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  Discrimination - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Religious Discrimination is the act of not associating with a group of people belonging to a particular faith or giving them special treatment.
An example of religious discrimination by the state is non-Muslims being discriminated against in the few remaining Islamic theocratic states.
Age Discrimination is discrimination against a person or group on the grounds of age.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Discrimination   (1657 words)

  
 Religious discrimination - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Religious discrimination is valuing a person or group lower because of their religion, or treating someone differently because of what they do or don't believe.
While many religious and secular authorities nowadays tend to stress that religion is something personal, the highly social nature of most religions makes conflicts between religious groups, and thus discrimination, still very probable.
In (Western) societies before about 1800, religious discrimination was very standard.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Religious_discrimination   (133 words)

  
 National Religious Discrimination laws, regulations, analysis, news, and tools
For example, it is unlawful to discriminate against a Christian because he or she is married to a Muslim.
Religious discrimination also includes discrimination against an individual because he or she is an atheist.
Most state employment laws also prohibit discrimination based on religion and provide exemptions for religious organizations in hiring for jobs in which the practice or belief in the specific religion is a legitimate, job-related requirement, and the work involved is connected to religious activities.
hr.blr.com /topic.cfm/topic/143/state/155/tab2/9999/sort/category   (3010 words)

  
 Religious discrimination in state constitutions
Indeed, it was largely to escape religious test oaths and declarations that a great many of the early colonists left Europe and came here hoping to worship in their own way.
It soon developed, however, that many of those who had fled to escape religious test oaths turned out to be perfectly willing, when they had the power to do so, to force dissenters from their faith to take test oaths in conformity with that faith.
The full ruling is well worth reading, It describes the religiously oppressive culture in some of the early colonies, and the vital importance of the separation of church and state in a religiously diverse country.
www.religioustolerance.org /texas.htm   (2086 words)

  
 Categories and Cultures in Religious Discrimination
Though the appeals court ruled that there was impermissible religious discrimination against the Hasidic Jews who were the plaintiffs in the case, it is unclear whether Jewish religion was actually the target of the discrimination, or whether the target was instead Hasidic culture, with its insular, distinctive, and seemingly anachronistic social mores.
Religious discrimination in the constitutional context thus leads to the unpleasant investigation of what is going on in the discriminator's mind -- whether religion or culture is the object of discrimination -- in addition to the unpleasant task of having to draw the religion/culture line to begin with.
Religious discrimination appears to be less a matter of what the Free Exercise clause yields than a question of whether basic rules of fairness have been broken.
www.metatronics.net /lit/airmont.html   (7211 words)

  
 Religious Discrimination Definition
Religious discrimination, like other forms of discrimination, can take place in many ways.
Religious jokes and slurs are no different than ethnic, racial, or sexist jokes.
This is the failure to consider the religious or worship needs of all individuals in the unit.
www.jackowitch.com /religiousdiscrimination.html   (297 words)

  
 What rights should religious employees have? By Richard Thompson Ford
Religious employees forced to decide whether to honor a religious belief or stay at a job face a difficult choice, to be sure.
But religious mandates aren't always etched in stone, and some religious beliefs are hard to distinguish from more earthly ideological commitments—which, of course, employees must set aside when they conflict with work.
Pharmacists with religious objections to contraception say they should have a right to refuse to fill birth-control prescriptions, and police officers have argued that religious liberty entitles them to refuse to protect abortion clinics.
www.slate.com /id/2120789   (1308 words)

  
 Facts About Religious Discrimination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of l964 prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals because of their religion in hiring, firing, and other terms and conditions of employment.
An employee whose religious practices prohibit payment of union dues to a labor organization cannot be required to pay the dues, but may pay an equal sum to a charitable organization.
Employers must accommodate any employee who gives notice that these programs are inconsistent with the employee's religious beliefs, whether or not the employer believes there is a religious basis for the employee's objection.
www.eeoc.gov /facts/fs-relig.html   (248 words)

  
 Tanenbaum | Programs | Religious Diversity in the Workplace | Survey 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Religious bias is a reality of the workplace and of strong concern to the workforce.
When asked about specific behaviors that are discriminatory in nature, 66% of all respondents reported that, although it may not have been directed at them, some form of religious bias or discrimination occurred in their workplace.
One in five (20%) respondents either experienced discrimination themselves or knew of a coworker who experienced discrimination on the job as a result of religious prejudice.
www.tanenbaum.org /programs/diversity/survey1.aspx   (643 words)

  
 Employees and Religious Discrimination at Work: Legal Issues, the law, remedies and damages
The events of September 11, 2001, once again brought the issue of religious discrimination, as well as national origin discrimination, to the attention of the public, lawmakers, employers and employees.
Furthermore, one cannot be discriminated against on the basis of association with persons of some religion, whether that association be through marriage, friendship, ethnic organizations or groups, or churches and schools.
An employee whose religious beliefs prohibit the payment of union dues cannot be required to pay the dues but may pay an equivalent amount to a charitable organization.
www.tennesseeemploymentlawcenter.com /religious_discrimination.html   (993 words)

  
 Religious Discrimination
Employees cannot be forced to participate -- or not participate -- in a religious activity as a condition of employment.
A reasonable religious accommodation is any adjustment to the work environment that will allow the employee to practice his religion.
It is also unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate based on religion or for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation under Title VII.
www.eeoc.gov /types/religion.html   (482 words)

  
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ADL has consistently raised concerns about the need for essential safeguards when taxpayer funds are used for programs run by religious organizations in order to protect both the organizations and those who use their services.
Unfortunately, the Boehner religious discrimination amendment was approved by a vote of 220-196 on September 22.
The push for the right to discriminate on the basis of religion is not coming from the religious community.
www.adl.org /civil_rights/boehner_amend.asp   (733 words)

  
 EOC Religious Discrimination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Employers may not discriminate against individuals because of their religion in hiring, firing and other terms and conditions of employment.
Employees from the religious groups with the greatest numbers tend to forget that a minority of others may have differing beliefs.
On public property, if a religious symbol is privately paid for and if the government allows equal access for expression of all ideas on that property, the display is probably constitutional.
www.wwu.edu /depts/eoc/ReligiousDiscrimination.html   (670 words)

  
 Religious Discrimination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Harassment based on religious principals can take many forms; however, there are two general categories of religious discrimination: a) coercion of participation or non-participation in religious activities; and b) hostile environment.
As with sexual or racial harassment, whether a person’s environment is hostile for the purposes of religious discrimination depends on the totality of the circumstances, including the frequency and severity of the harassing conduct, whether the conduct is physically threatening or humiliating, and whether the conduct unreasonably interferes with academic or employment performance.
The key question is whether, on balance, the harassing conduct is sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of the environment and create an abusive environment, when judged both objectively (using the reasonable person standard) and subjectively (from the actual perspective of the affected individual).
www.provost.uiuc.edu /campusconduct/religion.html   (391 words)

  
 ACLU Targets Religious Discounts as Religious Discrimination
We are writing to apprise you of several complaints we have received regarding what appears to be a common practice that we consider religious discrimination in violation of Utah’s non-discrimination law.
We are writing to apprise you that we have received complaints about a practice that we consider to be religious discrimination in violation of Utah’s non-discrimination law by restaurants that may be members of your association.
We hope that you will notify your membership that the practice of offering missionary or LDS discounts discriminates against patrons on the basis of their religion and leaves the proprietors open to civil rights lawsuits for damages and investigation by the Utah Attorney General’s office.
www.acluutah.org /pr090501.htm   (1016 words)

  
 Religious discrimination doesn't just happen in France. By Avi Schick
And the stereotyping of religious employees is "religious profiling," which, like its discredited cousin, is a self-fulfilling process that leads to a bigoted result.
For several years, religious groups have been advocating legislation that would incorporate the ADA's broader definition of "reasonable accommodation" and narrower interpretation of "undue hardship" into legislation protecting the rights of religious employees.
Accommodation of religiously inspired conduct is a token of respect for, and a beacon of welcome to, those whose beliefs differ from the majority's.
www.slate.com /id/2093315   (1312 words)

  
 Religious discrimination - what the CRE can and can't do   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This page describes the four main types of racial discrimination - direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisationRacial harassment, abuse and violence You are protected by the Race Relations Act if you have been abused or harassed on racial grounds in any of the situations covered by the Race Relations Act.
A person claiming that they have been discriminated against on grounds of religion or belief may commence proceedings either in an Employment Tribunal or a County Court depending on who the claim is against.
in a case of multiple discrimination, if one element is unlawful racial discrimination, and the CRE is on that account involved in the case.
www.cre.gov.uk /legal/rights_religion.html   (640 words)

  
 Douglas W. Kmiec on Locke v. Davey on National Review Online
That the Court's opinion excludes religious believers, notwithstanding the Constitution's express guarantee of the free exercise of religion is surely ironic given that it has so recently and so casually manufactured constitutional protections for those who wish to engage in homosexual sodomy or display virtual pornography on the Internet.
That a public law in 2004 discriminates on its face against religious believers is extraordinary enough.
This is obvious since including religious students on evenhanded terms with everyone else could not reasonably be construed as an establishment of a church or an endorsement of a student's particular faith choice.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/kmiec200403010909.asp   (548 words)

  
 LA Times: Justice Unit Puts Its Focus on Faith
Defending the right of an employer using public funds to discriminate is one of the more provocative steps taken by a little-known arm of the civil rights division and its special counsel for religious discrimination.
Judging from the cases and investigations the religious unit has launched, the new mission of the Justice Department is overwhelmingly focused on protecting the rights of religious organizations.
The department's position in the case — that religious groups should be able to hire or fire people based on their religious views, even when administering publicly funded programs — is a cornerstone of President Bush's faith-based initiative.
www.refuseandresist.org /culture/art.php?aid=1788   (2177 words)

  
 Religious Discrimination in Western Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Religious minorities are treated better in West Europe than in many other regions of the world, and civil liberties in general are respected and nourished by those nations.
To discrimate religious beliefs, or to discredit one or another form of religious practice is a form of exclusion contrary to the respect of fundamental human values and will eventually destabilize society, where a certain pluralism of thought and action should exist, as well as a benevolent and brotherly attitude.''
The government is providing for the eradication of a religious group based on actions unrelated to the dealings of the group itself: the law penalizes the organization for its beliefs, along with the actions of one individual leader, who can be named such by the decision of the court.
commdocs.house.gov /committees/intlrel/hfa73775.000/hfa73775_0.HTM   (16763 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Politics | Q&A: Religious hatred law
There are already Europe-wide regulations banning religious discrimination in the workplace, while the Human Rights Act incorporated the concept of religious freedom into British law.
This was at the heart of the criticisms of the Racial and Religious Hatred Bill.
Those opposed to the law argue that it would be impossible to say X or Y religion damages British society because, in doing so, they may be accused of inciting hatred.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/3873323.stm   (605 words)

  
 Religious Laws
Prayer and other religious speech: (Praying, moment of silence, position of political parties, misunderstandings about school prayer, prayers at sports events, prayers at graduation, teaching about religion, renting school facilities, student clothing, student freedom of speech, etc)
Religious symbols in state and municipal displays, crests, mottos, logos, etc.
Religious policy of the incoming U.S. President and Congress, 2000 to 2003
www.religioustolerance.org /lawmenu.htm   (394 words)

  
 Employers attempt to balance work and religion | csmonitor.com
Complaints alleging religious discrimination have risen 75 percent in the past decade.
A typical religious accommodation charge involves an employee seeking to swap shifts with another employee to attend a Sabbath observance, explains Ms.
Changing immigration patterns are boosting the number of people from parts of the world with less familiar religious beliefs and practices, she says.
www.csmonitor.com /2004/0412/p14s01-wmgn.html   (944 words)

  
 FIRE - Religious Discrimination at William Paterson?
The university’s actions are a direct assault on Daniel’s religious beliefs, but that does not necessarily mean that those actions violate policies that prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion.
Now, these prohibitions are more often used to protect individuals from the religious and to actually prevent religious organizations from maintaining their religious character.
For example, universities consider it “religious discrimination” when Christian organizations wish to remain Christian or Muslim organizations wish to remain Muslim.
www.thefire.org /index.php/article/6202.html   (375 words)

  
 The Coalition Against Religious Discrimination
We, the undersigned religious, civil rights, labor, education, health and advocacy organizations are writing to urge you to oppose the Amendment or any attempt to expand the 1996 TANF "Charitable Choice" provisions during the welfare reauthorization debate.
Government-Funded Employment Discrimination - the 1996 provisions explicitly permit religious organizations to discriminate on the basis of religion or religious beliefs in hiring for government programs and taxpayer-funded positions.
These provisions are an attack on fundamental civil rights, religious liberty and the ability of state and local government to enforce their laws.
www.americanhumanist.org /press/coalitionreligious.html   (471 words)

  
 Religious Discrimination/Vilification In Australia
Yesterday Festival of Light held a briefing for pastors about the SA government proposal to introduce a law against religious discrimination and vilification.
Such a law could later have a devastating impact on our religious freedom, and the time allowed for submissions is very short - they must be in by 31 July.
A law against religious discrimination would take away the freedom of association of Christians - but not that of politicians.
jmm.aaa.net.au /articles/1345.htm   (797 words)

  
 People For the American Way - Government-Funded Religious Discrimination in Head Start Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
When Head Start programs operated by faith-based organizations discriminate on the basis of religion in hiring for government-funded positions, the government becomes associated with promotion of a religious mission in a manner that the Establishment Clause was designed to prevent.
Allowing religious discrimination in Head Start programs is controversial -- and will undoubtedly divide legislators as efforts to reauthorize the program move forward.
The religious background of the staff and faculty of a Head Start program are irrelevant – since faith-based providers are not allowed to teach religion with federal funds anyway.
www.pfaw.org /pfaw/general/default.aspx?oid=19528   (1479 words)

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