Sue The Pants Off Them

Tahita Jenkins was fired from her job as a New York City bus driver when she refused to wear pants or culottes for religious reasons in May 2007. Now Jenkins is suing » 8/04/08 2:20pm 8/04/08 2:20pm NYC Transit for religious discrimination. Jenkins is a Pentecostal whose strict religious beliefs prohibits women from wearing pants. Jenkins refused…

Kara Mia

14-year-old Sarika Watkins-Singh, of Wales, has won a ruling that will allow her to wear the kara - a slim steel bracelet which a judge has ruled central to her Sikh faith - to school. Twice suspended for breaking her school's "no jewellery" rule, Sarika, of mixed Welsh and Punjabi origin, had ultimately withdrawn.… » 7/29/08 2:40pm 7/29/08 2:40pm

Robert M. Baum of the University of Missouri has been conducting research on the Diola people of (what is now) Senegal for nearly 30 years. Despite his many visits and increasing status level within the Diola communities (and his access to male religious leaders and male religious shrines), he continued to be stymied… » 6/26/08 3:40pm 6/26/08 3:40pm