Religion

A prominent member of the Jacksonville community, who is the former chair of the Council on American Islamic Relations, is speaking out about an alleged plot to attack the The Islamic Center of North East Florida.

Ban On Aid To Religious Groups Could Be Removed

Nov 30, 2017

A ban on state support for religious groups would be removed from the Florida Constitution under a proposal approved Wednesday by a Constitution Revision Commission panel.

Rachel Iacovone

It’s Oct. 11, which means it’s National Coming Out Day. The holiday was first created by the LGBT civil rights activist group the Human Rights Campaign, or HRC, nearly three decades ago.

When it began, it was in the midst of the AIDS crisis, which was largely associated with gay men in the 1980s. Since then, the spread of HIV and AIDS is much better understood, and the LGBT community, as a whole, has made several strides.

Senate Bill Filed On Guns At Religious Institutions

Sep 14, 2017

Floridians with concealed-weapons licenses would be allowed to pack heat while at private schools on the properties of religious institutions, under a proposal filed Wednesday by Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland.

Religious Expression Law Goes Into Effect July 1st

Jun 30, 2017

A multitude of bills goes into effect Saturday, including one that is protecting the religious expression of public school students. 

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