What’s Important in the Leaked Draft Contraceptives Mandate Regulation

What’s Important in the Leaked Draft Contraceptives Mandate Regulation

Joy Branham and Stanley Carlson-Thies, June 20th 2017 In late May, a draft regulation that would significantly change the controversial contraceptives mandate was leaked.  An actual…

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Religious Freedom Foundational to Educational Justice        

Religious Freedom Foundational to Educational Justice        

Joy Branham, IRFA Legal Fellow and Chelsea Langston Bombino, May 25, 2017 Is it constitutional for a state grant program to deny a safer playground…

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Tax Reforms Must Not Come at the Cost of Faith-Based Organizations

Tax Reforms Must Not Come at the Cost of Faith-Based Organizations

Stanley Carlson-Thies, May 25, 2017 The Trump administration has promised to press for dramatic tax reform, accelerating discussions that have been going on in Washington,…

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Baltimore Truly Can “Be More” With Faith, Police and Community Collaboration

Baltimore Truly Can “Be More” With Faith, Police and Community Collaboration

Chelsea Langston Bombino, May 11, 2017  “What is God calling us to do in this moment to heal this environment that calls for creative policing?…

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Trump Religious Liberty Executive Order Leaves Opportunity for A Needed Advance

Trump Religious Liberty Executive Order Leaves Opportunity for A Needed Advance

Stanley Carlson-Thies and Chelsea Langston Bombino, May 11, 2017 President Trump’s May 4, 2017, Executive Order, “Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty,” turned out to…

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A Community Church as the Catalyst for Community Change

A Community Church as the Catalyst for Community Change

Ashley Fisher, IRFA and Shared Justice Intern, April 20, 2017 The church is not just a place for Sunday worship. According to Pastor Anthony Minter,…

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How Mission-Centric Organizations Can Advance Their Missions By Providing Family-Supportive Employee Policies

How Mission-Centric Organizations Can Advance Their Missions By Providing Family-Supportive Employee Policies

Joshua Bombino and Chelsea Langston Bombino, April 20, 2017 Much of our careers have been devoted to working in human services agencies, also called social…

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How Confusion Over “Sex” Discrimination Should Be Viewed as an Invitation for Lawmakers to Act in the Interests of Everyone

How Confusion Over “Sex” Discrimination Should Be Viewed as an Invitation for Lawmakers to Act in the Interests of Everyone

Stanley Carlson-Thies, April 20th, 2017 Should it be illegal for an employer, secular or religious, to treat an employee differently because of the employee’s sexual…

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How the Faith-Based Initiative Enables Good Governance and Empowers Under Resourced Communities

How the Faith-Based Initiative Enables Good Governance and Empowers Under Resourced Communities

Chelsea Langston Bombino and Jared Miller, March 30th, 2017 A continuation of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, maintained under both the…

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The Innovation Case for the Faith-Based Initiative

The Innovation Case for the Faith-Based Initiative

Stanley Carlson-Thies and Chelsea Langston Bombino, March 30th 2017 As the Federal government continues to work to serve all communities with excellence, a vital requirement…

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