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Court upholds ban on religious services in NYC public schools

Apr 8, 2014 - 11:02 pm .- A federal appeals court has upheld a New York City policy prohibiting religious services in public school buildings, a decision critics said wrongly targets churches for exclusion.

Supreme Court declines to hear religious freedom photography case

Apr 8, 2014 - 10:13 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to weigh in on a case involving a small Christian-owned photography business that declined on religious grounds to shoot a same-sex commitment ceremony in 2006.

Obama urged to create religious envoy after papal meeting

Apr 2, 2014 - 10:32 pm .- Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has called on President Barack Obama to follow up on his meeting with Pope Francis by backing the creation of a special envoy for religious minorities in the Middle East and south central Asia.

Congressmen support legal challenges to HHS mandate

Mar 27, 2014 - 08:29 pm .- Pro-life members of the House of Representatives spoke out in support of the Green and Hahn families after they argued in front of the Supreme Court in defense of their religious liberty rights.

Supreme Court justices divided on HHS mandate argument

Mar 25, 2014 - 09:49 pm .- As the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments touching on religious freedom and for-profit companies Tuesday, the justices seemed divided over support for corporations or the government.

Contraception mandate case argued at US Supreme Court

Mar 25, 2014 - 06:03 pm .- The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a challenge to the Affordable Care Act touching on the federal government’s compelling for-profit companies to provide coverage for contraceptives despite owners’ religious objections.

Global symposium aims to educate media on religious liberty

Mar 24, 2014 - 06:09 pm .- Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal advocacy association, is hosting a conference in Rome this week to inform members of the media about its work in defense of religious freedom.

Stupak urges Supreme Court to affirm conscience protections

Mar 13, 2014 - 08:03 am .- Former congressman Bart Stupak wrote a column Tuesday in support of the owners of for-profit companies who object to providing contraceptive drugs which can cause abortions.

Group of 200 Catholic employers sues to block HHS mandate

Mar 12, 2014 - 07:03 pm .- In one of the largest collective lawsuits against the federal HHS mandate, the Catholic Benefit Association, representing more than 200 Catholic employers and more than 19,000 employees nationwide, has filed a suit on the grounds that the measure compels the violation of Catholic teachings.

Legislators ask for strengthening of military religious freedom

Mar 11, 2014 - 11:04 pm .- A U.S. senator and a congressman have urged the Secretary of Defense to reissue military rules to strengthen religious freedom protections for military service members who fear reprisals for their beliefs.

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