Fortnight for Freedom

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).

New report paints worrying picture of global religious freedom

Apr 26, 2018 - 04:45 pm .- Religious freedom conditions worsened across the globe in the past year, according to the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom’s 2018 report, released April 25. ??

Chicago church leaders unite to oppose massive tax threat to religious groups

Apr 21, 2018 - 12:01 pm .- Religious leaders in Chicago are fighting to end a lawsuit filed by an atheist group that would impose upwards of $1 billion in taxes for churches around the nation.

Five things Catholics can do to support international religious liberty

Apr 19, 2018 - 09:09 pm .- At the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Summit on Wednesday, Robert George shared five steps Catholics can take to support religious freedom at home and abroad.

For opposing gay marriage, she's facing death threats and million-dollar lawsuits

Apr 18, 2018 - 09:04 am .- When Barronelle Stutzman took a stand for her Christian beliefs nearly five years ago, she never imagined that she would eventually be appealing to the US Supreme Court to defend her decision.

Austria considers headscarf ban for young girls in school

Apr 5, 2018 - 09:05 pm .- The Muslim community in Austria is calling for more dialogue surrounding the government’s recent proposal to ban headscarves, or hijabs, for young girls in schools.

Hundreds of Catholic employers win injunction against contraception mandate

Apr 2, 2018 - 10:29 pm .- A federal judge ruled in favor of the Catholic Benefits Association last week, issuing a permanent injunction and declaratory relief against the Department of Health and Human Services’ contraception mandate.This means that organizations belonging to the CBA do not have to provide coverage of drugs, the use of which they believe to be immoral, as dictated by the mandate.

Ambassador Brownback: World faces a 'critical moment' for religious minorities

Mar 26, 2018 - 10:11 pm .- “It is more dangerous now than any time in history to be a person of faith,” said Ambassador Sam Brownback at an event marking the second anniversary of U.S. recognition that the Islamic State committed genocide against religious minorities, including Christians, in Syria and Iraq.

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.