Fortnight for Freedom

Religious freedom battle 'daunting,' but bishops urged to persist

Nov 13, 2014 - 12:05 am .- The leader of the U.S. bishops’ religious freedom committee encouraged his fellow bishops not to lose heart, but to place their trust in God, in the ongoing battle for religious liberty.  

Christian couple reportedly burned alive, Pakistan urged to respond

Nov 5, 2014 - 11:35 am .- The reported killing of a Christian couple in Pakistan by a mob on Tuesday has sparked calls for the nation's government to protect its people, and especially its minorities.

A quiet threat: Religious freedom dwindling in Europe, US

Nov 4, 2014 - 11:24 pm .- Religious freedom is at risk in Europe and has been increasingly suppressed in the United States over the course of the past year, according to a new report.  

Mandate revisions not enough - district court grants injunction to Ave Maria

Oct 29, 2014 - 08:07 am .- A federal court in Florida has granted Ave Maria University preliminary protection from the federal contraception mandate, which the school has challenged on religious freedom grounds.  

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.

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