The U.S Commission on International Religious Freedom has designated Russia a "country of particular concern" for the first time.
USCIRF annual report expands countries of particular concern. Russia’s ongoing crackdown on religious minorities, foreign missionaries, and evangelists has earned it a spot among the worst countries in the world for religious freedom. The...Show More Summary
“The state of affairs for international religious freedom is worsening," according to a U.S. government body.
Dozens of Republican lawmakers are pushing for Donald Trump to sign a “religious freedom” executive order that was discussed earlier this year. USA Today reports: A group of 51 members of the House wrote to Trump this month to “requ… Read The post Dozens of GOP Lawmakers Pushing Trump to Sign Anti-LGBT ‘Religious Freedom’ Executive Order appeared first on Towleroad.
The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice’s annual Spring Festival of Conflict Transformation runs 26 April-11 May at Queen’s University Belfast. It features 11 events, free and open to the public,...Show More Summary
'Pending a legal review,' Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey will sign the law.
Trinity Lutheran Child Learning Center simply wanted to make its facility safer for the children who use it. That’s why the center applied for a state grant to get recycled tire products to resurface the playground. But the state ofShow More Summary
This is a striking blow to religious freedom in a nation where dissent is routinely punished.
Religious freedom in the American context has two meanings. One is that government will not promote religion or, as the 1st Amendment puts it, that there will be “no law respecting an establishment of religion.” But the 1st Amendment also protects the “free exercise” of religion. That means citizens...
Religious freedom is not something to toy with – even on the playground. On Wednesday, an unusual crowd gathered outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. as justices inside heard oral arguments on whether or not a religiously-affiliated preschool can receive government money to make its playground safer for kids. Show More Summary
The Economic and Social Council voted Wednesday to grant accreditation to the organization Christian Solidarity Worldwide which promotes religious freedom in over 20 countries, overturning a U.N. committee's decision. The … Click to Continue »
In his first week on the Supreme Court, newly sworn-in Justice Neil Gorsuch—an avowed defender of religious freedom—will hear oral arguments in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer. The important religious liberty case asks whether the First Amendment’s...Show More Summary
President Donald Trump devoted Friday’s weekly address to the numerous religions celebrating holidays this weekend, from Christians observing Good Friday and Easter to Jewish people observing Passover. In doing so, he made sure to reinforce his administration’s firm approach to … More » The post Trump Talks Religious Freedom During Weekly Address appeared first on EveryJoe.
NEARLY 2,000 years ago today, according to the Bible, Jesus of Nazareth was crucified for “subverting” the people of Judea. Even after two millennia, humanity has still not managed to eliminate religious persecution. In fact, one index published on April 11th suggests that freedom of worship is actually declining.
If you're a regular reader of this blog, you know that we've been impatiently awaiting oral arguments and, ultimately, a decision in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer. The case is one of the most interesting of the term, both for its factual background (kindergartens! recycled tires!) and......
The Indiana House is sending a bill codifying student religious freedoms to Gov. Eric Holcomb for his consideration. The bill by Democratic Rep. John Bartlett of Indianapolis originally contained a … Click to Continue »
Three members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) sent a letter to members of Congress Monday expressing their “strong...
Islamic extremism deadliest ideology in. for first time in 30 years. Surpasses anti-government extremists, white supremacists in 2016
Col. Michael Madrid is fighting for religious freedom after receiving a Letter of Admonishment from a superior.
LGBT Discrimination Isn't Legal under the Philosophy of Religious Freedom