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Labor Department rule aims to widen religious freedom protection for employers

Aug 15, 2019 - 10:00 pm .- The new policy expands a Johnson-era executive order protecting the rights of religious employers with federal government contracts to hire from within their religious group. 

Melbourne archbishop ready to defy law over seal of confession

Aug 14, 2019 - 08:10 pm .- The Archbishop of Melbourne has said he is prepared to defy a proposed new law that would force priests in the Australian state of Victoria to violate the seal of confession.

Bishops call for support for HHS rule change

Aug 13, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- August 13 is the last day on which the Department of Health and Human Services will receive feedback on the proposed change to the interpretation of section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Inter-religious leaders in Pakistan urge protections for religious minorities

Aug 9, 2019 - 04:09 pm .- Catholic and other religious leaders signed a joint resolution Thursday encouraging the Pakistani government to adopt policies to protect religious minorities.

Tennis competition neglected student athletes who observe Sabbath, lawsuit says

Aug 7, 2019 - 11:50 pm .- High school tennis players who observe the Sabbath on Saturday have challenged a Washington state athletics association in court, saying its rules wrongly disqualify them from participating in the tennis postseason.

Dutch burqa ban prompts concern for religion in the public square

Aug 2, 2019 - 08:32 pm .- A law professor at a Dutch university has noted concerns over the effects of a newly implemented law banning women from wearing burqas in some public places in the country, suggesting it will be to the detriment of religion's role in the public square.

Chinese officials claim most Xinjiang detainees have been released

Jul 30, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- Government officials from China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region said Tuesday that the area's re-education camps for Muslims have been successful, with most of those held having been reintegrated into Chinese society.

In Northern Iraq, Christians face obstacles on the road to rebuilding

Jul 24, 2019 - 07:21 pm .- As some Christian genocide victims rebuild their homes in Northern Iraq, a tenuous security situation still threatens their future in the region.

China continues to rebut Western claims about repression of Uighurs

Jul 24, 2019 - 06:15 pm .- An article published Wednesday in a state-run paper from mainland China repeated government talking points regarding the situations of the Uighurs, a Muslim ethnoreligious group in the country's northwest.

Eritreans suffering from seizure of Catholic health clinics, aid group says

Jul 24, 2019 - 04:37 pm .- The Eritrean government’s recent closure of all Catholic-run health clinics in the country will have devastating effects for the people of the country, warned the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need.