• New Jersey mayor orders Marian shrine removed from state-owned land

    New Jersey mayor orders Marian shrine removed from state-owned land

    • Aug 17, 2017

    A shrine important to the Mexican-American community in Passaic, New Jersey has been dismantled, since it is on state-owned property. The mayor said the action was taken because of of separation-of-church-and-state issues.

  • Claiming ‘sanctuary’ in the current immigration climate

    Claiming ‘sanctuary’ in the current immigration climate

    • Apr 9, 2017

    Kevin Appleby, director at the Center for Migration Studies of New York, says that ultimately, law enforcement has the right to detain and deport a person, and if they have probable cause that someone’s in the church that they need to apprehend, they can step on to its property and do so. The term “sanctuary” has to be clarified so all parties know what it can provide, and what it can’t.

  • Norway and its national church part ways

    Norway and its national church part ways

    • Jan 7, 2017

    Norway, one of Europe’s most secular nations, is changing the wording of its constitution in regards to its Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Norway. While some are satisfied with the change, some say it doesn’t go far enough, and some think it could lead to a culture war.