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Laity must help restore religious liberty, Cardinal Wuerl says

Jul 4, 2013 - 02:05 pm .- To renew respect for religious freedom in society, the Church needs lay people who live out their religious beliefs with love, said Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C.

Faith groups unite to stress need for HHS mandate exemptions

Jul 2, 2013 - 05:18 pm .- More than 100 religious leaders from various faith backgrounds are asking the U.S. government to respect the beliefs of those who oppose the demands of the controversial HHS mandate.

Lincoln bishop: strengthen faith to restore religious freedom

Jul 2, 2013 - 12:07 am .- The recent threats against religious freedom are an opportunity for the faithful to grow closer to God through prayer, fasting and penance, said Bishop James C. Conley of Lincoln, Neb., in a recent column.

Christian college gets temporary relief from HHS mandate

Jun 21, 2013 - 12:00 pm .- Geneva College in Pennsylvania has been given temporary relief from having to provide emergency contraceptives in its health insurance plans, as required by the federal contraception 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.

HHS appeal withdrawal gives temporary relief to Bible publisher

May 7, 2013 - 05:00 pm .- An Illinois-based Bible publisher has secured temporary relief from the federal contraception mandate after the Obama administration asked an appellate court to dismiss its challenge to a preliminary injunction.

Global report warns of 'dire' religious freedom plight

May 4, 2013 - 04:11 pm .- A recent report on international religious liberty cautioned that severe threats to freedom of religion exist in diverse communities through the world and should be discouraged through actions by the U.S. government.

Diocese affirms need for Catholic fidelity after teacher fired

Apr 26, 2013 - 05:20 pm .- Following controversy over the firing of a Catholic school gym teacher who was in a homosexual relationship, the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio has said that educators must respect Catholic teaching and morals.  

Descendant of founding American files 50th mandate lawsuit

Mar 14, 2013 - 02:06 am .- A Baptist small business owner whose ancestors fought religious persecution as founding Americans has filed the 50th lawsuit challenging the federal contraception mandate.

Congress, UN petitioned for release of Iranian pastor

Mar 12, 2013 - 06:01 pm .- Efforts have intensified to free an American citizen imprisoned in Iran for his work as a Christian pastor, with religious liberty advocates appealing to both the United Nations and U.S. lawmakers.

Legislators behind religious freedom law support Hobby Lobby

Feb 22, 2013 - 12:03 am .- Nearly a dozen U.S. lawmakers who supported a 1993 law protecting religious liberty have formally defended Hobby Lobby in its recent religious freedom lawsuit.

HHS mandate changes protect only 'a few more ministries'

Feb 5, 2013 - 04:06 am .- Legal analysts warned that the government’s new proposals on the HHS mandate do little to expand religious freedom protections for employers that object to it.  

Mandate changes insufficient, say religious liberty groups

Feb 2, 2013 - 04:27 pm .-  Religious freedom advocates throughout the country are voicing disappointment at suggested changes to the federal contraception mandate aimed at resolving freedom of conscience concerns.

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