Flood of amicus briefs support Hobby Lobby lawsuit at Supreme Court

Hobby-Lobby-Conestoga at Supreme Court IFRA analysis

The US Supreme Court in November agreed to hear the cases of two Christian businesses (Hobby Lobby Lawsuit and Conestoga case) that object to being required by the HHS contraceptives mandate to include what they regard as abortifacient contraceptive services in their employee health plans. Recall: churches are exempt from the mandate, and non-church religious nonprofits have been offered […]

Orinda City Council must respect religious diversity in the community

Passover Seder Plate

Orinda mayor and city council member, Amy Worth, has stated that the council will be more “mindful” of religious holidays when it plans future meetings. On March 20, 2013, this reporter wrote Worth, stating he “would appreciate the city council’s noting that its next meeting is scheduled for 4 P.M., Monday, March 25, 2013.” In […]

Advent: Preparing for His coming

Advent-celebration

Advent looks back to celebrate the coming of the Son of God in human flesh. As Advent lectionary readings show, God comes in many ways, and so Advent also looks ahead to God’s future interventions in history, and especially to his final advent at the last day.