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Aug 9, 2019 - 10:09 am .- Catholic and other religious leaders signed a joint resolution Thursday encouraging the Pakistani government to adopt policies to protect religious minorities.
Aug 8, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- Two bills were announced in Wisconsin this week intended to protect victims of child sexual abuse. The Catholic Church in the state has registered its strong objection to one bill's intention to force violation of the seal of confession.
Aug 7, 2019 - 05:50 pm .- High school tennis players who observe the Sabbath on Saturday have challenged a Washington state athletics association in court, saying its rules wrongly disqualify them from participating in the tennis postseason.
Aug 2, 2019 - 02:32 pm .- A law professor at a Dutch university has noted concerns over the effects of a newly implemented law banning women from wearing burqas in some public places in the country, suggesting it will be to the detriment of religion's role in the public square.
Jul 30, 2019 - 11:01 am .- Government officials from China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region said Tuesday that the area's re-education camps for Muslims have been successful, with most of those held having been reintegrated into Chinese society.
Jul 24, 2019 - 12:15 pm .- An article published Wednesday in a state-run paper from mainland China repeated government talking points regarding the situations of the Uighurs, a Muslim ethnoreligious group in the country's northwest.
Jul 23, 2019 - 02:01 pm .- Attorneys for Denver-area cake artist Jack Phillips filed a motion this week to dismiss a third lawsuit seeking to force him to create a cake that expresses a message contrary to his religious beliefs.
Jul 20, 2019 - 06:01 am .- An Orlando-area McDonald’s is being sued for denying employment to a man on account of his beard.
Jul 10, 2019 - 01:19 pm .- The religious discrimination bill proposed by Australia's coalition government is being well received generally, though some conservative members of parliament have asked instead for a religious freedom bill.
Jul 9, 2019 - 01:10 pm .- Christians are called to win the battle of ideas and values in secular society, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said Tuesday.
Jun 20, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- The president of a Christian political advocacy and lobbying group has been elected to serve as chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Jun 20, 2019 - 09:00 am .- In a 7-2 decision, the court ruled in the case American Legion v. American Humanist Association that the Bladensburg Peace Cross does not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and can remain on public land and be maintained by public funds.
Jun 18, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- The Canadian province of Quebec passed a law Sunday prohibiting future government employees “in positions of authority” from expressing their beliefs through religious symbols during office hours.
Jun 18, 2019 - 04:10 pm .- Before the month is out, the US Supreme Court is expected to issue its decision in an establishment clause case with the potential to create a new standard for dealing with problems related to religious liberty, religious symbols, and the relationship between religion and public life.
Jun 18, 2019 - 02:26 pm .- The Eritrean Catholic Church has criticized the government of the one-party state for seizing and closing its 22 health clinics throughout the country last week.
Jun 12, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- Jack Phillips, a Christian cake baker based in Colorado, is being sued for a third time for declining to make a cake that expresses messages contrary to his religious beliefs.
Jun 11, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- Islamic countries should be more vocal in criticizing China's mistreatment of the Uyghurs, a Muslim ethnoreligious group, the US ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom said Monday.
Jun 4, 2019 - 01:27 pm .- The Little Sisters of the Poor are expected back in court Thursday to ask for protection against a lawsuit seeking to end the religious order’s exemption from the HHS contraception mandate.
Jun 4, 2019 - 12:29 pm .- The United Nations General Assembly last week adopted a resolution proclaiming Aug. 22 as the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief.
Jun 3, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- Lawyers representing Catholic Social Services of Philadelphia are appealing to the Supreme Court after the agency was stripped of its contract to provide foster care services for the city for refusing to place children with same-sex couples.