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.
Oct 28, 2016 - 09:02 am .- When Kentucky t-shirt designer Blaine Adamson declined to print promotional shirts for a gay pride festival, he found himself facing a discrimination ruling from the county’s human rights commission.
Oct 28, 2016 - 12:36 am .- Leading religious freedom advocates called for the release of all “prisoners of conscience” worldwide on International Religious Freedom Day.
Oct 27, 2016 - 06:08 am .- The genocide of Yazidis and Christians in the Middle East and the refugee crisis should be a priority for Europe, the EU special envoy for religious freedom has said.
Oct 17, 2016 - 10:13 pm .- A church’s lawsuit may go forward because it reasonably feared that Iowa’s strict anti-discrimination law would create legal penalties for its preaching and for having single-sex bathrooms and showers, an Iowa court has ruled.
Oct 13, 2016 - 05:43 pm .- Four churches and their pastors are challenging a Massachusetts law which they say could regulate their speech regarding gender identity.
Oct 12, 2016 - 11:36 pm .- A coalition of religious and civic leaders has denounced a report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights which said appeals to religious freedom are usually just discrimination-in-disguise.
Oct 10, 2016 - 12:23 pm .- A Christian couple has closed their Oregon bakery, which faced heavy fines after they declined to make a cake for a same-sex “wedding” ceremony.
Sep 30, 2016 - 06:28 am .- More Americans are siding against the religious freedom of employers when it may conflict with a “nondiscrimination” policy like access to birth control coverage, new Pew Research numbers show.
Sep 23, 2016 - 12:56 pm .- New clarifications about Department of Veterans Affairs rules have resolved a dispute about religious Christmas carols, gifts and displays in veterans’ hospitals, a chaplains’ group has said.