Fortnight for Freedom

Why the Religious Freedom Restoration Act matters to you

Feb 18, 2015 - 12:20 am .- For the sake of religious liberity, it is vital that the religious rights of corporations – and not just individuals and churches – be upheld under federal law, a legal scholar has said.

Are wealthy US foundations paying to suppress religious freedom?

Feb 13, 2015 - 11:02 am .- Questions are being raised over two U.S. foundations that have poured more than three million dollars into abortion rights, LGBT activist, and legal groups to push the message that exemptions based on religious beliefs are “un-American” and an abuse of liberty.

Could two new laws suffocate the Catholic Church in DC?

Feb 8, 2015 - 12:09 am .- The U.S. bishops and several other Catholic and pro-life groups are asking Congress to nullify two new Washington, D.C. laws that they say could choke their ability to operate according to their religious beliefs.  

EWTN to appeals court: religious freedom at stake in HHS mandate case

Feb 4, 2015 - 09:20 pm .- A federal appeals court heard oral arguments Wednesday over whether the EWTN Global Catholic Network should be required to abide by the federal contraception mandate in violation of its religious convictions.

Youth urged to work for tolerance as violence steps up in India

Jan 31, 2015 - 11:03 pm .- The head of the Indian Catholic Youth Movement, Bishop Hendry D'Souza of Bellary, has raised his voice about the necessity of religious tolerance and interreligious dialouge in India.

Assisted living centers defeat HHS mandate in court

Jan 29, 2015 - 11:56 pm .- A federal court has permanently barred the Obama administration from enforcing the federal contraception mandate against the group of Evangelical-owned senior citizen and assisted living centers.  

A tale of two cakes: Colorado's far-reaching religious freedom fight

Jan 29, 2015 - 12:02 am .- The battleground for religious freedom is currently the soft, frosted tops of cakes in Colorado.

Beard meets religious freedom in distinctive Court decision

Jan 20, 2015 - 04:30 pm .- In a rare unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a Muslim prisoner in Arkansas must be allowed to grow his beard for religious reasons.

As political leaders look abroad, bishops insist on religious liberty in US

Jan 16, 2015 - 11:47 pm .- Religious and political leaders insisted that religious freedom is necessary for service and peace worldwide on Jan. 16, observed as National Religious Freedom Day in the US.

Which way to church? Supreme Court weighs directions for roadside signs

Jan 14, 2015 - 02:09 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court is scrutinizing an Arizona town’s restrictions on church signs that critics say intentionally discriminate against houses of worship.

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