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Milwaukee archdiocese sues over pandemic prison ministry prohibition

On Friday, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee against... Read more

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Indiana supreme court tosses out lawsuit against Indianapolis archdiocese

The Indiana supreme court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, filed by a former Catholic school... Read more

Legislators urge Biden to address global religious persecution

A bipartisan group of members of Congress asked President Biden this week to prioritize responding to global religious persecution. Read more

Court dismisses Catholic school teacher’s employment discrimination claim

A federal district court dismissed the employment discrimination claim of a New Jersey Catholic school teacher last week, ruling that... Read more

Wealthy corporations back Equality Act stripped of religious freedom protections

Federal LGBT legislation that excludes important religious freedom protections has the backing of over 400 American corporations with trillions of... Read more

Sri Lanka's government proposes burqa ban

Despite concerns from religious rights groups, the Sri Lanka government is planning to introduced a ban on the wearing in... Read more

Catholic dioceses appeal to Supreme Court for protection against New York’s abortion coverage mandate

The dioceses of Albany and Ogdensburg and other Catholic and Christian ministries last week asked the U.S. Supreme Court to... Read more

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Biden administration weakens protections for women’s shelters

One legal group says that the Biden administration is putting women at risk in removing options for federally-funded women’s shelters... Read more

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Montana governor signs law clarifying religious freedom protections

Montana’s governor on Thursday signed a law holding the state to a high burden of proof when it violates someone’s... Read more

Quebec court upholds much of law barring religious symbols for public employees

A Canadian court upheld this week part of a Quebec law that bans government employees from wearing religious symbols at... Read more

Oct. 15, 2020: Demonstrators in Manhattan protest the treatment of Orthodox Jewish communities during COVID-19

Report: some countries used pandemic to target religious minorities

Some countries used the COVID-19 pandemic to target religious minorities last year, a federal commission revealed on Wednesday. Read more

Connecticut legislature considers ending religious exemptions for vaccines

The Connecticut House of Representatives has advanced a bill to end the religious exemption from childhood vaccine requirements, beginning in... Read more

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Africa seeing ‘dramatic increase in jihadist groups,’ says global religious freedom report

Aid to the Church in Need says groups have spread ‘within an alarmingly short timeframe’ Read more

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Indiana bill would make religious services 'essential' during declared emergencies

The Indiana legislature on Thursday sent a bill to the governor which would classify religious services as essential during declared... Read more

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California’s limit on home religious gatherings too strict, US Supreme Court says

California’s coronavirus restrictions on home-based religious gatherings like Bible studies, worship and prayer meetings were more strict than the constitution... Read more

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London police express regret over upset due to halting Good Friday service at Polish parish

The Archbishop of Southwark and representatives of the Metropolitan Police visited London's Christ the King Polish parish on Sunday, expressing... Read more

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Christian photographer claims New York law silences her free speech

A Christian photographer is suing the state of New York, claiming that a state nondiscrimination law violates her free speech... Read more

Indianapolis archdiocese: Government can’t interfere in Catholic schools' mission

Catholic schools must be free to uphold the Church’s teachings, lawyers for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis said after a federal... Read more

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Canada job program grants saw spike in rejection rates under abortion litmus test

Rejection rates spiked after a Canadian government job grant program’s 2018 rules required groups to affirm abortion rights, and rejections... Read more

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Report analyzes religious groups' risks of internet 'de-platforming', calls for action

Religious groups that speak on controversial topics are at risk of being removed from social media platforms and need to... Read more