Religious Diversity News

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Atheists May Receive Civil Rights Protections in Portland, Oregon 

Portland has a large population who identify as being religiously unaffiliated. The city of Currently, the city law doesn’t have special protections in place for people who are non-adherents to religion, but a proposed ordinance could lead to such a change. Specifically, the proposed ordinance would add atheists to a protected class list that already […]

Source: Atheists May Receive Civil Rights Protections in Portland, Oregon – World Religion News

Sporty hijabs help Muslim girls keep up pace in athletics

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Muslim student athletes at one U.S. high school no longer have to be slowed down by worries that their headscarves might fall off.

Deering High School in Portland, Maine, is providing sport hijabs with the goal of making Muslim girls comfortable — and boosting their participation in sports. The lightweight scarves stay put and are less bulky than other hijabs, garments that cover the hair and are worn by many Muslim women to express their faith.

Source: Sporty hijabs help Muslim girls keep up pace in athletics