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Fortnight for Freedom

Want to prevent threats like ISIS? Religious freedom key, official says

Oct 27, 2014 - 11:35 pm .- Promoting religious freedom abroad is vital for U.S. national security interests in preventing the rise of threats such as ISIS, said the chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom on Monday.  

Religious freedom deteriorating, but don't despair, official says

Oct 22, 2014 - 06:57 am .- Although religious freedom conditions around the globe are worsening, Americans should see this fact as a cause for motivation rather than despair, said a leading scholar on the issue.  

Christian ministers told to perform gay 'weddings' or face jail time

Oct 20, 2014 - 06:28 pm .- Two Christian ministers in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, could face legal punishment or be forced to sell their nearly 100-year-old wedding chapel for declining to perform same-sex “wedding” ceremonies.  

Still doesn't cut it, bishops say on latest mandate tweak

Oct 11, 2014 - 12:44 pm .- Despite another wave of changes to the Obama Administration’s HHS mandate, the U.S. bishops’ conference says that the regulation still fails to respect religious freedom.    

Ariz. town urged to stop discriminating against houses of worship

Sep 28, 2014 - 12:02 pm .- Local government restrictions in Gilbert, Arizona are threatening the protection of religious speech by limiting signs promoting houses of worship while allowing political, ideological, and noncommercial signs to stand without the same restriction.

Church-state separation allows rules on employee morality, lawyers say

Sep 24, 2014 - 10:54 pm .- The separation of church and state includes the freedom to require employees to follow Church teachings, said a legal group responding to a lawsuit over the firing of an employee of the Kansas City – St. Joseph diocese after her same-sex “marriage” became public.

Amid mounting religious freedom threats, role of laity highlighted

Sep 10, 2014 - 10:35 am .- As domestic religious freedom threats reach unprecedented levels, the lay faithful must play an active role in promoting and defending religious liberty, said speakers at a recent conference.  

Obama Administration moves forward in challenging Little Sisters

Sep 9, 2014 - 09:34 pm .- The Obama Administration has announced that it will continue its legal fight against the Little Sisters of the Poor over the contraception mandate, which religious liberty advocates say is still unconscionable.  

Obama admin. drops appeals in three for-profit mandate cases

Sep 4, 2014 - 10:47 pm .- Religious freedom advocates are voicing hope as the Obama administration drops its appeal in three lawsuits involving for-profit companies that object to the federal contraception mandate.  

Law group defends pro-life students restricted to college 'speech zone'

Aug 27, 2014 - 07:38 pm .- A student group at the University of South Alabama is challenging the university administration after being told its pro-life display must be limited to the school’s small “speech zone.”  

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