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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Our Hospitality Mandate (Part One)
What Does an Authentic Christian Reception of Syrian Refugees to the United States Look Like?
Rosebud's newfound freedom as a woman in the United States would end due to her and many practices through which to meet, interact with, and perhaps even bless religious others.
China, House Churches, and the Growth of the Kingdom
Two-thirds of Chinese Christians attend a house church.
Also, this generation had been raised in a society where spirituality in general, and religious faith in To understand the nature of persecution/freedom, keep in mind these realities:
Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition, Quantified
Pew examines who loves God and guns.
percent of less religious Americans. Predictably, less religious Americans are less likely to say that freedom of religion is essential to them (78% vs. 90%).
White Evangelicals Oppose Calls to Impeach Trump
President’s faithful want him to stay in office, and trust him on Russia.
nones, hold a negative opinion of the former Soviet nation, according to PRRI. Russia ranks among the worst violators of religious freedom in the world.).
Gleanings: September 2017Subscriber Access Only
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our September issue).
from the media and members of his own party for his religious affiliation, even Organizations like the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and the Family Research Council have spoken
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 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.
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 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 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.
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Is America’s Great Eclipse a Sign from God?
Is America’s Great Eclipse a Sign from God?
A reminder of humanity’s small part in God’s universe
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