Fortnight for Freedom

Colo. baker faces 're-education' training after state court refuses to take case

Apr 29, 2016 - 06:08 am .- The lawyers of the bakery owner who made headlines for declining to make a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding is “evaluating all legal options” to preserve the man’s First Amendment rights after the state’s highest court declined to take the case.

Why there's no freedom without religious liberty

Apr 28, 2016 - 10:16 pm .- It is perhaps not surprising that an American priest, Fr. John Courtney Murray, was one of the key contributors to Dignitatis Humanae, the most important document in modern times on the Catholic Church and religious freedom.

At the Supreme Court, Catholic bishops speak up for a Lutheran playground

Apr 28, 2016 - 06:54 am .- The denial of a playground resurfacing grant to a Lutheran school empowers religious discrimination, not constitutional principles, the U.S. Catholic bishops said in a Supreme Court brief.

New State Department actions don't go far enough, religious freedom leader says

Apr 22, 2016 - 10:41 pm .- Religious freedom leaders applauded the U.S. State Department’s recent re-designation of nine countries – and the inclusion of one more – as the worst situations for religious freedom, but urged the agency to do more.

Americans agree: Obama administration unfair to Little Sisters of the Poor

Apr 19, 2016 - 12:35 pm .- A new survey says most Americans think the Obama administration’s federal contraception mandate is unfair to the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious groups defending themselves before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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.

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