Fortnight for Freedom

Bishops' video series encourages prayer, action for Religious Freedom Week

Jun 21, 2018 - 06:33 am .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has posted a video series for Religious Freedom Week 2018, inviting Catholics to pray and act in support of religious liberty.

Christian law school loses religious freedom claim at Canadian Supreme Court

Jun 16, 2018 - 09:43 am .- The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Friday that law societies in the country could deny licensing to a proposed Christian law school because the school adheres to Biblical teaching on sexuality.

'Much-needed' initiative aims to protect churches from zoning discrimination

Jun 15, 2018 - 12:31 pm .- Protecting places of worship from zoning discrimination is the focus of a new initiative from the Department of Justice, announced earlier this week. 

Rally supporting Masterpiece Cakeshop draws hundreds

Jun 12, 2018 - 06:39 pm .- Hundreds of people attended a rally outside Masterpiece Cakeshop last week, showing support for a U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the religious freedom of the shop’s owner.

Religious freedom groups praise Supreme Court's Masterpiece ruling

Jun 4, 2018 - 09:29 pm .- Religious freedom groups cheered Monday’s 7-2 Supreme Court decision that a Colorado baker had his rights violated when the state civil rights commission said he was required to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding.

US Secretary of State announces major religious freedom meeting

May 29, 2018 - 10:33 pm .- The U.S. government will host its first-ever Ministerial Meeting to Advance Religious Freedom this summer, newly-confirmed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced May 29.

After punishing Christian cake baker, Colo. civil rights board revised

May 25, 2018 - 06:08 am .- A new law will revise the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, after the commission gained attention when its decision in a free speech case involving a Christian cake baker was taken to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Swedish town approves Islamic call to prayer after having denied church bells

May 17, 2018 - 10:54 pm .- A town in southern Sweden granted permission this week to allow Islamic calls to prayer for the local mosque – a move some are calling controversial in light of the town’s previous denial of the use of bells by the Catholic parish.

Foster parents join Philadelphia’s Catholic Social Services in discrimination lawsuit

May 17, 2018 - 08:39 pm .- A group of foster parents and social workers appeared in court on Wednesday, asking that the city of Philadelphia rescind its decision to ban a Catholic organization from placing children in foster homes.

Alliance Defending Freedom booted from Amazon Smile program over 'hate group' label

May 7, 2018 - 05:16 pm .- Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a Christian legal organization that promotes life, marriage and religious liberty, has been removed from the “AmazonSmile” charitable giving program after being designated a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).