Religious Freedom and the Social Safety Net

Religious Freedom and the Social Safety Net

By Chelsea Langston Bombino Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Public Justice Review, Volume 6: “Freedom to Serve the Vulnerable.”  The past four…

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What we can learn from Notre Dame and the contraceptives coverage discussion

What we can learn from Notre Dame and the contraceptives coverage discussion

By Chelsea Langston Bombino Last week, the University of Notre Dame was at the center of public discourse. Here is an account of what happened,…

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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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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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