Fortnight for Freedom

Beards and the US military: a religious liberty win for Sikh officer

Dec 15, 2015 - 01:03 pm .- A Sikh officer and a religious liberty group have welcomed the U.S. Army’s temporary religious exemption for the officer, who sees a conflict between military regulations against beards and his religious practice.

Changes in Irish equality law could threaten identity of religious schools

Dec 11, 2015 - 11:05 pm .- A measure passed by the Irish legislature in the name of equality actually threatens the ability of religious institutions to function and maintain their identity, critics say.

European human rights court upholds church autonomy

Dec 11, 2015 - 07:30 am .- A religious freedom legal group has praised a decision by the European Court on Human Rights, saying it protects churches from government interference.

High military court will decide case of Marine punished for Bible verse

Nov 28, 2015 - 01:13 pm .- The highest U.S. military court will hear the case of a Marine who says her religious freedom was compromised when she was ordered to remove a Bible verse from her work station.  

The 'tyranny of uniformity': will the US have a diverse public square in the future?

Nov 19, 2015 - 10:06 pm .- The case of the Little Sisters of the Poor before the Supreme Court may determine if the United States will continue to have a diverse public square, said the head of the U.S. bishops’ religious liberty committee.

Faith on the football field – Fargo high school stands up for religious freedom

Nov 17, 2015 - 12:23 am .- A Catholic high school in North Dakota believes prayer is at the heart of every activity – even a football game. 

US bishops met with Obama yesterday. Here's what they talked about.

Nov 14, 2015 - 09:45 pm .- Leading Catholic bishops met with President Barack Obama at the White House on Friday and had a discussed a number of issues including religious liberty, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops confirmed.

The potential irony of a new health care non-discrimination rule

Nov 11, 2015 - 11:00 pm .- Proposed federal anti-discrimination rules could threaten the religious liberty of health care providers and also infringe on the privacy of patients, lawyers for the U.S. Catholic Bishops have warned.

Supreme Court to hear HHS mandate case for Little Sisters, other non-profits

Nov 6, 2015 - 07:20 pm .- The Supreme Court will hear legal challenges to the federal contraception mandate brought by numerous non-profit groups, including the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Advocates chide US – stop ignoring religiously-motivated violence

Oct 28, 2015 - 07:10 pm .- The U.S. must recognize all causes of religious freedom abuses around the world – including religious motivations where they exist, experts told members of Congress Tuesday.  

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