Category: Religious Freedom

Citing religious beliefs, electrician sues SEIU, Boston College over mandatory union dues

The plaintiff, a Muslim electrician and member of Service Employees International Union 32BJ District 615, informed the school and the union last fall that his religious beliefs conflicted with being part of the union. He requested that his dues be diverted to charity, and when no action had been taken a year later, according to the complaint, he sued.

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Religion and charitable giving plummet in US

Both charitable giving and religious beliefs have declined in the past two decades.

A report from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Vanguard Charitable found that the number of Americans donating to charity decreased from 2000 to 2016, the most recent year of available data.

In 2000, 66% of Americans gave to charity, but 16 years later, that number saw a 13-point drop and declined to 53%. That decline amounts to 20 million fewer households giving to charity.

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Science of Social Isolation and Church Groups as an Antidote

There is a troubling phenomenon in the world today, significantly noted by Harvard professor Robert D. Putnam in his Bowling Alone.
That problem is social isolation.

Putnam’s book in the year 2000 noted that while more people were bowling than ever before, fewer were joining bowling leagues. Since then, the problem of Americans failing to form communities has worsened — with consequences far worse than the decline of bowling leagues.

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Chick-fil-A needs saving in battle it’s losing from within

Moms and dads of faith have long pointed their children to Chick-fil-A with hearts full of gratitude for their adherence to a faith that causes them to close each week in honor of the Sabbath. Even people who don’t go to church admire the business for the practice. It is unusual, to say the least, when the fight to the top is often marked by greed.

Mr. Cathy and Chick-fil-A became symbols of courage at a time in America when foundational principles are increasingly under attack by leftists. When Mr. Cathy refused to buckle to political correctness and instead continued to boldly but lovingly promote the timeless principles of faith, freedom and family, Americans rallied to his cause.

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