Fortnight for Freedom

International Criminal Court should step up against ISIS, report advises

May 4, 2015 - 08:52 pm .- The atrocities committed by the Islamic State require a strong global response, including action by the International Criminal Court, said a prominent religious freedom report April 30.

Washington archdiocese lauds House vote to protect religious liberty – but it may not be enough

May 1, 2015 - 08:44 pm .- The House voted late Thursday night to formally disapprove of two laws which religious and pro-life organizations in the nation’s capital say violate their religious liberty.

International religious freedom bill hopes to fight terrorism, promote security

Apr 19, 2015 - 10:45 pm .- A bill boosting promotion of religious freedom abroad could deter terror groups like ISIS, protect vulnerable minorities and foster global security, advocates say.

HHS mandate loses again: Supreme Court order protects Pennsylvania Catholic groups

Apr 18, 2015 - 10:25 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court has continued its trend of decisions stopping enforcement of a federal contraception mandate against religious employers with moral objections.

The fix that wasn't: law professor says Indiana legislature demoted religious freedom

Apr 10, 2015 - 10:20 pm .- A Notre Dame law professor says religious liberty in Indiana was set back by the state legislature’s hasty reaction to strong criticism of a law intended to strengthen religious freedom protections.

Between conflicting cake rulings in Colorado, baker's livelihood still at risk

Apr 7, 2015 - 11:03 pm .- The Colorado agency which punished a baker who declined to make a cake for a same-sex ceremony has ruled that other bakers may refuse to make cakes with messages opposed to gay marriage. Defenders of the censured baker, Jack Phillips, say the commission should be more consistent.

Troubled by Indiana reaction, Christian leaders stress gravity of religious liberty

Apr 6, 2015 - 09:33 pm .- Catholic and Southern Baptist leaders called Friday for a recommitment to religious freedom, lamenting the “acrimony and lies” surrounding efforts to protect religious freedom in Indiana and across the U.S.

Is Indiana that controversial? Poll finds Americans support religious freedom laws

Apr 1, 2015 - 01:58 am .- Indiana’s passage of a Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week has created havoc and been met with loud opposition from gay rights activists. But a poll this month found that most Americans agree with such religious freedom laws.  

Wall Street Journal, NY Times writer defend Indiana religious freedom law

Mar 31, 2015 - 11:35 pm .- Does the widespread reaction to Indiana religious freedom law mean there is growing intolerance for religious viewpoints? Two prominent essays in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times make the case that it does.

Everyone but churches can use NYC schools – will the mayor do anything about it?

Mar 30, 2015 - 10:40 pm .- Churches using New York City public school facilities for worship services are in limbo after the Supreme Court declined to review their case against a city prohibition on their doing so.

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