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Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett speaks at a press conference to announce the Defending Freedoms project Dec 6, 2012.

Global report warns of 'dire' religious freedom plight

May 4, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

A recent report on international religious liberty cautioned that severe threats to freedom of religion exist in diverse communities through... Read more

St. Joseph's Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio.

Diocese affirms need for Catholic fidelity after teacher fired

Apr 26, 2013

Following controversy over the firing of a Catholic school gym teacher who was in a homosexual relationship, the Diocese of... Read more

Pres Barack Obama with HHS Sec Kathleen Sebelius announce the contraceptive mandate at the White House, Jan. 12, 2012. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

Descendant of founding American files 50th mandate lawsuit

Mar 14, 2013

A Baptist small business owner whose ancestors fought religious persecution as founding Americans has filed the 50th lawsuit challenging the... Read more

Imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini with his family.

Congress, UN petitioned for release of Iranian pastor

Mar 12, 2013

Efforts have intensified to free an American citizen imprisoned in Iran for his work as a Christian pastor, with religious... Read more

David Green, Hobby Lobby CEO and founder.

Legislators behind religious freedom law support Hobby Lobby

Feb 22, 2013

Nearly a dozen U.S. lawmakers who supported a 1993 law protecting religious liberty have formally defended Hobby Lobby in its... Read more

Brian Walsh, executive director of the American Religious Freedom Program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

HHS mandate changes protect only 'a few more ministries'

Feb 5, 2013

Legal analysts warned that the government’s new proposals on the HHS mandate do little to expand religious freedom protections for... Read more

Helen M. Alvare and Kyle Duncan.

Mandate changes insufficient, say religious liberty groups

Feb 2, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

 Religious freedom advocates throughout the country are voicing disappointment at suggested changes to the federal contraception mandate aimed at resolving... Read more