Fortnight for Freedom

Amid religious freedom concerns, relief over Indiana bill's failure

Feb 8, 2016 - 10:23 pm .- An Indiana anti-discrimination bill failed in the state senate because it would have proved disastrous for religious freedom, one legal expert has said.

How one Catholic college teaches students to deal with threats to religious liberty

Feb 4, 2016 - 07:04 am .- The future of religious freedom in the United States will one day be in the care of today’s college students, so one Catholic college is working to equip them for that struggle.

This LGBT advocate changed his mind about Christian bakers

Feb 3, 2016 - 10:47 pm .- Peter Tatchell is a passionate human rights campaigner who outwardly voices his support of same-sex marriage and LGBT issues.

Could it soon be illegal for doctors to believe in male and female?

Feb 3, 2016 - 10:44 am .- A current proposal by a federal agency has raised concerns that doctors may be punished for believing that there are only two genders, rooted in biological sex.  

New scorecard to track Congress' action on global religious freedom

Feb 3, 2016 - 01:56 am .- Religious liberty advocates hope a new congressional scorecard will embolden members of Congress to promote freedom for embattled religious minorities worldwide.

In Canada, a bishop protests gender ideology mandate for Alberta schools

Jan 29, 2016 - 01:03 pm .- “Totalitarianism.” That was the word the Bishop of Calgary used to describe the Alberta government’s new mandatory gender guidelines.

Scrap tires and pea gravel – Supreme Court to hear religious discrimination claim

Jan 21, 2016 - 09:46 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will review a case about a Missouri Christian pre-school which was prohibited from participating in the state’s scrap tire program because it is run by a church.

Relief, gratitude as Christian pastor freed from Iranian prison

Jan 18, 2016 - 06:30 pm .- Religious freedom advocates voiced gratitude and joy at the release of Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen who had been held in an Iranian prison since 2012.

Indiana bill seeks to clarify religious freedom protection

Jan 16, 2016 - 11:54 pm .- A proposed law in Indiana would replace the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act with language that its advocates say is clearer in protecting religious liberty and certain other rights.

What makes someone religious? Tax forms, apparently

Jan 12, 2016 - 10:41 pm .- Since its first introduction, the federal contraception mandate has drawn controversy, with hundreds of employers saying it forces them to violate their sincerely-held religious beliefs.   

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