Fortnight for Freedom

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.

At the Supreme Court, Catholic bishops speak up for a Lutheran playground

Apr 28, 2016 - 06:54 am .- The denial of a playground resurfacing grant to a Lutheran school empowers religious discrimination, not constitutional principles, the U.S. Catholic bishops said in a Supreme Court brief.

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.

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