LGBT Executive Order partially protects religious freedom

LGBT Executive Order partially protects religious freedom

President Obama signed on July 21, 2014, an Executive Order banning job discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity by federal contractors and…

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Stop minimizing the role of religion in civil society

Stop minimizing the role of religion in civil society

As the memo on tax reform to Rep. Camp from the Faith & Giving Coalition points out, even such a respected report on charitable giving as Giving USA…

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HHS contraceptives mandate lawsuits

HHS contraceptives mandate lawsuits

This dispute is far from over. New lawsuits continue to be filed, and courts continue to rule, albeit slowly–and the very strong trend of vindicating…

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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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Catholic health insurance avoids contraceptives mandate

Catholic health insurance avoids contraceptives mandate

The HHS contraceptives mandate requires all employer health plans (unless they have retained their grandfathered status) to cover all FDA-approved contraceptive services, including IUDs and…

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Obama administration and Religious Freedom Day 2014

Obama administration and Religious Freedom Day 2014

On January 15, the anniversary of the passage of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, which was written by Thomas Jefferson and which is one…

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Faith-Based Resources

Faith-Based Resources

How to talk about religious hiring:  download a “talking point” for faith-based leaders Download a “primer”—overview—of the legal and constitutional facts about the religious hiring freedom…

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Supreme Court: Oral Argument About Speech Restrictions on Grantees

Supreme Court: Oral Argument About Speech Restrictions on Grantees

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the difficult case, USAID v.Alliance for Open Society. The case involves the federal program to combat HIV-AIDS overseas. Congress designed…

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Obama Faith-Based Advisory Council Continues

Obama Faith-Based Advisory Council Continues

On April 5, President Obama issued Executive Order 13640, continuing for another two years the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. No word…

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Halo Effect

Halo Effect

“What’s the halo effect? It’s a term coined by secular researchers at the University of Pennsylvania who questioned how to put a price tag on…

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