Religious Liberty

  • "I Was a Stranger" – Adventists to Observe World Refugee Day on June 18
  • Federal bill introduced to prohibit religion-based denial of immigration
  • Court rules Title VII parties can recover fees on procedural wins
  • Religious Property Dispute- Katy Perry v. the Nuns v. a Restaurateur v. the Archdiocese
  • TUCASAS, VENEZUELA, The design of stylized eyes of Hugo Chavez has become pervasive throughout Venezuela among the supporters of Chavez, and the Venezuelan government. DepositPhotos.com / piccaya
 

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"I Was a Stranger" – Adventists to Observe World Refugee Day on June 18

"I Was a Stranger" – Adventists to Observe World Refugee Day on June 18

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, the Seventh-day Adventist Church will be observing World Refugee Day.

 
 

Federal bill introduced to prohibit religion-based denial of immigration

Federal bill introduced to prohibit religion-based denial of immigration

On May 12, Rep. Donald Beyer (D-Va) and 103 co-sponsors introduced legislation that would prohibit immigration authorities from refusing to admit aliens on the basis of religion or lack of religion.

 
 

Court rules Title VII parties can recover fees on procedural wins

Court rules Title VII parties can recover fees on procedural wins

The Supreme Court's ruling in CRST Van Lines v. EEOC (5/19/16) allows potential award of attorney fees even if court does not reach merits.

 
 

Religious Property Dispute- Katy Perry v. the Nuns v. a Restaurateur v. the Archdiocese

Religious Property Dispute- Katy Perry v. the Nuns v. a Restaurateur v. the Archdiocese

Last year, the Los Angeles Archdiocese agreed to sell a former convent belonging to the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of the Virgin Mary to pop singer Katy Perry for $14.5 million in cash. At the same time, the nuns agreed to sell the property to restaurateur Dana Hollister for $15.5 million. Now it's up to a court to decide which of these sales will go through.

 
 

Venezuela – Tracking the disintegration of a socialist utopia

TUCASAS, VENEZUELA, The design of stylized eyes of Hugo Chavez has become pervasive throughout Venezuela among the supporters of Chavez, and the Venezuelan government. DepositPhotos.com / piccaya

Venezuela's dream of a socialist utopia is quickly disintegrating. How did it get to this point? Will religious liberty survive?

 
 

The "right to go" – James Standish proposes solution to bathroom wars

The "right to go" – James Standish proposes solution to bathroom wars

The war over who gets to use which public restroom has become a major topic of debate in recent months. James Standish, an American lawyer currently living in Australia and the former executive director of the US Commission on Freedom of Religion or Belief recently proposed a common-sense solution in an article in the Washington Examiner.

 
 

Supreme Court tells parties in contraceptive mandate cases to figure it out

Supreme Court tells parties in contraceptive mandate cases to figure it out

Perhaps in recognition of the long-term perils faced by both parties, the Court today took on the role of a mediator and even outlined a potential pathway toward resolution.

 
 

In the Court: Church claim for state funding could open door to regulation

In the Court: Church claim for state funding could open door to regulation

A number of religious organizations have filed amicus briefs in support of a church that is suing the state of Missouri for discrimination when churches are categorically denied funding under the state constitution, but at the same time want to reserve the right to discriminate against groups and individuals when it comes to the use of state-funded church-based infrastructure. Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley is ostensibly only about the availability of direct funding for a church playground, but will this open the door to state regulation of access to the funded infrastructure in the future?

 
 

Declaring the United States a "Christian Nation" does not make it one

Declaring the United States a "Christian Nation" does not make it one

Why attempt to change the Constitution to declare the United States is a Christian Nation is a pointless exercise – satire from the American Sentinel – 1886

 
 

California legislation seeks to prevent LGBT discrimination in higher education

California legislation seeks to prevent LGBT discrimination in higher education

The California legislature is considering two bills that would make it difficult for religious colleges and universities to discriminate on the basis of gender identity.