(RNS) — 'It’s a pretty common belief here in the South that Catholics are not Christian,' said Aimee Maddonna, who sued the federal and state government for allowing Miracle Hill Ministries to discriminate against non-Protestants.
For most people, going to a beauty salon and getting a haircut is routine. But for Muslim women in Massachusetts who cover their hair for religious reasons, it can be a real challenge. At a traditional hair salon, they risk men seeing them without their headscarves on.
But that is now changing. Massachusetts’ first salon and spa established specifically for Muslim women opened on Monday.
Shamso Ahmed is the woman behind the new business. She says she’s been dreaming about this since she was a young girl.
At the age of 10, Shamso Ahmed fled the civil war in Somalia and arrived in Boston... Read more about Massachusetts Gets Its First Hair Salon Designed For Muslim Women
The Council on American-Islamic Relations recently held its annual Interfaith Jummah Prayer event at the state Capitol.
The event, also billed as a "Day of Prayer for Our Legislators," included guest speakers from the interfaith...
Portland has a large population who identify as being religiously unaffiliated. The city of Currently, the city law doesn’t have special protections in place for people who are non-adherents to religion, but a proposed ordinance could lead to such a change. Specifically, the proposed ordinance would add atheists to a protected class list that already […]