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Anti-Christian terror is everyone’s concern

People of all faiths have a responsibility to speak out against Christian persecution.

(CORRECTION) Activists: 15 years later, religious freedom law falls short

WASHINGTON — Fifteen years after Congress passed a law to better protect global religious freedom, the legislation is failing to … Continued

13 attorneys general push Obama on contraception mandate

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Thirteen state attorneys general are urging the federal government to broaden religious exemptions for private businesses under … Continued

Gay marriage opponents make their case to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Foes of same-sex marriage are warning the Supreme Court that lifting state or federal restrictions would threaten their … Continued

Poll shows a double standard on religious liberty

WASHINGTON — Half of Americans worry that religious freedom in the U.S. is at risk, and many say activist groups … Continued

Watchdog group asks IRS to probe Catholic bishops

A public watchdog group is charging the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops with openly politicking on behalf of Republican presidential … Continued

Billy Graham offers to ‘help’ Romney during meeting at N.C. home

Billy Graham offered to “do all I can to help” GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a Thursday (Oct. 11) … Continued

Billy Graham prays with Mitt Romney

Melina Mara THE WASHINGTON POST MONTREAT, NC – OCTOBER 11: Republican nominee for President Governor Mitt Romney meets with Reverend … Continued

Liberty and Justice for all in Maryland

Linda Davidson THE WASHINGTON POST Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley poses with Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and House Speaker Mike Busch … Continued

Report: Restrictions on religious freedom increasing worldwide

Religious believers throughout the world face a rising tide of restrictions, according to a study released Thursday (Sept. 20). In … Continued

Missouri prayer amendment passes by wide margin

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Voters in Missouri overwhelmingly approved a “right to pray” amendment to the state’s constitution on Tuesday (Aug. … Continued

Kathleen Sebelius speaks at Georgetown about religious freedom

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius indirectly addressed the controversy over requiring insurance coverage for birth control by invoking … Continued

Muslim opposition grows to religious freedom nominee

WASHINGTON — More than 50 Muslim and non-Muslim civic and religious groups asked leading senators on Thursday (April 12) to … Continued

Opposition grows to religious freedom nominee

More than 1,800 people have signed a petition asking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to “reconsider” his appointment of Zuhdi … Continued

Obama vs. Catholics: Walking the contraception tightrope

            The Obama health care plan’s showdown with Catholic institutions belongs in what my husband calls the “too hard file.” … Continued

In the contraception furor, the loud voices of a few threaten revolutionary gains of all U.S. women

The Obama administration may have wriggled out of a tight spot when it announced it would require insurers – and … Continued

Catholics support White House contraception mandate

A majority of Americans, including Catholics, believe that employers should be required to provide health care plans that cover contraception … Continued

What will America learn today about Obama’s faith?

By Michelle Boorstein President Barack Obama, speaking at the 2010 National Prayer Breakfast. Is today the day America will get … Continued

No good choices

As voted by the Religion Newswriters Association’s members, among the year’s most consequential religion newsmakers were Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, … Continued

What the rabbi doesn’t get

By Michael L. Brown Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is not only “America’s most famous rabbi” and my frequent opponent in public … Continued