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Saudi Arabia’s Neighbor Defends Religious Freedom of Individuals
(UPDATED) Arab Christian leaders react to Bahrain Declaration, which builds upon Marrakesh and Jakarta efforts by Muslim leaders.
Saudi Arabia's Neighbor Defends Religious Freedom of Individuals. International.
State Department's Unusually Short Religious Freedom Update: ISIS Is Bad
Months late, new Secretary of State highlights ongoing genocide in Middle East.
International. State Department's Unusually Short Religious Freedom Update: ISIS Is Bad. The annual report reviews the state of religious freedom in 199 countries.
Icing on the Cake: Justice Dept. Backs Christian Baker Bound for Supreme Court
Trump administration sides with Masterpiece Cakeshop’s religious liberty claim for refusing same-sex wedding clients.
Subscribe to CT and get one year free. Tags: Religious FreedomSame-Sex MarriageSupreme Court. Posted by:Kate Shellnutt Bio @KateShellnutt. Gleanings
Gleanings: October 2017Subscriber Access Only
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our October issue).
In a late and unusually short preface to the US State Department's annual international religious freedom assessment, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson laid out a single concern: ISIS.
Dear Secretary Tillerson: Don’t Downsize Religion in Foreign Affairs
Closing the RGA is much more than a bureaucratic loss; it impacts our Christian brothers and sisters around the globe.
and the Committee on Foreign Relations of plans to eliminate the RGA special advisor position and fold only a few of its functions into the Office of International Religious Freedom (IRF
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.
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
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.
Texas Churches Flooded by Harvey Sue FEMA for Discrimination
Building upon Supreme Court’s Trinity Lutheran ruling, lawsuit claims excluding churches from relief grants violates First Amendment.
Building upon Supreme Court's Trinity Lutheran ruling, lawsuit claims excluding churches from relief grants violates First Amendment.
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.
What a Playground’s Victory Means for Christian SchoolsSubscriber Access Only
Supreme Court decision could change playing field for school choice movement.
Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra| August 18, 2017. In its biggest religious freedom case of the year, the US Supreme Court set a precedent for school choice decisions—but also didn't.
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.
Christian Orgs Labeled Hate Groups on Top Charity Site
(UPDATED) GuideStar adopts and then drops 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.
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.
D. James Kennedy Ministries Sues SPLC over Hate Map
Coral Ridge broadcaster is first Christian group to take Southern Poverty Law Center to court over ‘anti-LGBT’ label.
Coral Ridge broadcaster is first Christian group to take Southern Poverty Law Center to court over 'anti-LGBT' label.
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.
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.
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.
Germans Are Welcoming Refugees as a Way to Honor Luther’s Legacy
Germans Are Welcoming Refugees as a Way to Honor Luther’s Legacy
Asylum seekers and immigrants are big part of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary in Germany.
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