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Long antagonistic to a wide spectrum of religious faiths, the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan passed new regulations that critics are calling a blow to religious freedom. The Kazakh house of parliament approved the bill Thursday. Backers say it will help combat religious extremism. […]

Saying “God bless you” when a classmate sneezed got an unnamed student a reduced grade at William C. Wood High School in Vacaville, Calif. this week.    Blessing sneezers is particularly annoying to heatlth teacher Steve Cuckovich, who told KTXL […]

Cafe owner Jamie Murray says British police have given a partial apology for telling him that his displaying Bible verses on a TV screen was a breach of public order. Police questioned the café owner Tuesday at the peak of the […]

From Jordan Sekulow’s blog Religious Right Now at The Washington Post’s “On Faith”: Just days after Iran released two Americans accused of spying, an Iranian court has upheld the apostasy conviction and executionsentence of Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. Pastor Youcef will be […]

British police are claiming they did nothing wrong when they questioned a cafe owner for almost an hour until he turned off a video displaying Bible verses. Jamie Murray, owner of the Salt and Light Cafe in Blackpool, 240 miles northwest of […]

The football coaches at Westmoreland Middle School in Sumner County, Tenn., got into trouble for bowing their heads during a student-led prayer before a recent game. According to local NBC affiliate WSMV, the unnamed coaches didn’t say anything aloud themselves, but bowed their […]

A Christian high school student has been punished by his school this week for saying he believes “being a homosexual is wrong.” Student Suspended for Saying Gay Is Wrong: MyFoxDFW.com Fort Worth 14-year-old Dakota Ary was sent to the principal’s […]

Declaring one’s Christianity has become a sign of cultural rebellion in these politically correct times, writes Anthony Bradley in World magazine. “The most radical, counter-cultural, rebellious thing a young adult can do in America today is join a Christian church […]

Technology is defying censorship in Syria as rebels mock their tenacious dictator on YouTube and summon crowds into the streets using Twitter, Facebook and other local social media. On YouTube, an Arabic-language cartoon shows Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad picking up the phone […]

  by Jordan Sekulow Special to Beliefnet When interfaith prayer is too controversial[1] for a memorial service in New York, it’s worth asking: how has America’s treatment of public religion changed? “Hundreds and thousands of families turned to God more […]

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