May 11, 2021“Gregg Tucker’s case illustrates a frightening trend: Religious employers are urging courts to adopt an ever-broader interpretation of the ministerial exception. They want it applied not just to clergy and some private-school educators with significant religious duties, but to all employees at religious organizations,” said AU Litigation Counsel Bradley Girard.
Apr 21, 2021“We applaud the House for passing the NO BAN Act today. The NO BAN Act is an unequivocal response to the Muslim and African Bans instituted by the Trump administration. The Muslim Ban violated the fundamental promise of religious freedom for all. The NO BAN Act will ensure that no one is denied entry to the United States based on their religion or nationality."
Apr 20, 2021“Today a jury held Derek Chauvin accountable for the murder of George Floyd. We know this conviction is not even close to the end of the continued fight for justice. The larger injustice is the systemic racism that continues to infect every facet of our society. As an organization dedicated to freedom, democracy and equality, we join in solidarity with those fighting for racial justice. And we send our profound sympathies to the family and friends of George Floyd and many others who have unjustly died at the hands of the police. This verdict marks a small step in a long road to systemic change, accountability and healing.”
Apr 10, 2021“The ultra-conservative majority of the U.S. Supreme Court continues to redefine the constitutional promise of religious freedom for all as religious privilege for a select few. By once again undermining science-based public health orders meant to limit the spread of a deadly virus, the court is prioritizing the religious practices of a few over the health and safety of entire communities," said AU CEO Rachel Laser.
Mar 18, 2021“Public schools must provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, regardless of their religious beliefs. That includes ensuring that student athletes don’t feel compelled to pray or participate in religious activities to secure their place on a team," said Richard B. Katskee, AU Vice President and Legal Director.