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Hobby Lobby gets temporary reprieve from mandate fines

Jul 1, 2013 - 05:57 pm .- A district court has ruled that the national craft chain Hobby Lobby may move forward with its lawsuit against the federal contraception mandate without being penalized for violating the regulation.

Religious freedom groups worried over final HHS mandate

Jun 28, 2013 - 05:31 pm .- Despite assurances from the Obama administration that the finalized version of the contraception mandate accounts for freedom of conscience, some religious liberty advocates are still concerned.

HHS mandate for religious groups finalized with few changes

Jun 28, 2013 - 12:10 pm .- The Obama administration announced on June 28 that it has finalized its regulations on the federal contraception mandate as it applies to religious employers.

Hobby Lobby moves forward in seeking mandate reprieve

Jun 28, 2013 - 08:48 am .- A federal appeals court has paved the way for arts-and-crafts retailer Hobby Lobby to pursue an injunction that would block up to millions of dollars in fines while it continues its lawsuit against the federal contraception mandate.

Marriage ruling raises questions of religious freedom

Jun 27, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- After the Supreme Court narrowly ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, religious leaders are highlighting the need to respect religious liberty in the United States.

Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom

Jun 27, 2013 - 04:15 am .- Hundreds of people in the Archdiocese of Denver attended a prayer rally for religious freedom on June 22, standing up for the right to serve God in their public and private lives.

Threat to one faith endangers freedom for all, warn leaders

Jun 25, 2013 - 05:44 pm .- Noting significant threats to religious liberty in modern U.S. society, speakers at a recent national conference stressed that all faiths are threatened by restrictions on the freedom of believers.

Catholics, Baptists come together over conscience rights bill

Jun 25, 2013 - 12:05 am .- Catholic and Baptist leaders are collaborating to ask national legislators to support a bill that would offer conscience protections to healthcare workers across the country.

Religious freedom erosion threatens all rights, panel says

Jun 24, 2013 - 05:28 pm .- Federal lawmakers, archdiocesan representatives and leaders of companies and non-profit organizations came together at a Philadelphia forum to publicly support religious liberty from governmental threats.

Religion plays irreplaceable role in society, Archbishop Lori says

Jun 22, 2013 - 10:06 am .- Opening the 2013 Fortnight for Freedom, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore emphasized the unique contribution that religion brings to society, warning that it must be protected and allowed to flourish.

Diverse faith leaders unite over religious freedom concerns

Jun 22, 2013 - 06:01 am .- Religious leaders from a variety of faith backgrounds are speaking out against the declining role of religion in society, as well as threats to religious freedom for all faith groups.

Bipartisan warning issued over religious freedom threats in health care

Jun 14, 2013 - 05:15 pm .- Members of the U.S. House's Congressional Values Action Team gathered at a special order to voice their concerns over threats to religious freedom posed by the recent health care overhaul.

Global religious freedom law is ineffective, panel says

Jun 13, 2013 - 05:32 pm .- Speaking before a congressional subcommittee, religious liberty experts warned that a U.S. law passed 15 years ago to promote international religious freedom needs stronger enforcement.  

IRS scandals raise doubts over HHS mandate judgment

Jun 11, 2013 - 05:34 pm .- The targeting of conservative, pro-life and religious non-profits by the Internal Revenue Service is drawing concern over the agency’s authority to decide exemptions to the HHS mandate.

US dioceses prepare for second Fortnight for Freedom

Jun 5, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- Dioceses across the country are preparing for the upcoming Fortnight for Freedom – now in its second year – by organizing a variety of prayer and educational activities with a religious liberty theme.

Religious liberty is 'endangered,' warns Hispanic Christian leader

Jun 3, 2013 - 05:28 pm .- Current threats to religious freedom in the United States demand that people of faith speak out in defense of their fundamental rights, said Rev. Samuel Rodriguez.

Political scholar says religious freedom unites society

Jun 1, 2013 - 04:12 pm .- Through respect and healthy debate, society can find a balance in respecting the rule of law while accommodating the religious beliefs of different groups, said political scientist William Galston.

Religious freedom leader says threats in US are real

May 31, 2013 - 04:42 pm .- The head of a federal commission that promotes religious liberty warned that while threats to religious freedom in the U.S. are not violent, they still pose a serious ‘moral test’ for the country.

Religious differences compatible with freedom, Jewish leader says

May 30, 2013 - 06:12 pm .- True religious liberty does not require religious individuals to minimize differences in the tenets of their faith, said Jewish Rabbi Meir Soloveichik.

Hobby Lobby lawyer encouraged by latest hearing

May 24, 2013 - 05:04 pm .- The lawyer representing Hobby Lobby and its Christian owners in a lawsuit challenging the federal contraception mandate is heartened following the case's hearing before a federal appeals court.

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