Fortnight for Freedom

ACLU's 'petty lawsuit' won't help foster children, families tell court

Mar 9, 2018 - 12:02 am .- A lawsuit threatening a Catholic adoption service is political maneuvering that will do nothing to help children in need of loving homes, families and supporters told a federal court in Michigan during oral arguments this week.

Iceland bishop voices concern over proposed circumcision ban

Mar 8, 2018 - 06:19 pm .- As Iceland's parliament continues to consider a bill that would bar circumcision for non-medical reasons, the head of the country's Catholic diocese has expressed concerns over religious persecution.

Colorado bishops support religious freedom of jailed Mennonite

Mar 4, 2018 - 11:38 am .- Colorado bishops have released a statement of solidarity with a Mennonite investigator who has been imprisoned for failing to testify in a death penalty case due to her religious beliefs.

Iceland's possible circumcision ban raises religious liberty questions

Feb 19, 2018 - 10:23 pm .- An Icelandic bill that would bar circumcision for non-medical reasons has given rise to opposition from various religious groups, including Christians as well as Jews and Muslims.

Senator: Extreme EEOC nominee puts religious liberty at risk

Feb 16, 2018 - 10:28 am .- The Trump administration’s re-nomination of Chai Feldblum to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission puts religious liberty and marriage in danger and should be withdrawn, one U.S. Senator said this week.

Canadian Catholics won’t be bullied into supporting abortion, bishop says

Feb 9, 2018 - 02:00 pm .- A Canadian bishop announced that the Diocese of London, Ontario, would protest new requirements for government grants that require organizations to profess the government’s view on topics like abortion rights and gender identity.

What New York’s non-discrimination order could mean for religious liberty

Feb 9, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has signed an executive order that bans the state from doing business with companies that “promote or tolerate” discrimination, a move that has some religious liberty advocates crying foul.

Cardinal Marx: Bill banning circumcision in Iceland a threat to religious freedom

Feb 8, 2018 - 07:00 am .- A new bill proposed in Iceland that would make circumcision punishable by up to six years in prison is a “dangerous attack” on religious freedom, Cardinal Reinhard Marx has said.

Ambassador Brownback: 'Religious freedom is the most important foreign relations topic today'

Feb 6, 2018 - 10:46 pm .- In his first public appearance as US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback spoke to Muslim, Jewish, and Christians leaders gathered to discuss their shared commitment to promoting peace and protecting religious minorities in the Muslim world.

Catholic bishops join with rabbis, imams in Canadian religious liberty fight

Jan 26, 2018 - 10:01 am .- Interreligious leaders from across Canada came together Thursday to sign a statement urging the national government to respect their freedom of conscience by changing controversial new requirements to qualify for federal funding of youth summer jobs.