News and Events from Rhode Island

Conservative RI Bishop on Pope Francis


In an open letter to his diocese, Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island, wrote: "In trying to accommodate the needs of the age, as Pope Francis suggests, the Church risks the danger of losing its courageous, counter-cultural, prophetic voice, on ...

RI Pride honors Steve Ahlquist, Kate Monteiro


“Steve has tirelessly covered any and all LGBT events from marriage equality testimony in the Statehouse to rallies against hate  crimes and efforts to promote transgender health,” said RI Pride of Ahlquist. “His activism is by no means limited to ...

UnitedCoR’s Executive Director talks about religious freedom and Humanist military chaplains


UnitedCoR's Executive Director, executive director of the United Coalition of Reason (United CoR), “one of the largest nontheist organizations in North America,” spoke to a combined meeting with members of the Rhode Island Atheists, the Humanists of Rhod ...

RI General Assembly still voting on marriage equality


Many who voted against same-sex marriage two years ago continue that battle today and some new legislators have joined the fight by voting against solemnization of marriage bills for same-sex couples. This means that anyone seeking these perfunctory legis ...

RI Compassionate Care Bill Held in Committee


Last week, the Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act (S0598) was heard publicly before the Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee. The committee voted unanimously to hold the bill for further study. We will continue to keep you informed of developments on this bill. - See more at:

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