The United States Army will now allow soldiers to wear turbans, hijabs, and other religious markers, according to a new policy issued last week.
The new uniform regulations come after years of petitions from Sikhs, whose religious beliefs mandate them to grow their hair long and keep their heads covered with a turban. Army grooming standards compelling men to be clean-shaven particularly restricted Sikh men from enlisting, because to do so would require them violate the precepts of their faith. Read more about U.S. Army to Permit Religious Turbans, Beards, and Hijabs
Last week, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic presidential nomination during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Clinton is the first woman to receive the presidential nomination for a major party in the United States. Pundits have described this year’s election as particularly momentous for women’s rights in America, but the Democratic Party’s move toward gender parity is just one way in which they attempted to emphasize diversity and inclusion throughout last week’s Convention. Read more about Progressive Religion at the Democratic National Convention
Last week, politicians, pundits, pastors, and protestors gathered in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention.
The Convention’s purpose is to allow the Republican Party to nominate an official candidate for the upcoming presidential election. Because Donald Trump was the presumptive nominee, the event’s speakers focused heavily on the personage of Trump himself, who accepted the official nomination Thursday. Read more about Religious Voices of the Republican National Convention