Fortnight for Freedom

How to fight extremism? Unite for religious liberty, rabbi says

Apr 19, 2016 - 01:14 am .- Facing a rising tide of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and government crackdowns on religious practice, European religious communities must stand together, insisted one religious leader this week.

Little Sisters lay out alternatives to HHS mandate before Supreme Court

Apr 13, 2016 - 09:26 pm .- Asked whether there are ways for the government to provide contraceptive coverage that do not require them to violate their consciences, the Little Sisters of the Poor are saying “yes.”

Why one bishop thinks religious freedom laws matter

Apr 13, 2016 - 06:19 am .- Mississippi’s new religious freedom law helps protect Catholic education and social services like adoption, said the Catholic Bishop of Jackson.

Sweden can't send Christian convert back to Iran

Apr 9, 2016 - 09:52 pm .- Religious liberty advocates applauded a European court’s ruling in favor of asylum for an individual fleeing life-threatening anti-conversion laws in Iran, on the grounds that his security must be taken into account.

Centuries of religious freedom at risk with Virginia veto, Catholic bishops warn

Apr 3, 2016 - 10:26 pm .- The veto of a religious freedom bill means faith-based groups that support marriage as a union of a man and a woman won’t have needed protections, the state’s Catholic bishops said.

Georgia bishops: religious freedom bill veto a chance for more debate

Mar 30, 2016 - 05:35 pm .- Following the Georgia governor’s recent veto of a religious liberty bill, the state’s Catholic bishops are calling for further debate and dialogue on the issue.

A hopeful sign? New development in the Little Sisters' court case

Mar 29, 2016 - 10:42 pm .- The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked for parties in the Little Sisters’ case to submit alternative means, if possible, of ensuring contraceptive coverage while maintaining religious freedom.

Closing of Canada’s religious freedom office could spell trouble for human rights

Mar 29, 2016 - 12:44 pm .- Canada’s decision to defund its Office of Religious Freedom will harm the country’s ability to defend religious minorities and human rights in general, said religious freedom advocates and other supporters of the office.  

Let them serve: Hundreds outside court back Little Sisters

Mar 23, 2016 - 10:56 pm .- Hundreds of people – many of them women – joined religious sisters outside of the Supreme Court on Wednesday chanting “Let them Serve! Let them Serve!”

Divided Supreme Court hears Little Sisters’ case

Mar 23, 2016 - 08:29 pm .- The Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious charities should be free to carry out their ministries without having to violate their religious beliefs, plaintiffs argued at the Supreme Court on Wednesday. 

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