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Fortnight for Freedom

A long vacancy: Controversial religious freedom diplomat takes helm

Dec 16, 2014 - 02:19 am .- The U.S. Senate voted 61-36 on Friday to confirm Rabbi David Saperstein as the next U.S. Ambassador at-large for International Religious Freedom.

Conscience rights for DC religious schools threatened by city vote

Dec 11, 2014 - 02:10 am .- The Washington D.C. city council has stripped religious schools of legal protection against certain discrimination lawsuits, voting unanimously to repeal an exemption that had been in place for decades.

Little Sisters in court: Don't stop our ministry of serving the dying poor

Dec 9, 2014 - 12:30 am .- The Little Sisters of the Poor asked an appeals court Monday to shield them from the federal contraception mandate, saying that it threatens their 175 years of service to the poor and dying.

Washington state matchup: Religious liberty vs. Plan B

Nov 26, 2014 - 09:27 am .- Washington state regulations cannot constitutionally require pharmacies and pharmacists to dispense abortion-causing contraceptives, said lawyers leading a legal challenge to the rules.  

Court rejects Catholic concerns about new contraception mandate rules

Nov 14, 2014 - 11:48 pm .- A U.S. appeals court ruled Friday against Catholic organizations with objections to the Obama administration’s latest opt-out rules for mandated contraceptive and sterilization health insurance coverage.

Democracy and rights in Burma? Not without religious freedom

Nov 14, 2014 - 10:28 pm .- The U.S. must make religious freedom a top priority with Burma if there is hope for the southeast Asian country to make progress as a rights-based democracy, said a leader in religious liberty.  

Religious freedom battle 'daunting,' but bishops urged to persist

Nov 13, 2014 - 12:05 am .- The leader of the U.S. bishops’ religious freedom committee encouraged his fellow bishops not to lose heart, but to place their trust in God, in the ongoing battle for religious liberty.  

Christian couple reportedly burned alive, Pakistan urged to respond

Nov 5, 2014 - 11:35 am .- The reported killing of a Christian couple in Pakistan by a mob on Tuesday has sparked calls for the nation's government to protect its people, and especially its minorities.

A quiet threat: Religious freedom dwindling in Europe, US

Nov 4, 2014 - 11:24 pm .- Religious freedom is at risk in Europe and has been increasingly suppressed in the United States over the course of the past year, according to a new report.  

Mandate revisions not enough - district court grants injunction to Ave Maria

Oct 29, 2014 - 08:07 am .- A federal court in Florida has granted Ave Maria University preliminary protection from the federal contraception mandate, which the school has challenged on religious freedom grounds.  

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