Local Mayor Craig Kavanagh defended the approval, saying: "Just because we voted yes doesn't mean we're racist."
"While we ... protect our communities, it is also important to protect that fundamental Constitutional right, religious liberty," Dolan wrote.
Alito's primary theme was the restrictions on constitutionally guaranteed freedoms—especially of religion, assembly and speech—that have intensified during the pandemic.
Now more than ever, we need as many highly successful adoption and foster care providers caring for children as possible—providers like CSS. Yet Philadelphia wants to end all those benefits. How does that help kids?
"Today's proposed rule helps to ensure the civil rights of religious employers are protected," the acting Labor Secretary said.
Pence, undeterred by the controversy surrounding his appearance, spoke broadly about the importance of freedom of religion.
If Jewish tradition holds that life begins at birth and Islam says it begins at the fourth month of gestation, does the ban impose on religious liberty?
China outlined how they uphold religious freedom on Tuesday while the Bible was pulled from online retailers.
The Health and Human Services Department announced the creation of a division to enforce protections for religious health care workers, but activists worry that it could lead workers to opt out of helping LGBT patients and those seeking abortions.
The State Department redesignated 10 nations as "countries of particular concern" under the International Religious Freedom Act.
The bill would roll back the Johnson Amendment, a 1950s-era law that prohibits houses of worship from engaging in political campaigns on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate.
Only 26 percent could name all three branches of the government.
The detention of Dennis Christensen is the first since Russia's Supreme Court upheld a ban on Jehovah's Witnesses nationwide.
Even though an appeal has yet to be heard, an order banning Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia has already had a significant impact.
Satanic Church members are marking their one-year anniversary as an officially recognized religion in Russia while Jehovah's witness branches have been eliminated.
Trump took aim at a long-standing statutory barrier between politics and religion called the Johnson Amendment.
Despite what evangelicals say, God's OK with you selling baked goods to a gay couple.
Title IX's inclusion of transgender and gay rights on campus has Christian universities controversially requesting exemptions on the basis of religious freedom.
Russia has ordered Crimea's religious groups to register with Moscow or lose their legal status.
Its new home is on the grounds of an Oklahoma conservative think tank.
Puritans, Anglicans, Jews, Baptists and Quakers lived side by side, proving that diversity works.
With 70 percent misidentifying turban-wearing Sikhs, it is important to learn about Sikhism.