Supreme Court:  business isn't a religion-free zone

Supreme Court: business isn’t a religion-free zone

“The US Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision upholds a vital principle, according to IRFA President Stanley Carlson-Thies:  “[T]he decision importantly vindicates business as a realm…

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Will lawyers from Canada's Christian law school be able to practice?

Will lawyers from Canada’s Christian law school be able to practice?

Trinity Western University in British Columbia, an evangelical liberal arts university, is creating a Christian law school. It has successfully met the government requirements to…

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What makes a college eligible for religious freedom?

What makes a college eligible for religious freedom?

A cluster of recent developments has brought to the fore (again) this key question: what makes a religious college or university a “religious organization” such…

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Does Greece show the way for religion in the public square?

Does Greece show the way for religion in the public square?

In a 5-4 decision in Town of Greece v. Galloway, May 5, the US Supreme Court upheld the practice of the town council of Greece, New…

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A Christian law school in Canada, or not?

A Christian law school in Canada, or not?

The evangelical university in British Columbia, Trinity Western University (TWU), is planning to open a Christian law school to take its place among the more…

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Obama administration acknowledges religious hiring

Obama administration acknowledges religious hiring

As a candidate for president, in July, 2008, Barack Obama announced that, while he would continue the faith-based initiative started by President Bush, he would reform it–among…

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Settlement in Lown v. Salvation Army

Settlement in Lown v. Salvation Army

At long last, the case of the employees who sued the New York City Salvation Army, alleging religious job discrimination, is over. On March 18,…

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Mississippi RFRA update

Mississippi RFRA update

On April 3, 2014, Governor Phil Bryant signed into law the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), just a month or so after a social-media firestorm and…

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Elane Photography: no redress from SCOTUS

Elane Photography: no redress from SCOTUS

On April 7, 2014, the US Supreme Court decided not to take up the case of Elane Photography, the small photography business that ran afoul of New…

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More pressure for LGBT federal contracts Executive Order

More pressure for LGBT federal contracts Executive Order

A recent letter from 47 Senators and 148 members of the House asks the President to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating…

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