Fortnight for Freedom

Modern martyrs should inspire US Christians, archbishop says

Jun 22, 2015 - 10:11 pm .- The plight of persecuted religious believers overseas should inspire American Catholics and others to continue their defense of religious freedom at home, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore said.

Her husband has been jailed and tortured in Iran - but her faith hasn't wavered

Jun 4, 2015 - 12:21 pm .- The wife of a U.S. citizen imprisoned in Iran pleaded with members of Congress to work for his release, while voicing the consolation they have found in their Christian faith.

Florist asks court to overturn mandatory gay marriage support

Jun 4, 2015 - 06:24 am .- A florist has appealed to the Washington State Supreme Court to review court rulings that could cause her financial ruin because she declined to serve a same-sex wedding ceremony.

How the Supreme Court's hijab decision helps faith in the workplace

Jun 3, 2015 - 10:17 pm .- Many religious believers will benefit from the Supreme Court’s Monday decision that a clothing store wrongly discriminated against a prospective employee whose Muslim beliefs required her to wear a hijab, one legal expert has said.

How a baker in Northern Ireland is standing up for faith in the workplace

Jun 2, 2015 - 06:04 am .- After a legal ruling deemed a bakery in Northern Ireland to have discriminated against a gay customer, the bakery’s owners have decided to appeal the decision, hoping to promote the place of faith in the public square.

Jail time over eagle feathers? One Native American's religious freedom fight

May 29, 2015 - 09:03 pm .- A Native American tribe leader has been threatened with time in prison for his religious use of eagle feathers, and his case is currently before federal court.

Judges shoot down Notre Dame's appeal on contraception mandate

May 21, 2015 - 10:03 pm .- A federal court has again denied the University of Notre Dame’s request for a preliminary injunction against federal mandates it says violate its religious freedom, though a trial can still go forward.

International Criminal Court should step up against ISIS, report advises

May 4, 2015 - 08:52 pm .- The atrocities committed by the Islamic State require a strong global response, including action by the International Criminal Court, said a prominent religious freedom report April 30.

Washington archdiocese lauds House vote to protect religious liberty – but it may not be enough

May 1, 2015 - 08:44 pm .- The House voted late Thursday night to formally disapprove of two laws which religious and pro-life organizations in the nation’s capital say violate their religious liberty.

International religious freedom bill hopes to fight terrorism, promote security

Apr 19, 2015 - 10:45 pm .- A bill boosting promotion of religious freedom abroad could deter terror groups like ISIS, protect vulnerable minorities and foster global security, advocates say.

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