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It’s Not Just Jehovah’s Witnesses: Before Ban, Russia Among Biggest Abusers of Religious Freedom

The U.S Commission on International Religious Freedom has designated Russia a "country of particular concern" for the first time.

For the First Time, Russia Ranked Among Worst Violators of Religious Freedom

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

U.S. Monitoring Western Europe Over Anti-Muslim, Anti-Jewish Discrimination

“The state of affairs for international religious freedom is worsening," according to a U.S. government body.

Dozens of GOP Lawmakers Pushing Trump to Sign Anti-LGBT ‘Religious Freedom’ Executive Order

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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.

Mitchell Institute Festival Goes Inside the Trump White House & Beyond – First Event Tomorrow on Radicalisation & Religious Freedom

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

Religious Freedom is Elementary in Playground Case

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

'Freedom of religion' collides with 'freedom from religion' on a Missouri playground

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...

Activists, Preschoolers Rally for Religious Freedom in Playground Case

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

UN accredits Christian Solidarity Worldwide despite protests

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 »

Neil Gorsuch’s First Big Test

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

Trump Talks Religious Freedom During Weekly Address

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.

Freedom of worship is on the decline in many countries

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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.

Is Trinity Lutheran's Religious Freedom Suit Moot?

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......

Indiana House sends religious freedoms measure to governor

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 »

US Bishops Back Religious Freedom Bill for Adoption, Child Welfare Service Organizations

Three members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) sent a letter to members of Congress Monday expressing their “strong...

World survey of religious freedom finds ‘Islamic hyper

Islamic extremism deadliest ideology in. for first time in 30 years. Surpasses anti-government extremists, white supremacists in 2016

‘I am not ashamed of my faith:’ Air Force officer punished for Christian view of marriage speaks out

Col. Michael Madrid is fighting for religious freedom after receiving a Letter of Admonishment from a superior.

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LGBT Discrimination Isn't Legal under the Philosophy of Religious Freedom

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