A California school board has enlisted a Christian law firm to appeal a judge’s order banning the board’s members from praying and reading the Bible during public meetings.
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A reader’s guide to the Jehovah’s Witnesses child sex abuse scandal
Here’s a quick rundown of the major findings from our running investigation into the religion’s efforts to hide child sex abuse.
The religious freedom loophole
In this episode of Reveal, we explore the tricky territory of religious freedom and how different groups have exploited this loophole across the U.S.
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Judge tells school board to stop proselytizing and praying
The Chino Valley school board’s meetings featured calls to “find Jesus” and convert members of the public.
Jehovah’s Witnesses shield child sex abusers from police, report says
Jehovah’s Witnesses policies allow child sexual abusers to operate within their congregations without fear that they will be reported to police, according to a new report published by the Australian government.
Modern-day witch trials: Law enforcement target Mexican folk religion
Santa Muerte, the goddess of death, is worshipped by millions of Mexican Catholics. But law enforcement agencies are going after believers, claiming that there is a link between the popular folk religion and the narcotics trade.
Internal struggles at US mosques seep into secular courts
Historically, the Muslim American community has kept its disputes private. But as the number of mosques increases and Muslims integrate with mainstream America, conflicts are seeping into secular courts from California to Texas and Florida.
Embattled school board under fire again after leader’s divisive rant
Hundreds of parents are calling for the resignation of the vice president of a Southern California school board, which already has drawn a lawsuit over proselytizing from the dais, after he railed against gay marriage, adoptions by gay couples and immigration during a public meeting.
5 hardships faced by victims of Jehovah’s Witnesses sexual abuse
The Jehovah’s Witnesses leadership has created a secretive system to conceal allegations of sexual abuse within its congregations. Reveal’s investigat
Oklahoma man wants to bring satanic church’s teachings to schools
The self-styled leader of an Oklahoma satanic church hopes to educate the community about his beliefs after the state attorney general showed his support for the distribution of religious material in public schools.