As a follow up to yesterday’s post on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, I wanted to share a little bit about military policy regarding religious freedom and the accommodation of religious practices. 1,372 more words
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The 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) establishes a legal standard attempts to balance free exercise of religion with the wider needs of society.
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(a) Government shall not substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability, except as provided in subsection (b) of this section.
African Americans comprised 13% of active duty manpower during World War I with roughly 200,000 being deployed to Europe. They served with distinction in the American Expeditionary Force and French Army, but their service and contributions are often forgotten. 553 more words
Roughly 200,000 African Americans—many of them former slaves–served as temporary “volunteers” with the Union military forces during the American Civil War. At the time, the Army segregated African Americans into units designated as the “U.S. 816 more words