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Religious freedom winning big in the U.S. Supreme Court

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Despite what sometimes seems like continuous negative news, religious liberty actually is winning in the U.S. Supreme Court. A study published in “The Supreme Court Review” says that the Supreme Court under ...

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Poll finds partisan divide in opinions about Biden’s faith            

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Americans have widely varying perceptions about President Biden’s faith, a survey from the Pew Research Center found. Fifty-eight percent of those surveyed correctly identified Biden’s faith as Roman Catholic. An additional 31 ...

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Canadian pastor will remain imprisoned for holding church service

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Christians around the world are speaking out on behalf of a Canadian pastor imprisoned since Feb. 16 for holding in-person worship services. Pastor James Coates with GraceLife Church of Edmonton was arrested ...

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Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joins American Center for Law and Justice

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Mike Pompeo, the former secretary of state, has joined the American Center for Law and Justice as senior counsel for global affairs. “Secretary Pompeo is joining the ACLJ as of today and will ...

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Biden voters much less likely to have biblical worldview, survey finds

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President Biden’s base of supporters is 60 percent less likely to hold a biblical worldview than other Americans. Although nearly two-thirds of those voters consider themselves to be Christian, many of their ...

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Biden Administration’s crackdown on religious liberty raises alarm

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Christian leaders are bracing for religious liberty to be curtailed under President Joe Biden. “Early indications are troubling,” Professor Edward A. Morse, a member of the board of directors of the Thomas ...

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Federal court strikes down transgender mandate for health-care professionals

A so-called “transgender mandate” that required medical professionals and religious health-care workers to perform gender transition procedures on patients has been struck down by a federal court in North Dakota. According to ...

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Religious background of the new Congress

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Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver made headlines on the opening day of Congress when he added “a-women” to the close of his prayer. His remarks, which drew scorn from all sections of the ...

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Can employers require workers take a Covid vaccine?

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency in charge of enforcing laws prohibiting discrimination in the workplace, on Dec. 16 said that employers can require employees to get vaccinated before entering ...

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Government restrictions on religious freedom reach highest level since 2007, study finds

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Government restrictions on religious freedom in 2018 were at the highest level they have been since 2007, according to a study by Pew Research. “We look at this religious freedom foundational right ...

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U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Colorado restrictions on religious gatherings

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The U.S. Supreme Court continues to side with churches that are challenging overreaching state restrictions. On Tuesday, the court ruled in favor of a Colorado church that sued Democratic Gov. Jared Polis. ...

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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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US and Poland spearhead global meeting on religious freedom

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The Trump administration has organized a virtual conference on world religious freedom which took place on Monday. Ministers of foreign affairs from various countries convened for the event hosted by Poland and ...

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Christian activists plan protest over NBA policies on China religious & political persecution

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The Christian Defense Coalition plans to protest the relationship between the NBA and China on Friday afternoon at the security checkpoint to Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, where the ...

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Disney’s Mulan credits reveal connection to Chinese concentration camps

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Disney is being criticized by politicians, moviegoers, religious rights activists and victims of Chinese torture after perceptive viewers noticed something disturbing in a film’s credits. The film Mulan includes a credit to ...

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‘Future of religious oppression’: Sam Brownback on China’s high-tech persecution

Former Kansas governor and senator Sam Brownback said China’s use of high-tech surveillance to oppress and monitor Uighur Muslims is the future of religious oppression that could spread across the world. Brownback ...

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Schools looking for space could turn to churches – doing so has a rich history

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Could places of worship ease the burden of schools looking to reopen while giving students space to social distance? Working with churches might not be such an outlandish suggestion. With space at ...

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Jesus statue found decapitated, toppled

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Another religious statue has been vandalized as attacks on churches and ministries have increased along with protests in recent months. This time, a statue of Jesus was found decapitated at a Catholic ...

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Supreme Court OK’s taxpayer credits for religious schools

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that Montana’s decision to exclude religious schools from a state scholarship program funded by tax credits violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The decision was a huge win ...

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Will Jewish and Christian Schools Teach the Truth About America and Racism?

When I went to yeshiva day schools, America was celebrated. America was regarded, in the description of Menachem Schneerson (the Lubavitcher rebbe), the most influential rabbi of the 20th century, as a ...

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Vice President Pence supports church in dispute with state

Can government arrest a church pastor for hosting small groups in their buildings? The growing verdict across the nation is no.  Now, Vice President Mike Pence is joining other members of the ...

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Report: Kansas restrictions to ease May 4

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According to multiple reports, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly plans to ease restrictions on Kansans when her current stay home order expires May 3. Kelly will either issue a new order with less ...

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Federal judge blocks Gov. Kelly’s limits on church gatherings

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A federal court in Kansas issued a temporary restraining order Saturday against Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order limiting church gatherings to 10 people due to COVID-19. This is the latest move in a saga that ...

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Attorney General Barr: State unconstitutionally harassing drive-in church

In Mississippi, tickets to attend a drive-in church service were expensive — as much as $500 at Temple Baptist Church. That’s how much police were fining people for pulling into the parking ...

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Trump and Pence speak to 10,000 religious leaders

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As Christians adjust to a dramatically different type of worship, President Trump and Vice President Pence are finding reason for hope and sharing it with the nation’s religious leaders. The faith of ...

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