Tag: Religious freedom

Conscientious objection is part of religious freedom, commission says

Conscientious objection is part of religious freedom, commission says

| Cindy Wooden | April 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Full recognition of religious freedom must include recognition of the right of believers to conscientiously object to participating in activities that violate their religious beliefs and religiously inspired moral values, said the International Theological Commission.

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Faith leaders urge Trump, other U.S leaders to uphold religious liberty

Faith leaders urge Trump, other U.S leaders to uphold religious liberty

| April 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

More than 140 religious leaders, including the chairmen of three U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees, called on President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and congressional leaders to uphold principles of religious freedom following a series of attacks on people of faith, clergy and houses of worship.

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Colorado Civil Rights Commission drops complaint against cake baker

Colorado Civil Rights Commission drops complaint against cake baker

| Jacob Comello | March 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

One of the commissioners of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission called Jack Phillips’ religious freedom a sham, a “despicable piece of rhetoric” simply meant to conceal prejudices.

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Kurtz: ‘Gift of religious freedom’ at risk of ‘being taken for granted’

Kurtz: ‘Gift of religious freedom’ at risk of ‘being taken for granted’

| February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Despite its prominence in the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights, “the gift of religious freedom” runs “the risk of being taken for granted, the head of the U.S. bishops’ religious liberty committee told members of Arizona’s legal profession and state legislators.

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Religious freedom laws meant to be ‘shield, not sword,’ says speaker

Religious freedom laws meant to be ‘shield, not sword,’ says speaker

| Kurt Jensen | December 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Religious freedom is widely misunderstood, prone to being used only for political purposes and is identified by the public mostly with the Republican politicians. And its enshrinement in law requires constant vigilance on all sides.

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International religious freedom report cites 28 nations falling short

International religious freedom report cites 28 nations falling short

| Mark Pattison | September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. International Commission on Religious Freedom singled out 28 countries for their repression of religious liberty in its annual report, issued Aug. 29.

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Extremism cannot be fought with extreme language, intolerance, pope says

Extremism cannot be fought with extreme language, intolerance, pope says

| August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic legislators must defend religious freedom around the globe, but they must take care to ensure they do not fall into the trap of showing disrespect toward or intolerance of other religions while doing so, Pope Francis said.

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Crimes, oppression against religion ‘span width of our world,’ says Pence

Crimes, oppression against religion ‘span width of our world,’ says Pence

| Steve Larkin | July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a speech at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, Vice President Mike Pence described the state of religious freedom around the world and the wide variety of attacks it faces.

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Sessions: Contributions of religious people make U.S. ‘stronger as nation’

Sessions: Contributions of religious people make U.S. ‘stronger as nation’

| Steve Larkin | July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, gave three reasons why religious freedom is important to the Catholic Church in a speech July 30 at a conference on the issue at the Justice Department in Washington.

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Religious liberty and constructive freedom

Religious liberty and constructive freedom

| Jason Adkins | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Almost 40 years ago, in June 1979, Pope John Paul II traveled to his homeland of Poland, and within nine days ignited a human rights revolution that continues to shape the Church and the world today.

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U.S. embassy works with Vatican to promote religious liberty for all

U.S. embassy works with Vatican to promote religious liberty for all

Callista Gingrich, U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, provided the following commentary to Catholic News Service. She wrote it in connection with the release May 29 of the 2017 International Religious Freedom Report and the announcement at the U.S. State Department about a top-level consultation that will take place in July on promoting religious freedom:

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Philadelphia Archdiocese sues city over foster care placements

Philadelphia Archdiocese sues city over foster care placements

| Matthew Gambino | May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is suing the city of Philadelphia in a religious freedom case centered on the placement of children in foster care.

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