New York's adoption of marriage for same-sex couples, the possibility of evangelicals joining with progressives to solve social justice issues and the rise of Islamophobia in the USA are among top religion headlines for June 27, 2011
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Religious leaders are urging their constitutents to help protect workers' rights as attacks on public employees' unions emerge as a major tool for balancing beleaguered state budgets.
UPDATED FEB. 25
People of faith across America were urged to stand up for workers' rights during a 30-minute telephone conference call Feb. 24 outlining religious leaders' support for ongoing protests by Wisconsin public employees. Rallies are planned across the nation for Saturday, Feb. 26.