity is linked to the success of capitalism.
Supreme Court Takes Step Toward Hearing Abortion Case
A law that restricted the use of abortion-inducing drugs was ruled an unwanted curb on medical practice and the right to abortion. (The New York Times)
School prayer: 50 years after the ban, God and faith more present than ever
A three-part cover story on the state of school prayer. (
Supreme Court ruling 50 years ago set modern course for religion in public schools
Despite a popular perception that the 8-1 decision ripped religion out of public schools by banning the ceremonial reading of Bible verses, prominent First Amendment scholars and educators say Abington v. Schempp marked a rare consensus among conservative and liberal justices that actually provided a framework for allowing religion into the public school curriculum. (Deseret News)
The Supreme Court Revisits a Religious Lemon
In Town of Greece case, the justices will presumably consider whether to link legislative prayer with the main body of church-state law. (WSJ)
Top Story August 22, 2014
How the Hamas-Israeli Conflict Looks to Gaza’s Christians
How the Hamas-Israeli Conflict Looks to Gaza’s Christians
Baptist pastor Hanna Massad speaks openly about what he sees happening as he helps to shelter Gaza’s Christians and others during the current conflict.
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