Posts Tagged ‘Discrimination’

Singh v. Carter

December 14, 2015

Meet Simmer Singh, an American Sikh U.S. Army Captain Simmer Singh is devout in his Sikh faith. During childhood, he wore the patka, a small turban worn by Sikh children to cover their unshorn hair. In high school, he began wearing a full turban and uncut beard—two core “articles of faith” in the Sikh religion—to Read More

Stark v. Independent School District 240 (1995-1997)

August 9, 2013

Because Plymouth Brethren object to the use of modern technology in school curriculum, school district officials have traditionally allowed them to leave the classroom whenever the teacher would use a TV, VCR, CD players, and the like. As is standard procedure, when parents—for whatever reason, religious or not—object to a particular feature of the district Read More

Town of Foxfield v. Archdiocese of Denver

October 26, 2012

In 1998 Monsignor Edward Buelt was designated the first pastor of Our Lady of Loreto parish in the Archdiocese of Denver.  The parish adapted a small separate building, intended for the rectory, for use as a chapel while preparations for building a permanent church across the street were ongoing.  At the urging of a few Read More

Amandeep Singh v. Greenburgh Central School District

Amandeep Singh, a ninth-grade honor student in New York, was reprimanded and suspended indefinitely for wearing a kirpan—a ceremonial religious item worn by members of the Sikh faith—to school. Amandeep became a baptized Sikh at age eight, requiring him, like 20 million other Sikhs worldwide, to follow the five Sikh articles of faith. The best Read More

Intermountain Fair Housing Council v. Boise Rescue Mission Ministries

February 7, 2011

What if a Christian homeless shelter were forbidden from holding a Christian chapel service? That almost happened to the Boise Rescue Mission, which has been serving the needy in Boise, Idaho, for over 50 years. The Mission serves the homeless by offering addiction recovery programs, a Veterans Ministry program, holiday meals, job searches, counseling, and Read More

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