Fortnight for Freedom

Trump administration will continue defending HHS mandate in court

Apr 25, 2017 - 06:21 pm .- With President Donald Trump’s administration signaling that it is not dropping the HHS mandate cases against religious non-profits, plaintiffs are concerned that the action does not reflect promises made during the presidential campaign.

Missouri reverses course, makes churches eligible for some state grants

Apr 17, 2017 - 10:01 pm .- Missouri has announced that it will start allowing religious groups to be eligible for certain state grants, although the decision may not affect a religious freedom case before the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

US bishops back religious freedom for adoption, foster care providers

Apr 12, 2017 - 08:33 pm .- Three chairmen of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference have voiced strong support for a measure that would restore certain religious freedoms to child welfare providers.

US leaders tell persecuted believers: 'You are not alone'

Apr 6, 2017 - 10:25 pm .- Religious freedom advocates at the United States capitol on Thursday sent a message of solidarity to all those imprisoned or tortured for their religious beliefs.

A new civil rights ruling may create religious liberty problems

Apr 6, 2017 - 06:08 am .- Both employers and employees who believe marriage is an institution between a man and a woman could be affected by a federal appeals court ruling that sexual orientation is protected by federal civil rights legislation barring discrimination on the basis of sex.

How a California bill is threatening faith-based codes of conduct

Apr 4, 2017 - 03:47 pm .- A proposed California law has targeted faith-based employers’ codes of conduct in the name of reproductive health, the California Catholic Conference has said.

Gorsuch praised for record of building unity on religious freedom

Mar 24, 2017 - 06:06 pm .- Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch received a strong voice of support Thursday from a lawyer at a major religious liberty firm, who said that he shows a record of consensus building and protecting religious freedom for all.

Catholic college's new bridge too Catholic, neighbors complain

Mar 22, 2017 - 09:40 pm .- A bridge featuring crosses on the property of Villanova, a Catholic university in a Philadelphia suburb, will be built despite complaints from some local taxpayers.

EU ruling against workplace hijab draws religious freedom criticism

Mar 15, 2017 - 06:12 am .- Responding to the case of a receptionist fired for wearing a hijab to work, the Court of Justice of the European Union has allowed a qualified ban on religious headscarves in the workplace.

NY archdiocese defends right to make hiring decisions

Mar 10, 2017 - 03:40 am .- The Archdiocese of New York argued before a federal circuit court this week that it should have the freedom to make employment decisions about Catholic school principals without government intervention.

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