Fortnight for Freedom

Archbishop Lori slams 'reckless' comments by civil rights chair

Sep 14, 2016 - 09:32 pm .- After the chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights called current appeals to religious freedom “hypocrisy,” one archbishop rebuked his statement as “reckless” and ignorant.

US Bishops to government: End legal standoff with the Little Sisters

Sep 12, 2016 - 08:50 pm .- The United States government has an opportunity to end its legal battle with the Little Sisters of the Poor and the administration must “seize that opportunity,” legal experts are maintaining.

Legal counsel: Religious freedom never justifies abuse

Sep 2, 2016 - 10:39 pm .- An Indiana woman who allegedly beat her 7-year-old with a coat hanger is citing religious freedom as her defense against felony abuse charges, saying her disciplinary tactics were inspired by her Evangelical Christian faith.

To this Christian woman, headscarves are a religious freedom issue too

Sep 1, 2016 - 06:29 am .- A devout Christian woman has said Alabama county officials violated her rights by forcing her to remove her headscarf for her driver’s license photo when she considers it part of her religious practice to cover her hair.

Will Egypt take step towards religious freedom with new law?

Aug 30, 2016 - 12:00 pm .- Christians in Egypt are hoping that a new law will make it easier for them to build churches, particularly after old laws effectively forced Christians to celebrate Mass in house churches.

Overturn of burkini ban does not end France's cultural debate

Aug 29, 2016 - 05:10 pm .- The lifting of a controversial burkini ban in one beach town along the French Riviera may signal an end to similar policies in the country - but it has not put an end to cultural tensions surrounding it.

Challenge to Maryland Ten Commandments statue dropped

Aug 19, 2016 - 06:17 am .- A monument of the Ten Commandments outside a Maryland courthouse is safe, after a lawsuit against it was dropped this week.

Critics find a lot to doubt about Hillary Clinton's pro-religious freedom claims

Aug 17, 2016 - 11:43 pm .- Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has claimed to be a defender of religious freedom. But does it match the facts?

California religious colleges dodge a bullet. But what's next?

Aug 16, 2016 - 10:49 pm .- A bill that threatened to defund California religious colleges that do not accept same-sex marriage and gender ideology has been amended, but the danger could return.  

The US talks tough on religious persecution - but do its actions match?

Aug 16, 2016 - 09:02 am .- Religious freedom advocates praised the State Department’s annual International Religious Freedom report published last week, but insisted that words must be followed by action.

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