Jan 7, 2015 - 05:15 pm .- The federal government cannot force a Catholic-owned Michigan company to provide insurance coverage for sterilization, contraceptives, and drugs that could cause abortion, a court ruled Jan. 5.
Dec 15, 2014 - 07:19 pm .- The U.S. Senate voted 61-36 on Friday to confirm Rabbi David Saperstein as the next U.S. Ambassador at-large for International Religious Freedom.
Nov 12, 2014 - 05:05 pm .- The leader of the U.S. bishops’ religious freedom committee encouraged his fellow bishops not to lose heart, but to place their trust in God, in the ongoing battle for religious liberty.
Sep 24, 2014 - 04:54 pm .- The separation of church and state includes the freedom to require employees to follow Church teachings, said a legal group responding to a lawsuit over the firing of an employee of the Kansas City – St. Joseph diocese after her same-sex “marriage” became public.
Aug 11, 2014 - 02:07 pm .- Faith-based schools should not be excluded from Colorado's educational choice programs, according to a brief filed by attorneys in a case which is due to be heard by the state supreme court.
Jul 28, 2014 - 05:28 pm .- While welcoming the proposal for a new global religious freedom ambassador after a nine-month vacancy, one expert warned that adequate resources must be given for the position to be effective.
Jul 12, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- The U.S. House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom on Tuesday, with commission supporters urging more attention to religious persecution.
Jun 30, 2014 - 08:17 am .- On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby and similar employers cannot be forced to comply with the federal contraception mandate against their religious beliefs.
Jun 23, 2014 - 05:09 pm .- In seeking religious liberty, Catholics are seeking the freedom to serve in response to Christ’s love in the Eucharist, said the archbishop of Baltimore at the start of the 2014 Fortnight for Freedom.
Jun 20, 2014 - 02:03 pm .- Pope Francis on Friday lamented continued persecution against Christians and other religious believers, encouraging scholars and governments to defend religious liberty.
Jun 19, 2014 - 02:40 am .- Days before the start of the third annual Fortnight for Freedom, CNA spoke with Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, who heads the U.S. bishops' religious liberty committee, to discuss religious freedom in America today.
Jun 11, 2014 - 01:38 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has voted to reauthorize its Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty for a second three-year term.
May 24, 2014 - 04:04 pm .- The U.S. should actively promote religious liberty, a critical right that forms a foundation for a healthy society, the head of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom told members of Congress.
Apr 30, 2014 - 04:19 pm .- The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) has welcomed a federal court’s injunction against the HHS mandate that the student missionary organization says threatens the freedom of religious ministries.
Apr 29, 2014 - 04:01 pm .- The U.S. bishops have announced a third Fortnight for Freedom to encourage prayer and awareness of religious liberty, with a particular focus on how it enables service to the poor and vulnerable.
Mar 27, 2014 - 02:29 pm .- Pro-life members of the House of Representatives spoke out in support of the Green and Hahn families after they argued in front of the Supreme Court in defense of their religious liberty rights.
Mar 25, 2014 - 03:49 pm .- As the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments touching on religious freedom and for-profit companies Tuesday, the justices seemed divided over support for corporations or the government.
Mar 25, 2014 - 12:03 pm .- The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a challenge to the Affordable Care Act touching on the federal government’s compelling for-profit companies to provide coverage for contraceptives despite owners’ religious objections.
Mar 8, 2014 - 08:09 am .- The Home Ministry of Malaysia has banned the use of the word “Allah” in a children’s comic book, continuing disputes over non-Muslims’ ability to use the word.
Mar 4, 2014 - 04:54 pm .- Experts at a recent panel talk in Washington, D.C., suggested that while religious freedom has become a respectable component of foreign policy, serious concerns remain on a global scale.
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