Church in the US Archives - Crux



  • Supreme Court allows state funding in church playground case

    Supreme Court allows state funding in church playground case

    In a highly anticipated decision, the United States Supreme Court said the government cannot deny funds on purely religious grounds to organizations putting the money to non-religious use. In an amicus brief, the United States bishops’ conference warned that if the decision against the church had stood, it “would invite state officials to invoke those concerns as a pretext for penalizing religious groups whose beliefs or practices diverge from government-prescribed orthodoxy.”

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  • Circle of Protection mobilizes to change nation’s budget priorities

    Circle of Protection mobilizes to change nation’s budget priorities

    The Circle of Protection coalition released a two-page statement stressing that the country must address the national debt, but also called on Congress to “approve a budget that weighs the importance of providing for critical needs and that responsibly manages the country’s fiscal issues; but the most vulnerable should not carry the burden of solving this challenge.”

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  • Judge blocks deportation of Chaldeans and other Iraqis

    Judge blocks deportation of Chaldeans and other Iraqis

    Clarence Dass, an attorney representing many Iraqi Christians the U.S. government wants deported deported, said he was “ecstatic” over a court decision delaying the order. “When your life is on the line, each day is a victory. And in this case, 14 days,” Dass said. “We now have the breathing room to ensure that every individual detained has the proper motions filed and, ultimately, a chance to be heard. The work continues.”

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