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In certain contexts, government is permitted to make reasonable accommodations for citizens’ religious needs. Prisons may hire chaplains for inmates. The military, which often removes service members from their home communities for posting elsewhere, has an extensive network of chaplains. In these cases, government must take steps to ensure that all citizens are treated equally and that rights are respected. Military chaplains, for example, should focus on providing requested religious activities and not engage in unwanted proselytizing.

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February 2016 Church & State

In The Crosshairs

Having Lost The Battle Over Marriage Equality, The Religious Rights Aims Its Sights At The Transgender Community

January 2016 Church & State

Barrier Method?

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear New Group Of Cases That Could Further Limit Americans' Access To Reproductive Health Care

January 2016 Church & State

Bible Belt Activist

Deep In The Heart Of Dixie, Amanda Scott Fights For Church-State Separation

December 2015 Church & State

Bogus Battle

Religious Right Claims Of A ‘War On Christmas’ Are Thinner Than Cheap Wrapping Paper

December 2015 Church & State

Access Denied

Prodded By Religious Right Extremists, State Officials Are Increasingly Decimating Reproductive Care Options For Women