Pro-life nurse files lawsuit after being denied job

State Department releases report on international religious freedom

    Acton Institute: Yesterday the State Department released its International Religious Freedom Report for 2013. A wide range of U.S. government agencies and offices use the reports for such efforts as shaping policy and conducting diplomacy. The Secretary of State also uses the reports to help determine which countries have engaged in or tolerated “particularly severe violations” of religious freedom in order to designate “countries of particular concern.”

  • Posted: 07/29/2014
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Religious persecution makes migrants out of millions; ‘worst in recent memory’

IRS promises atheist group to investigate ‘Pulpit Freedom’ churches

IRS promises atheists it will intrude on churches

Crumbling freedom: Cake artist sent to ‘reeducation’

Nigeria militants bomb church, attack Christians; several killed

Court rules in favor of 9/11 cross, against atheist lawsuit

Satanists invoke Hobby Lobby, say informed-consent laws violate their religious beliefs

Mosul’s Christians ask, ‘Where is the conscience of the world?’

Police in China remove church’s cross

Religious leader looks to west for help for Iraqi Christians

Obama nominates Religious Freedom Ambassador who called protecting Hobby Lobby “deeply troubling”

How ministries going digital could unwittingly aid atheists targeting church tax breaks

IRS faces new grilling over targeting churches

Casey Mattox talks religious liberty in the context of Hobby Lobby/Conestoga (video)

Obama’s executive order gets mixed Catholic reaction

ISIS takes over 4th century monastery as Iraqi Christians flee

Chinese Christians fight government to keep their crosses on their churches

ISIS destroys Jonah’s tomb in Mosul, Iraq, as militant violence continues

IRS to atheists: Okay, we’ll investigate Pulpit Freedom Sunday pastors

Editor fired for criticizing “Queen James Bible” on personal blog files federal complaint

Lawsuit filed over mayor’s denial of atheist display near “prayer station”

Microscope technician sues over firing for creationist research

Observers uncertain about the impact of Obama’s employment orders on faith-based agencies

IRS will monitor church activity

Why rumors of a massive order by ISIS to mutilate women are probably false

Losing our religion: The death of Christian Mosul

Supreme Court forces Obama admin to craft new birth control option for religious nonprofits

UN: Islamic state militants order female genital mutilation in Iraq

Obama’s executive order ‘threatens religious freedom’

‘We will not tolerate your religion!’ School fires scientist for questioning evolution

Mosul Christian: Thanks for changing your #WeAreN photo

Newspaper editor fired for criticism of “gay Bible”

Meriam Ibrahim finally leaves Sudan, meets Pope Francis

Thirteen simple things anyone can do to defend religious liberty

A new religious liberty accommodation for non-profit organizations?

IRS promises atheists it will intrude on churches, America deserves details

Obama admin may revise HHS mandate after losing Hobby Lobby battle

Ancient Palestine church provides shelter for Muslims fleeing Gaza strikes

Faith-based nonprofits will likely land in court over Obama’s nondiscrimination orders

Christianity and non-Hindu religious activity banned

A ban on new church construction angers Sudanese Christians

Non-Hindu religious activity banned in some Indian villages

So far, the media is failing on covering Democrats’ falsehoods about contraception mandates

Government drafting birth control accommodation

Poll: Voters support Christian bakery

ISIS robs Christians fleeing its edict in Mosul: Convert, leave, or die

    The Daily Beast: After being issued an ultimatum from ISIS in Mosul, some of the city’s last Christian families have fled, only to be robbed of their last possessions at ISIS checkpoints. Friday at noon was the deadline for Christian families to meet ISIS’s demands: Convert to Islam, pay an anachronistic Islamic tax for non-Muslims known as jizya, leave Mosul, or be killed. But the day before the final exodus, Christians were informed jizya was no longer an option. The order came to convert, leave, or die.

  • Posted: 07/23/2014
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Meriam Ibrahim still now allowed to leave Sudan after being sentenced to die

Executive Order: “Mr. President, you have crossed a dangerous, unprecedented line”

Obama’s Executive Order endangers religious liberty

ISIS militants ‘seize Iraq monastery and expel monks’

Christians not healthy enough to flee Mosul after death threat renounce faith for Islam ‘just to stay alive’

Colorado baker appeals gvmt ‘re-education’ order

IRS agrees to monitor churches for electioneering

Gilbert church receives a sign from (close to) heaven

Colorado baker fights back on cakes for same-sex weddings

‘Dehumanizing’ or human freedom? Baker’s case headed to appeals court

Obama admin: We’ll do business with you if your theology agrees with ours

Four problems and a response to Obama’s executive order

Obama refuses to add religious exemption to homosexual employment mandate

A new movement: International religious freedom for all

    Canon and Culture: Religious freedom is under attack internationally. Recent studies indicate 75 percent of the global population lives in countries restricting the free and peaceful practice of religion. In this context, Christians of all denominations suffer from repression and violent persecution. But they are not alone – persons of different faiths and no faith are also targeted because of their religious beliefs or lack thereof. Every day, millions of people around the world face repression, violence, and possibly even death.

  • Posted: 07/21/2014
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