California’s Crisis Pregnancy Centers: A Missed Opportunity to Support Women

California’s Crisis Pregnancy Centers: A Missed Opportunity to Support Women

By Chelsea Langston Bombino On Tuesday, March 20, the U. S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v….

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The Federal Faith-based Initiative: Good News is Hiding Behind No News

The Federal Faith-based Initiative: Good News is Hiding Behind No News

By Stanley Carlson-Thies With little to no fanfare, the Trump administration for the last year has been slowly appointing new staff to the federal Centers…

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Center for Public Justice Launches Sacred Sector Initiative

Center for Public Justice Launches Sacred Sector Initiative

New Learning Community Empowers Faith-Based Organizations to Live Out Their Sacred Missions WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 22, 2018) – This week the Center for Public Justice, a…

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Hope And Healing In The Opioid Crisis

Hope And Healing In The Opioid Crisis

EDITOR’S NOTE: This was originally published in Public Justice Review (Vol.6, 2017 Freedom to Serve the Vulnerable). Caleb Acker is pursuing a Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis at Wheaton…

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New HHS Office of Civil Rights strengthens protection for conscience objections in health

New HHS Office of Civil Rights strengthens protection for conscience objections in health

By Stanley Carlson-Thies On January 18, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the creation of a new division in its Office…

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Federal government seeks input on how to improve partnerships with faith-based organizations

Federal government seeks input on how to improve partnerships with faith-based organizations

by Stanley Carlson-Thies The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published aRequest for Information, asking whether its policies and practices make it…

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Supreme Court Upholds Equal Treatment for Faith-Based Organizations to Access Public Funding

Supreme Court Upholds Equal Treatment for Faith-Based Organizations to Access Public Funding

By: Charlie Melcombe and Stanley Carlson-Thies Is it constitutional for a church or other religious organization to be given money by the government? By a…

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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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