We’re a little late with the round-up this week, but promise to continue our effort to bring you interesting stories from the intersection of religion and government.

  • Mayfair, Pennsylvania residents feel disappointment after renovated, historic theater fails to bring live entertainment to downtown, but will likely house Kingdom Life Christian Center, philly.com reports.
  • Objections from Islamic leaders continued in the run up to World Yoga Day on June 21, according to Mumbai’s dna.
  • According to the Global Dispatch, “the Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent letters to every member of the New York Assembly urging them to take a strong stand against private tax credit bills that ‘subsidize religiously-segregated schools.’”
  • New Jersey’s Supreme Court has ruled that municipal officials cannot vote on a zoning application for land within 200 feet of the church where they are members, the Montclair Patch reports.
  • Crawford County, Kansas and Liberty Baptist Church settle RLUIPA claims. The church agrees to add screening while the County covers some of the church’s fees, the Morning Sun reports.
  • A former Delaware State University volleyball player sues the university, claiming her former coach compelled attendance at coach’s church Sunday services, the Associated Press and ABC News reports.
  • New York Sikh student wins the right to join his college’s ROTC program without shaving his religious beard or removing his religious turban, according to Niti Central.
  • Freedom From Religion Foundation objects to sheriff delivering a church sermon while in uniform, Bay News 9 reports.