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Biden administration finalises rule on religious liberty protections

United States RNS Nine agencies of the Biden administration have finalised a new rule that officials say will improve religious freedom by protecting the rights of beneficiaries of social services funded by the government. In particular, the rule will affect those receiving help from the many social service providers that are faith-based and will ensure […]

Evangelicals’ White House meetings illegal, church-state watchdog says

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RNS A church-state watchdog is demanding a halt to meetings between the Trump administration and an informal group of evangelical advisers who have proved to be among the President’s staunchest supporters. Americans United for Separation of Church and State said the group is violating the Federal Advisory Committee Act, a 1972 law that provides transparency […]

US campaign to blitz the country with ‘In God We Trust’ laws takes root

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RNS As the summer heat waxes and state legislative sessions wane, the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation has scored a few small but significant victories. This year, five state legislatures passed laws mandating that every public school prominently display the US motto, “In God We Trust.” The addition of Arkansas, which passed such a law in […]