Will Our Next President Promote Fairness for Everyone in Our Fragmented Society?

Will Our Next President Promote Fairness for Everyone in Our Fragmented Society?

Stanley Carlson-Thies  April 26, 2016 Americans increasingly have different, even divergent, convictions about very basic matters, including the goodness and roles of faith-based organizations and…

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How Many Nuns Does It Take to Provide Women with Contraceptive Coverage? Precisely “Nun”

How Many Nuns Does It Take to Provide Women with Contraceptive Coverage? Precisely “Nun”

Chelsea Langston, April 28, 2016 On March 29th, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court took the unusual action of requesting additional information from the parties in…

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Protecting Both Life and the Diversity of Medicaid Providers: An Imperative for Advancing Institutional Religious Freedom

Protecting Both Life and the Diversity of Medicaid Providers: An Imperative for Advancing Institutional Religious Freedom

Chelsea Langston and Stanley Carlson-Thies, April 28, 2016 On April 19 the Obama administration warned state officials that they may be violating federal law if…

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Protecting Public Safety Without Undermining Faith-Based Organizations

Protecting Public Safety Without Undermining Faith-Based Organizations

Chelsea Langston, April 28, 2016 In recent weeks, the South Carolina Senate passed a bill mandating that social services providers, including faith-based organizations and houses…

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Fallout from Obergefell:  A Busy Spring of State Efforts to Protect Religious Freedom

Fallout from Obergefell:  A Busy Spring of State Efforts to Protect Religious Freedom

Stanley Carlson-Thies, April 14, 2016 The prime season for state legislative action this year—from January through April—has been filled with proposals to protect the freedom…

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Why Advocating for Both Women’s Healthcare and Religious Freedom Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Why Advocating for Both Women’s Healthcare and Religious Freedom Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Chelsea Langston, April 14, 2016 On March 29th, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court took the unusual action of requesting additional information from the parties in…

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Institutional Diversity Vital to Comprehensively Addressing Mental Health

Institutional Diversity Vital to Comprehensively Addressing Mental Health

Chelsea Langston, April 14, 2016 Shared Justice recently published Beyond the Hashtag: How to Advocate for Mental Health Reform, an article I wrote that is…

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IRFA Senior Director Talks to the Council for American Private Education About Religious Freedom and Independent Schools

IRFA Senior Director Talks to the Council for American Private Education About Religious Freedom and Independent Schools

IRFA Staff, April 14, 2016 [The following is reprinted with permission from the April, 2016, issue of Cape Outlook, the monthly magazine of the Council…

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President's Faith-based Regulations Are Positive For FBOs

President’s Faith-based Regulations Are Positive For FBOs

Stanley Carlson-Thies, April 4, 2016 The Obama administration has issued new regulations for federally funded government partnerships with faith-based organizations.  The new rules modify somewhat…

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