Fortnight for Freedom

Catholic college's new bridge too Catholic, neighbors complain

Mar 22, 2017 - 09:40 pm .- A bridge featuring crosses on the property of Villanova, a Catholic university in a Philadelphia suburb, will be built despite complaints from some local taxpayers.

EU ruling against workplace hijab draws religious freedom criticism

Mar 15, 2017 - 06:12 am .- Responding to the case of a receptionist fired for wearing a hijab to work, the Court of Justice of the European Union has allowed a qualified ban on religious headscarves in the workplace.

NY archdiocese defends right to make hiring decisions

Mar 10, 2017 - 03:40 am .- The Archdiocese of New York argued before a federal circuit court this week that it should have the freedom to make employment decisions about Catholic school principals without government intervention.

Muhammad Ali's family speaks up on religious freedom after airport detainment

Mar 9, 2017 - 11:45 pm .- Family members of boxing great Muhammed Ali say they were detained at an airport for their religion and have linked the incident President Donald Trump’s travel ban, which they are challenging on religious freedom grounds.

Congress can do more for religious liberty abroad, scorecard finds

Mar 1, 2017 - 10:02 pm .- The United States Congress can do more to prioritize international religious freedom, and ensuring that bills come up for a vote is key to that, an advocacy organization has found in its new scorecard for Senators and Representatives.

How old anti-Catholic laws still threaten religious freedom today

Feb 23, 2017 - 10:54 pm .- Anti-Catholic state laws from the 19th century are today being used by secularists to fight public funding of all religious organizations, warned a religious freedom advocacy group.

Florist who lost religious liberty case says all freedoms are at stake

Feb 19, 2017 - 10:03 am .- A Washington florist fined for not serving a same-sex wedding out of conscience says the state's supreme court “violated” her freedoms by ruling against her on Thursday.

Christian florist loses religious liberty case, will appeal to US Supreme Court

Feb 16, 2017 - 10:35 pm .- A Washington state florist must pay fines and legal costs for conscientiously objecting to serving a same-sex wedding, as the state’s supreme court upheld a lower court’s decision on Thursday.

Why we need a religious freedom move from Trump – and soon

Feb 15, 2017 - 01:00 pm .- President Donald Trump must sign an executive order with broad protections for religious freedom, or global consequences could soon follow, Catholic leaders insist.

Outgoing ambassador sees major strides in religious freedom

Feb 11, 2017 - 01:32 pm .- The U.S. has made significant strides in promoting religious freedom abroad in the last two years, says the outgoing U.S. religious freedom ambassador.  

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