Fortnight for Freedom

New State Department actions don't go far enough, religious freedom leader says

Apr 22, 2016 - 10:41 pm .- Religious freedom leaders applauded the U.S. State Department’s recent re-designation of nine countries – and the inclusion of one more – as the worst situations for religious freedom, but urged the agency to do more.

Americans agree: Obama administration unfair to Little Sisters of the Poor

Apr 19, 2016 - 12:35 pm .- A new survey says most Americans think the Obama administration’s federal contraception mandate is unfair to the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious groups defending themselves before the U.S. Supreme Court.

How to fight extremism? Unite for religious liberty, rabbi says

Apr 19, 2016 - 01:14 am .- Facing a rising tide of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and government crackdowns on religious practice, European religious communities must stand together, insisted one religious leader this week.

Little Sisters lay out alternatives to HHS mandate before Supreme Court

Apr 13, 2016 - 09:26 pm .- Asked whether there are ways for the government to provide contraceptive coverage that do not require them to violate their consciences, the Little Sisters of the Poor are saying “yes.”

Why one bishop thinks religious freedom laws matter

Apr 13, 2016 - 06:19 am .- Mississippi’s new religious freedom law helps protect Catholic education and social services like adoption, said the Catholic Bishop of Jackson.

Sweden can't send Christian convert back to Iran

Apr 9, 2016 - 09:52 pm .- Religious liberty advocates applauded a European court’s ruling in favor of asylum for an individual fleeing life-threatening anti-conversion laws in Iran, on the grounds that his security must be taken into account.

Here's what actually happens when you fight for conscience rights

Apr 5, 2016 - 10:24 pm .- Every morning, Greg Stormans contemplates a Bible verse perched in a tiny frame above his bathroom sink, which his daughter handwrote: “This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24)

Centuries of religious freedom at risk with Virginia veto, Catholic bishops warn

Apr 3, 2016 - 10:26 pm .- The veto of a religious freedom bill means faith-based groups that support marriage as a union of a man and a woman won’t have needed protections, the state’s Catholic bishops said.

Georgia bishops: religious freedom bill veto a chance for more debate

Mar 30, 2016 - 05:35 pm .- Following the Georgia governor’s recent veto of a religious liberty bill, the state’s Catholic bishops are calling for further debate and dialogue on the issue.

A hopeful sign? New development in the Little Sisters' court case

Mar 29, 2016 - 10:42 pm .- The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked for parties in the Little Sisters’ case to submit alternative means, if possible, of ensuring contraceptive coverage while maintaining religious freedom.

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