Fortnight for Freedom

Pro-Sikh court ruling strengthens religious exemptions in Army

Mar 16, 2016 - 04:48 am .- A federal court has sided with a Sikh soldier working to secure a religious exemption for his beard and headwear under U.S. Army regulations. The ruling affirms that religious groups cannot be targeted because of their faith, experts said.  

Don't stop believing: Missouri religious liberty bill beats filibuster

Mar 10, 2016 - 11:51 pm .- A constitutional amendment to strengthen religious freedom protections will likely go to voters after the Missouri Senate ended a 39-hour filibuster by the proposal’s foes.

Court affirms Church's right to hire and fire ministers

Mar 8, 2016 - 07:50 am .- A Missouri court ruling in favor of a Catholic diocese protects the right of religious institutions to fire ministerial employees who do not live consistently with their religious beliefs.  

EWTN disappointed but hopeful after latest HHS mandate ruling

Feb 18, 2016 - 09:36 pm .- In a 2-1 decision delivered Feb. 18, a federal court ruled against the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) in its challenge to the federal contraception mandate.

Visa, Chevron, and Pepsi are exempt from the HHS mandate – but the Little Sisters aren't

Feb 18, 2016 - 01:22 pm .- While Catholic nuns are required to obey health care regulations that they say violate the teachings of their faith, large corporations like ExxonMobil are exempt, a new website says.

Amid religious freedom concerns, relief over Indiana bill's failure

Feb 8, 2016 - 10:23 pm .- An Indiana anti-discrimination bill failed in the state senate because it would have proved disastrous for religious freedom, one legal expert has said.

How one Catholic college teaches students to deal with threats to religious liberty

Feb 4, 2016 - 07:04 am .- The future of religious freedom in the United States will one day be in the care of today’s college students, so one Catholic college is working to equip them for that struggle.

This LGBT advocate changed his mind about Christian bakers

Feb 3, 2016 - 10:47 pm .- Peter Tatchell is a passionate human rights campaigner who outwardly voices his support of same-sex marriage and LGBT issues.

Could it soon be illegal for doctors to believe in male and female?

Feb 3, 2016 - 10:44 am .- A current proposal by a federal agency has raised concerns that doctors may be punished for believing that there are only two genders, rooted in biological sex.  

New scorecard to track Congress' action on global religious freedom

Feb 3, 2016 - 01:56 am .- Religious liberty advocates hope a new congressional scorecard will embolden members of Congress to promote freedom for embattled religious minorities worldwide.

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