British borough apologizes for removing bus ads promoting Franklin Graham festival


(RNS) — A British borough council and its transportation provider publicly apologized on their websites for removing bus ads promoting a 2018 event with evangelist Franklin Graham in the English seaside town of Blackpool. The apology follows a court finding that the actions of the borough council and its transportation provider “discriminated on the ground … Read more

Transgender rights, religion among cases justices could add


WASHINGTON (AP) — A closely watched voting rights dispute from Arizona is among five cases standing between the Supreme Court and its summer break. But even before the justices wrap up their work, likely later this week, they could say whether they’ll add more high-profile issues to what already promises to be a consequential term, … Read more

‘A haven for free-thinkers’: Pakistan creatives mourn loss of progressive arts space


Danial Shah turned to Sabeen Mahmud, for help with his first photo exhibition when all other organisations refused to show his work. Shah’s photographs cover political and cultural issues, such as local elections and women’s rights. Some refused to work with him on political grounds, while others did not reply at all. After a meeting … Read more