Fortnight for Freedom

Religious freedom group condemns Saudi Arabia's execution of Shi'a cleric

Jan 7, 2016 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. chief religious freedom watchdog condemned Saudi Arabia’s Jan. 2 execution of a Shi’a Muslim cleric as a violation of religious freedom, and called for global respect for human rights.  

Little Sisters to Supreme Court: Don't make us pick between faith and the poor

Jan 6, 2016 - 10:47 am .- Religious sisters should not be forced to choose between caring for the poor and obeying their conscience, the Little Sisters of the Poor told the Supreme Court in a recent legal brief, adding that this is what the government is demanding of them through the HHS mandate.

This midwife can't get a job in Sweden - and it's a serious problem

Jan 4, 2016 - 11:28 pm .- For years, Ellinor Grimmark had dreamed of being a midwife in her Swedish hometown of Skarstad. 

Canadian judge rules in favor of religious liberty for Christian law school

Dec 16, 2015 - 10:06 am .- A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has reversed a decision by the province’s law society that would have banned graduates of a Christian law school from practicing law in the province.

Beards and the US military: a religious liberty win for Sikh officer

Dec 15, 2015 - 01:03 pm .- A Sikh officer and a religious liberty group have welcomed the U.S. Army’s temporary religious exemption for the officer, who sees a conflict between military regulations against beards and his religious practice.

Changes in Irish equality law could threaten identity of religious schools

Dec 11, 2015 - 11:05 pm .- A measure passed by the Irish legislature in the name of equality actually threatens the ability of religious institutions to function and maintain their identity, critics say.

European human rights court upholds church autonomy

Dec 11, 2015 - 07:30 am .- A religious freedom legal group has praised a decision by the European Court on Human Rights, saying it protects churches from government interference.

High military court will decide case of Marine punished for Bible verse

Nov 28, 2015 - 01:13 pm .- The highest U.S. military court will hear the case of a Marine who says her religious freedom was compromised when she was ordered to remove a Bible verse from her work station.  

The 'tyranny of uniformity': will the US have a diverse public square in the future?

Nov 19, 2015 - 10:06 pm .- The case of the Little Sisters of the Poor before the Supreme Court may determine if the United States will continue to have a diverse public square, said the head of the U.S. bishops’ religious liberty committee.

Faith on the football field – Fargo high school stands up for religious freedom

Nov 17, 2015 - 12:23 am .- A Catholic high school in North Dakota believes prayer is at the heart of every activity – even a football game. 

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