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religious freedom - Latest News
Apr 8, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- After the coronavirus pandemic forced the Supreme Court to postpone oral arguments in cases scheduled in March and April, several Catholic institutions are waiting on the status of their religious freedom cases.
Mar 30, 2020 - 10:00 am .- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday, March 27 threatened to “permanently” shut down houses of worship that continue to hold public services in violation of the city’s ban on gatherings of any size. 
Mar 9, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- The Department of Justice is targeting state and local government violations of religious freedom, a senior DOJ official told reporters on Monday.
Mar 4, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Voters in the state rejected an effort to overturn a state law that will go into effect next September. The law eliminates parents’ ability to opt-out of the state’s school enrollment vaccination requirement because of their philosophical or religious beliefs. 
Feb 28, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Chelsey Nelson, a photographer with her own business, sued the city of Louisville over an ordinance she says would compel her to violate her religious beliefs and serve same-sex weddings.
Feb 19, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Britain’s National Health Service has clarified a new policy that will allow patients found to be homophoic, racist, and sexist to be denied non-emergency treatment. 
Feb 17, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- A leaked document from a county in China's northwest details the personal information of some 3,000 Uyghurs. It gives violation of birth control policies as the most common reason for their “re-education”, often alongside other reasons.
Feb 7, 2020 - 03:57 pm .- Reports of a new special adviser to the President on international religious freedom could be a game-changer for U.S. foreign policy, one expert said Friday.
Feb 6, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- A new International Religious Freedom Alliance with 27 member states was announced on Wednesday by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Jan 22, 2020 - 04:05 pm .- States should not deny tax credit programs to families who choose religious private schools, said members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case addressing the issue of school choice.
Jan 22, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- On behalf of Philadelphia’s Pakistani Catholic community, Archbishop Charles Chaput encouraged the Pakistani prime minister Tuesday to shape a culture of religious freedom in the country.
Jan 16, 2020 - 04:10 pm .- The head of the U.S. bishops’ religious liberty committee called on Americans to build a “culture of religious freedom” that respects the ability of all people to live out their beliefs in peace.
Jan 16, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- A Utah legislator’s proposal to remove protections for priests and other clergy who hear confessions of the sexual abuse of minors has drawn significant criticism from Catholics and other commentators.
Jan 15, 2020 - 08:34 pm .- Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Jan. 15 that he intends to sign into law a bill to protect adoption organizations which place children based on the belief in marriage as a union between a man and woman.
Jan 15, 2020 - 11:00 am .- More than a dozen members of Congress have asked President Trump to press for the release of U.S. pastors imprisoned in China, as the two countries sign phase one of a trade agreement today.
Jan 14, 2020 - 08:00 am .- The Chinese Government have announced that, as of May 1, new policies to “strengthen ethnic unity” will go into effect in Tibet. 
Jan 7, 2020 - 04:57 pm .- The U.K.’s independent regulator for doctors has said it will review its decision to close a case against a Christian doctor facing second-hand complaints of breaking professional conduct rules by discussing religion with patients.
Jan 6, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- China will enforce new restrictions on religious groups, organizations, meetings, and other related events starting on Feb 1. 
Jan 2, 2020 - 05:51 pm .- The president of the Mexican bishops' conference expressed his support for a bill that would grant more freedom to the Church in the country, loosening long-established restrictions on religious groups.
Dec 30, 2019 - 11:09 am .- Helping Americans understand the importance of religious freedom, as well as a measured view of contemporary threats to it, is the goal of a new book from a leading attorney in the field.