Lebron James’ Voting Rights Group Will Help Cover Your Lyft Ride to Vote in Harris County, Texas | RELEVANT

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is facing two voting rights lawsuits over an order allowing Texas counties to provide no more than one drop-off location for voters with absentee ballots. The last-minute law is part of an enormous controversy in the U.S. about the security of mail-in voting, the reliability of the U.S. Postal Service and... Read more

Virginia Pregnancy Center, Churches, Private Schools Sue State over New LGBT Employment Rights Law

Virginia Pregnancy Center, Churches, Private Schools Sue State over New LGBT Employment Rights Law A pregnancy center, a group of churches and private schools in Virginia are suing the state over a law that says employers cannot discriminate on hiring based on gender identity and sexual orientation.According to The Christian Post, Calvary Road Baptist Church... Read more

Pro-Choice Groups Blast Trump for Protecting Babies Who Survive Abortion: ‘Attack on Women’s Rights’

Pro-Choice Groups Blast Trump for Protecting Babies Who Survive Abortion: 'Attack on Women's Rights' Two major pro-choice groups and a prominent Democratic representative are criticizing President Trumps executive order that requires medical personnel to protect babies who survive an abortion.Trump issued the executive order on Friday, two days after he told a Catholic group he... Read more

Moviegoers should boycott Disney’s Mulan, says Christian human rights campaigner

(Photo: Disney)A leading Christian human rights campaigner has said "moviegoers with a conscience" should think twice about seeing the new Disney production of Mulan.  Writing in the Hong Kong Free Press, Benedict Rogers called on people to boycott the movie, saying that it was "so knee-deep in collusion with the Chinese regime that it is... Read more

What the U.S. civil rights fight and Deaf history have in common – Mission Network News

USA (MNN) — Police brutality and civil rights issues sparked mass protests in June following George Floyds death. Demonstrations quickly spread nationwide throughout the summer, and they continue in cities like Portland to this day. The current unrest springs from Black communities anger, sorrow, and frustration. According to a Gallup poll released yesterday, more than... Read more

SAT-7 programs promote womens rights in the MENA region – Mission Network News

MENA (MNN) SAT-7 shows likeTurning Point and Needle and New Thread look to provide women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions with hope and support. Fighting for Change Women continue to fight for equal rights and opportunities in the MENA region, and though progress has been made in some areas, many policies,... Read more

Equality body changes advice on transgender rights

(Photo: Pexels/Sharon McCutcheon)The equality watchdog has agreed to change advice relating to transgender rights after being challenged by a campaign group.   Ann Sinnott, director of the Authentic Equity Alliance, said that the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) had issued mistaken advice to public bodies and businesses on trans access to single-sex spaces like toilets,... Read more

JK Rowling returns human rights award over trans criticism

"No award or honour, no matter my admiration for the person for whom it was named, means so much to me that I would forfeit the right to follow the dictates of my own conscience," Rowling said.(Photo: Reuters)JK Rowling has returned a prestigious human rights award after being criticised for her defence of women's rights... Read more

Texas Judge Gives Mom Who Wants to Transition Her Son’s Gender Sole Rights

Texas Judge Gives Mom Who Wants to Transition Her Son's Gender Sole Rights A Dallas judge ruled last week that a mother of an 8-year-old boy may solely decide to allow her child to transition from a boy to a girl against the fathers wishes.According to the Save James Facebook page, Judge Mary Brown ruled... Read more

John Lewis and CT Vivian belonged to a long tradition of religious leaders in the civil rights struggle

(Photo: Unsplash/James Eades) Vivian, an early adviser to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., died July 17 at the age of 95. News of his passing was followed just hours later by that of Lewis, 80, an ordained Baptist minister and towering figure in the civil rights struggle. That both men were people of the... Read more

Representative John Lewis, Civil Rights Activist, Succumbs to Cancer

Representative John Lewis, Civil Rights Activist, Succumbs to Cancer Tributes and honors are being paid to the late Rep. John Lewis, the civil rights icon who died last week.According to CNN, the House of Representatives will have a moment of silence for Lewis Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement."He was... Read more

Rev. C.T. Vivian, Longtime Civil Rights Activist, Dies at 95

Rev. C.T. Vivian, Longtime Civil Rights Activist, Dies at 95 (RNS) The Rev. C.T. Vivian, a minister and advocate for civil rights who worked with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., died Friday (July 17) in Atlanta.Cordy Tindell C.T. Vivian was 95. His daughter, Denise Morse, confirmed his death, describing him to Atlanta... Read more

Civil Rights Icon Rev. C.T. Vivian Has Passed Away | RELEVANT Magazine

The legendary Reverend C.T. Vivian a Civil Rights icon who worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and led the Southern Christian Leadership Conference organization he co-founded has passed away. He was 95 years old. Over the last 60 years, Vivian’s work towards creating a more just, equitable society for Black people is almost... Read more

Over 1,200 Christians killed in Nigeria in first half of 2020 – human rights group

The Cathedral Church of Christ in Lagos, south Nigeria, where Christians are relatively free to worship without fear, unlike in the northern regions where they have been killed in large numbers.(Photo: Unsplash/Temitayo Aina)Over 1,200 Christians were slaughtered in Nigeria in the first six months of 2020, according to a human rights group based there. The... Read more

Sudan gets rid of blasphemy law, advances other human rights causes – Mission Network News

Sudan (MNN) — A new dawn has come for religious freedom and human rights in Sudan. The government passed several lawsthat got rid of the countrys apostasy law, allow non-Muslims to drink alcohol, and criminalize female genital mutilation. The laws repeal other oppressive systems as well. Women no longer need the permission of a husband... Read more

New Law in Iran Threatens More Arrests of Christians, Rights Advocates Say

New Law in Iran Threatens More Arrests of Christians, Rights Advocates Say June 30, 2020 (Morning Star News) Legislation passed by parliament in Iran could make it easier to arrest and imprison Christians and other religious minorities, rights advocates said.Under amendments to articles 499 and 500 of the Islamic Penal Code, those found... Read more

JK Rowling’s agency refuses to bow to pressure over her stand on transgender rights

JK Rowling(Photo: Reuters)JK Rowling's agency has refused demands to issue a public statement in support of transgenderism after recent comments on the issue by the Harry Potter author.Authors Fox Fisher, Drew Davies and Ugla Stefana Kristjnudttir Jnsdttir, also known as Owl Fisher, have now quit the Blair Partnership, which represents Rowling. They said in a joint statement on Medium that... Read more

Landmark: Supreme Court Rules 1964 Civil Rights Act Protects LGBT Employees

Landmark: Supreme Court Rules 1964 Civil Rights Act Protects LGBT Employees In a landmark decision for the LGBT community, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled employers cannot fire someone merely for being gay or transgender under federal law.At issue was Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes it... Read more

Anthony Mackie Got Pretty Emotional While Talking to Jimmy Fallon About the History of Civil Rights | RELEVANT Magazine

On Thursday, Anthony Mackie joinedThe Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallonto talk about his new initiative I Am a Man, which encourages Americans to get out there and vote. In doing so, he talked about the difficulties of being a black dad raising two sons in the current social unrest and got choked up discussing... Read more

JK Rowling stands by comments on women’s rights after fierce backlash

Author JK Rowling(Photo: Reuters)JK Rowling is standing her ground over comments on women's rights after facing fierce criticism over her response to an article that referred to "people who menstruate".On Saturday, the Harry Potter author tweeted: "I'm sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?"Since then, she has... Read more

The State of Minnesota Is Bringing a Civil Rights Charge Against the Police Department | RELEVANT Magazine

The state of Minnesota is bringing a civil rights charge against the Minneapolis Police Department over the death of George Floyd. The video of Floyd, who died with his neck crushed under the knee of former officer Derek Chauvin, is no longer even the most recent case of a black person who suspiciously died... Read more

Desperate Christians trading faith for food in corona crisis – human rights lawyer

A policeman stands guard outside St John's Cathedral Church in Peshawar, Pakistan.ReutersSome Christians in Pakistan have been left so desperate by the coronavirus crisis that they are converting to Islam in exchange for food, a human rights lawyer has said.The lawyer, named only as Aneeqa A, a partner of ADF International, said that Christians were... Read more

Father Who Encouraged Abortion Forfeited His Parental Rights, Court Rules

Father Who Encouraged Abortion Forfeited His Parental Rights, Court Rules A Georgia father forfeited his parental rights to his biological child when he, among another things, encouraged the mother to get an abortion, the states Supreme Court ruled this week.The 6-3 decision allows a couple, Lance and Ashley Hall, to proceed with the... Read more

Puzzle: SAT-7 teaches youngsters about their rights – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] MENA (MNN) Each baby has sure rights, however not each baby is aware of it. SAT-7, a satellite tv for pc TV ministry to the Center East and North Africa, is educating kids their rights and providing one thing even higher within the love of Christ. Studying collectively on Puzzle Puzzle is a team-based... Read more

RIP Rep. Elijah Cummings, Politician and Civil Rights Advocate | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Rep. Elijah Cummings, an legal professional who served Maryland’s legislature earlier than occurring to representing the state within the U.S. Home, has handed away from well being issues at John Hopkins Hospital. He was 68 years outdated. Cummings had just lately been making headlines as head of the Home Oversight and Reform... Read more