Fortnight for Freedom

Muslims and Christians in Burma still face persecution, US officials warn

Dec 14, 2016 - 11:50 pm .- Rohingya Muslims in Burma, as well as Christians, face continued persecution, destruction of homes and places of worship, and threats to their lives, human rights organizations are warning.

Major religious freedom law might get a Christmas upgrade

Dec 14, 2016 - 11:03 pm .- After almost 20 years, a landmark religious freedom bill may finally be getting a big upgrade.

Legal group: Federal law can't require sterilizations at Catholic hospitals

Dec 10, 2016 - 11:09 pm .- Hospitals run according to Catholic ethics shouldn’t be coerced into performing sterilizations, a legal group has said after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal complaint against a Michigan medical center.

Disappointment as Senate Republicans drop religious freedom amendment

Dec 5, 2016 - 10:46 pm .- Senate Republicans agreed to remove a religious liberty amendment from a defense bill earlier this week, after a fierce campaign was waged against it by secular groups.

Tom Price appointment to head HHS met with pro-life applause

Nov 30, 2016 - 12:09 am .- Pro-life groups praised President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement that he would name Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services.

For religious freedom advocates, a 'Muslim registry' is inconceivable

Nov 24, 2016 - 01:01 pm .- The incoming Trump administration’s immigration policy must avoid a religious registry or any “stigmatizing” of religious groups, religious freedom advocates insist.

With crippling fines still looming, Little Sisters serve 'one soul at a time'

Nov 8, 2016 - 11:23 pm .- Despite ongoing religious freedom threats, humility and cheerfulness in serving the poor are at the heart of the mission for the Little Sisters of the Poor, the order’s vocations director said.

British Columbia's highest court upholds religious freedom

Nov 8, 2016 - 06:56 pm .- In a unanimous ruling, the highest court in British Columbia said that a Christian law school could not be denied accreditation merely for holding biblical beliefs on sexual morality.

Why religious freedom could be at risk, regardless of who wins

Nov 3, 2016 - 09:09 am .- Religious liberty is a pressing issue in this election, advocates say – but both major presidential candidates have shown serious deficiencies when it comes to protecting freedom of religion.

Why the 'Catholic Spring' mentality worries black Christian leaders

Nov 1, 2016 - 10:00 pm .- Several black Christian leaders suggested the “Catholic Spring” leaked emails showed “open contempt for religious freedom” and asked Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton whether their own communities would be safe.

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