Fortnight for Freedom

Concerns over religious freedom help sink LGBT bills

May 27, 2016 - 12:46 pm .- Religious liberty was among the primary concerns that ultimately defeated controversial legislation aimed at enforcing an LGBT executive order twice this week.

Supreme Court sends more mandate cases back to lower circuits

May 24, 2016 - 11:30 pm .- After sending the Little Sisters’ HHS mandate case back to the circuit courts on May 16, the Supreme Court voided two more mandate cases with Catholic plaintiffs on Monday.

A bizarre ruling in Colombia bans civic prayer...and hugs

May 20, 2016 - 09:02 am .- In what's been labeled an “absurd” move, a judge in Colombia has banned prayer and “fraternal hugs” at the start of Cartagena city council sessions as well as local educational institutions.

How the Little Sisters find joy despite their ongoing court case

May 17, 2016 - 09:38 pm .- If you are a Christian, your life should not be a perpetual Lent – this was the message of the communications director for the Little Sisters of the Poor at a prayer breakfast on Tuesday.

US House passes big upgrades to international religious liberty law

May 16, 2016 - 11:08 pm .- A significant upgrade to a landmark religious freedom law passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday afternoon.

'I am a Kurd and a Jew': an interview with Iraq's Sherzad Mamsani

May 12, 2016 - 11:02 pm .- Terrorist attacks don’t phase Sherzad Omar Mamsani, even when an attack claimed one of his arms and left shrapnel throughout his legs. There’s a reason he was a target: he is a Kurdish Jew.

The world became more dangerous for religious believers last year

May 2, 2016 - 10:48 pm .- The right to exercise religion came under sustained assault around the world in 2015, according to a new report from a bipartisan United States commission, affecting Christians, Muslims, Jews, among others.

Stories of ISIS victims are emerging, and they're unbelievably brutal

Apr 29, 2016 - 09:48 pm .- The stories were graphic, brutal and raw.

Colo. baker faces 're-education' training after state court refuses to take case

Apr 29, 2016 - 06:08 am .- The lawyers of the bakery owner who made headlines for declining to make a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding is “evaluating all legal options” to preserve the man’s First Amendment rights after the state’s highest court declined to take the case.

Why there's no freedom without religious liberty

Apr 28, 2016 - 10:16 pm .- It is perhaps not surprising that an American priest, Fr. John Courtney Murray, was one of the key contributors to Dignitatis Humanae, the most important document in modern times on the Catholic Church and religious freedom.

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