Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- A federal judge has ruled that Virginia prisons must allow members of an offshoot of the Nation of Islam to practice their faith; prison officials had characterized the group as a gang.
- Washington’s National Cathedral will remove stained glass windows honoring Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
- In two separate lawsuits filed in Michigan, Jewish and Muslim patrons of major restaurant chains alleged that they were incorrectly served food containing pork.
- A Pennsylvania township sued by the Justice Department for refusing to grant a zoning variance to a Muslim community seeking to build a mosque has settled the case and will grant the variance, although the town’s attorney said the settlement was motivated by the costs of continuing the litigation.
- Several Texas churches damaged by Hurricane Harvey are challenging FEMA’s policy of not allowing building owners who use their buildings for both religious and secular purposes to apply for aid.