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Trump Picks Sam Brownback as Religious Freedom Ambassador
President makes his nomination much faster than President Obama.
Trump Picks Sam Brownback as Religious Freedom Ambassador. Gleanings.
Jehovah's Witnesses Remain Banned as Russia Rejects Appeal
And most Russians are okay with it.
Jehovah's Witnesses Remain Banned as Russia Rejects Appeal. International.
In Sex Disputes, Most Americans Still Favor Religious Rights
But 1 in 5 think conservative Christians are motivated by hate.
About half of Americans (48%) say religious freedom is more important in such conflicts when faith and sexuality clash, according to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research
Play On: Supreme Court Gives Christian Schools a Big Victory
Trinity Lutheran ruling defends religious institutions from discrimination in certain public benefits.
In its biggest religious freedom case of the year, the US Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of a conservative Lutheran congregation seeking a state grant for improving its playground
Supreme Court to Decide If Christian Businesses Must Serve Gay Weddings
Colorado baker faces fines for refusing cakes for same-sex couples.
Supreme Court to Decide If Christian Businesses Must Serve Gay Weddings. Gleanings.
Caste Aside: India’s New President Has ‘No Room for Christians’
Church leaders believe Hindu nationalism will outweigh the Dalit leader’s lower-caste loyalties.
Church leaders believe Hindu nationalism will outweigh the Dalit leader's lower-caste loyalties.
Christian Orgs Labeled Hate Groups on Top Charity Site
(UPDATED) GuideStar adopts Southern Poverty Law Center’s controversial designations.
Kate Shellnutt. June 22, 2017 3:01 PM. Image: ADF / Facebook. The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) argues religious freedom cases before the Supreme Court.
For the First Time, Russia Ranked Among Worst Violators of Religious Freedom
USCIRF annual report expands countries of particular concern.
For the First Time, Russia Ranked Among Worst Violators of Religious Freedom. For the First Time, Russia Ranked Among Worst Violators of Religious Freedom.
Leaked Trump Rule: Any Religious Employer Can Opt Out of Contraception Coverage
Draft broadens exemptions to controversial Obamacare mandate. But Little Sisters will still sue.
interest, according to the new rule, but they now recognize the mandate as “impos(ing) a substantial burden on the exercise of religion” under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Texas Adoption Law Could Jumpstart Christian Agencies Again
Some providers paused services out of fear of legal backlash for not placing children with gay couples.
Some providers paused services out of fear of legal backlash for not placing children with gay couples.
Trump’s Religious Liberty Order Doesn’t Answer Most Evangelicals’ Prayers
Prayer breakfast pledge to ‘totally destroy’ Johnson Amendment comes up shy; conscience exemptions from LGBT anti-discrimination rules missing.
Prayer breakfast pledge to 'totally destroy' Johnson Amendment comes up shy; conscience exemptions from LGBT anti-discrimination rules missing.
Trump’s Religious Freedom Order Won’t Help the Baker, Florist, and Photographer
Federal protections will only go so far in the complicated tussle between faith and LGBT rights.
Trump's Religious Freedom Order Won't Help the Baker, Florist, and Photographer. Trump's Religious Freedom Order Won't Help the Baker, Florist, and Photographer.
Russia Bans Jehovah’s Witnesses as Extremists
High court ruling puts pacifist faith in same category as terrorists.
Russia Bans Jehovah's Witnesses as Extremists. International.
Trump’s Supreme Court Pick: Religious Freedom Defender Neil Gorsuch
Scholarly Denver judge who ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby would fill Scalia's seat as the court's only Protestant.
Gleanings. Trump's Supreme Court Pick: Religious Freedom Defender Neil Gorsuch. “He has been strong on religious freedom,” said Thomas Berg, a professor at the University of St.
Russia’s Plan to Ban Jehovah’s Witnesses Puts Evangelicals in a Tight Spot
Group gives Protestants competition for souls, but also an ally on religious freedom.
Russia's Plan to Ban Jehovah's Witnesses Puts Evangelicals in a Tight Spot. International.
Does the United States Belong on Persecution Lists?Subscriber Access Only
Experts weigh in.
International Christian Concern even included the United States in its religious freedom Hall of Shame list for the first time in 2016, citing “constant attacks in the media” and believers
Defending the Faith (of Others)Subscriber Access Only
Russian evangelicals’ hesitancy to back Jehovah’s Witnesses could backfire.
for the Good News. However, Witnesses have historically served as a bellwether for religious freedom for other minority groups. In Russia, that includes
Congrats, Frank Wolf: Obama Approves Expansion of International Religious Freedom Act
IRFA modernization gives State Department new tools to protect Christians (and others) persecuted by ISIS.
Gleanings. Congrats, Frank Wolf: Obama Approves Expansion of International Religious Freedom Act. IRFA modernization gives State Department new
The Invisible Heroes of the Persecuted ChurchSubscriber Access Only
The case for Christians investing in the profession only 1 in 5 Americans trust.
countries, these lawyers are really heroic figures,” said David Saperstein, who served under the Obama administration as US ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.
Southern Baptists Back Away from Backing Mosques
Trustee scuffle over ‘unholy alliance’ leads IMB to leave ERLC’s side on religious freedom fights.
Trustee scuffle over 'unholy alliance' leads IMB to leave ERLC's side on religious freedom fights. Gleanings. Southern Baptists Back Away from Backing Mosques.
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What’s Under the Microscope Can Lead to Worship
What’s Under the Microscope Can Lead to Worship
Finding beauty in the mundane: from our morning coffee to a nematode worm.
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