Fortnight for Freedom

New scorecard to track Congress' action on global religious freedom

Feb 3, 2016 - 01:56 am .- Religious liberty advocates hope a new congressional scorecard will embolden members of Congress to promote freedom for embattled religious minorities worldwide.

In Canada, a bishop protests gender ideology mandate for Alberta schools

Jan 29, 2016 - 01:03 pm .- “Totalitarianism.” That was the word the Bishop of Calgary used to describe the Alberta government’s new mandatory gender guidelines.

Scrap tires and pea gravel – Supreme Court to hear religious discrimination claim

Jan 21, 2016 - 09:46 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will review a case about a Missouri Christian pre-school which was prohibited from participating in the state’s scrap tire program because it is run by a church.

Relief, gratitude as Christian pastor freed from Iranian prison

Jan 18, 2016 - 06:30 pm .- Religious freedom advocates voiced gratitude and joy at the release of Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen who had been held in an Iranian prison since 2012.

Indiana bill seeks to clarify religious freedom protection

Jan 16, 2016 - 11:54 pm .- A proposed law in Indiana would replace the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act with language that its advocates say is clearer in protecting religious liberty and certain other rights.

What makes someone religious? Tax forms, apparently

Jan 12, 2016 - 10:41 pm .- Since its first introduction, the federal contraception mandate has drawn controversy, with hundreds of employers saying it forces them to violate their sincerely-held religious beliefs.   

Religious freedom group condemns Saudi Arabia's execution of Shi'a cleric

Jan 7, 2016 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. chief religious freedom watchdog condemned Saudi Arabia’s Jan. 2 execution of a Shi’a Muslim cleric as a violation of religious freedom, and called for global respect for human rights.  

Little Sisters to Supreme Court: Don't make us pick between faith and the poor

Jan 6, 2016 - 10:47 am .- Religious sisters should not be forced to choose between caring for the poor and obeying their conscience, the Little Sisters of the Poor told the Supreme Court in a recent legal brief, adding that this is what the government is demanding of them through the HHS mandate.

This midwife can't get a job in Sweden - and it's a serious problem

Jan 4, 2016 - 11:28 pm .- For years, Ellinor Grimmark had dreamed of being a midwife in her Swedish hometown of Skarstad. 

Canadian judge rules in favor of religious liberty for Christian law school

Dec 16, 2015 - 10:06 am .- A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has reversed a decision by the province’s law society that would have banned graduates of a Christian law school from practicing law in the province.

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