Fortnight for Freedom

Americans think religious freedom is a big priority

Jan 10, 2017 - 04:44 am .- Religious freedom continues to enjoy strong backing from most Americans, a new survey says.

Legal expert: Religious freedom does not justify child abuse

Jan 5, 2017 - 11:49 pm .- Two Minnesota parents are facing charges of child neglect after they prayed over their severely ill son rather than seeking medical attention just prior to the child’s death. 

An old anti-Catholic law has resurfaced in Georgia

Jan 4, 2017 - 02:44 am .- An amendment from the 1870s that was once used to target Catholics is now being invoked in Georgia once again to challenge a scholarship program allowing children to attend religious schools.  

Vatican official: Religion in public has never been more at risk

Dec 15, 2016 - 10:32 pm .- While violent persecution against Christians assails swaths of territory the Middle East and Africa, one Vatican official says that Western nations face a different type of oppression, marked by the push to eliminate religion from public life.

Massachusetts churches claim victory in religious freedom lawsuit

Dec 15, 2016 - 07:01 am .- Four Massachusetts churches pulled their lawsuit against the state Monday after they received religious exemptions from the state's transgender law.

Muslims and Christians in Burma still face persecution, US officials warn

Dec 14, 2016 - 11:50 pm .- Rohingya Muslims in Burma, as well as Christians, face continued persecution, destruction of homes and places of worship, and threats to their lives, human rights organizations are warning.

Major religious freedom law might get a Christmas upgrade

Dec 14, 2016 - 11:03 pm .- After almost 20 years, a landmark religious freedom bill may finally be getting a big upgrade.

Legal group: Federal law can't require sterilizations at Catholic hospitals

Dec 10, 2016 - 11:09 pm .- Hospitals run according to Catholic ethics shouldn’t be coerced into performing sterilizations, a legal group has said after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal complaint against a Michigan medical center.

Disappointment as Senate Republicans drop religious freedom amendment

Dec 5, 2016 - 10:46 pm .- Senate Republicans agreed to remove a religious liberty amendment from a defense bill earlier this week, after a fierce campaign was waged against it by secular groups.

Tom Price appointment to head HHS met with pro-life applause

Nov 30, 2016 - 12:09 am .- Pro-life groups praised President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement that he would name Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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