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International summit on religious freedom brings together diverse speakers

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Sam Brownback concluded a conference on international religious freedom in the nation’s capital on July 15, after bringing together an array of faith and political leaders with the goal of tackling discrimination ...

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In turnaround, Biden administration will appoint Ambassador of Religious Freedom

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After President Joe Biden disbanded the Commission of Unalienable Rights, many believed it was a sign that religious freedom was no longer a priority. Instituted by President Donald Trump, the commission had ...

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IRS backs down, gives prayer ministry tax-exempt status

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The IRS is backtracking after initially denying tax-exempt status to a Texas prayer organization. Stephen K. Martin, director of exempt organization rulings and agreements, had earlier cited a claim that prayer and ...

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Poll: most believe religious freedom necessary to healthy American society

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Contrary to media narratives that say faith is becoming less important in America, a new poll finds a majority say religious freedom is “very” important to a healthy American society. In a ...

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Supreme Court unanimously rules in favor of Catholic foster care agency

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Religious rights advocates are continuing to praise a rare unanimous U.S. Supreme Court which ruled on behalf of a Catholic foster care agency. Catholic Social Services of Philadelphia said its religious views ...

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Canadian pastors say continuing church closures are ‘soft totalitarianism”

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As Canadian churches remain closed or under severe Covid restrictions many pastors see Christianity crumbling. While Covid regulations are the current reason, the country’s government has become increasingly hostile to faith in ...

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Cake baker Jack Phillips shares price he paid for standing up

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In a new Op-Ed published by Fox News, Colorado cake baker Jack Phillips shares the behind-the-scenes story and the cost he paid for standing up for his faith. Phillips was punished and ...

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Missouri lawmakers race to pass LGBTQ bill many say is disastrous for churches

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A group of Missouri lawmakers is trying to pass LGBTQ discrimination bills before the session ends next month that some say endangers religious freedom. Last week, a bill adding sexual orientation and ...

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College of the Ozarks suing Biden administration over gender identity regulations

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College of the Ozarks in the Branson area is suing the Biden administration for requiring Christian schools to open their dormitories and showers based on gender identity. The school filed a lawsuit ...

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Anti-lockdown protesters tear down barricade police erected around church

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Protesters have torn down part of the barricade that Canadian police erected around a church to prevent worshippers from gathering in person. The incident took place in Alberta, Canada on April 11 in ...

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California ends church restrictions after Supreme Court ruling

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California has lifted unconstitutional restrictions on church capacity following a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. “In response to recent judicial rulings, effective immediately, location and capacity limits on places of worship are ...

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Biden press secretary dodges question about impact of Equality Act

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The White House earlier this week dodged a question about how the Equality Act would affect religious freedom. Owen Jensen from the Catholic television network EWTN asked press secretary Jen Psaki about ...

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Franklin Graham wins religious freedom lawsuit in Britain

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Franklin Graham has won a major lawsuit in Britain that has implications for religious freedom and free speech. A court ruled that the Blackpool Borough Council and Blackpool Transport Services discriminated against ...

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Missouri Senate bill protects churches from frivolous Covid lawsuits

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A bill protecting churches from frivolous Covid lawsuits is working its way through the Missouri Legislature. Proponents say with recent amendments, it would provide the highest legal protection for houses of worship ...

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Court rules university officials personally accountable for religious discrimination

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has ruled in favor of a Christian club that was kicked off campus by officials at the University of Iowa. The story began ...

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Black leaders urge Senators to protect religious rights in controversial Equality Act

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Black Christian leaders from across the nation are urging the U.S. Senate to reject the Equality Act recently passed by the House Democrats. The group is pushing the Senate to seek a ...

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John MacArthur: ‘I wouldn’t fight for religious freedom because I won’t fight for idolatry’

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Supporting religious freedom is idolatry, according to Pastor John MacArthur. Last week, MacArthur delivered a State of the Church Address in place of this year’s annual Shepherds Conference, which was postponed because of ongoing litigation and recent ...

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‘Great damage to the church’ says Sean Feucht about ‘Equality Act’

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Worship leader Sean Feucht is encouraging Christians to draw a line in the sand against the Equality Act, which passed the U.S. House last week and now moves to the Senate for ...

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Mandatory disclosure of donors to nonprofits ‘especially’ dangerous say lawyers

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Lawyers for Alliance Defending Freedom said that the mandatory disclosure of names and addresses of donors to nonprofits threaten religious freedom and privacy guaranteed under state laws. At worst, they say, it ...

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Pastor in new documentary concerned about loss of religious freedom

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A new documentary looks at the perilous future of religious freedom in the United States. “President Donald Trump fought for religious freedom like no other president in modern history,” Pastor Jack Hibbs ...

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Supreme Court strikes down California church closures

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Embattled California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday was forced to revise guidelines for indoor church services after the U.S. Supreme Court slapped down his ban on indoor worship. The new state guidelines ...

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Rick Warren on Covid lessons for churches

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The COVID pandemic has exposed a flaw in many U.S. churches, Pastor Rick Warren says. “Most churches only have one purpose — worship,” Warren told “Relevant” magazine. “And if you take worship ...

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Ruling on church restrictions applauded as win for freedom

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Religious freedom advocates applauded a federal appeals court decision this week that blocked enforcement of Nevada’s pandemic-related restrictions on churches because they treat various secular events and businesses “significantly better” than worship ...

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Going to church is good for mental health, especially in 2020

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People who attend church were the only group of Americans who didn’t see the state of their mental health decline this year, according to a Gallup Poll. The share of Americans who ...

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John MacArthur: church lockdowns could usher the Antichrist

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Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, Calif., has been ground zero in the battle over COVID-19 restrictions. Pastor and author John MacArthur said today’s world, with a virus spreading through every country ...

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