Religious Liberty

  • Proposed Missouri gun law expanding concealed carry to churches violates religious liberty, say clergy
  • Moves by both sides make citizen journalism an endangered species
  • Rohingya refugees from Myanmar tell stories of genocide
  • Court hears argument on whether pro-life centers must provide abortion information
  • Lautenberg Act, Created to Give Religious Immigrants a Fast Pass, in Jeopardy
 

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School worksheet promoted anti-Muslim discrimination says state dept of ed

School worksheet promoted anti-Muslim discrimination says state dept of ed

The California Department of Education has found that a worksheet distributed by a public middle school teacher promoted a discriminatory bias against Muslims.

 
 

Proposed Missouri gun law expanding concealed carry to churches violates religious liberty, say clergy

Proposed Missouri gun law expanding concealed carry to churches violates religious liberty, say clergy

Clergy in Missouri are objecting to legislationthat would remove the requirement that individual Concealed Carry Weapon permits first obtain the permission from their pastor before carrying concealed weapons in church and require signage if churches do not permit concealed carry.

 
 

Moves by both sides make citizen journalism an endangered species

Moves by both sides make citizen journalism an endangered species

Regulation of online speech is marching forward from both the left and the right, and it may only be a matter of time until free expression on the Internet becomes a thing of the past.

 
 

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar tell stories of genocide

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar tell stories of genocide

On March 12, 2018, Yanghee Lee, the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar for the United Nations told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that, “I am becoming more convinced that the crimes committed following 9 October 2016 and 25 August 2017 bear the hallmarks of genocide and call in the strongest terms for accountability.”

 
 

Court hears argument on whether pro-life centers must provide abortion information

Court hears argument on whether pro-life centers must provide abortion information

On March 20, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, a case challenging a California law that requires pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to advise pregnant women of the availability of publicly-funded family planning services, including contraception and abortion. Unlicensed clinics must also disclose that their personnel are unlicensed.

 
 

Lautenberg Act, Created to Give Religious Immigrants a Fast Pass, in Jeopardy

Lautenberg Act, Created to Give Religious Immigrants a Fast Pass, in Jeopardy

In recent weeks, approximately 100 Iranian Christian asylum-seekers have been denied entry to the U.S. Religious and human rights leaders and politicians from both sides of the aisle have condemned the denials, which put the asylum-seekers’ lives in danger

 
 

Should the church take sides in military conflict?

Should the church take sides in military conflict?

By Ray McAllister, PhD – Your church group has been asked to have a special prayer for a member who will be going away to serve in the military overseas.  How should your church respond to this request? 

 
 

Trump administration forms office to protect doctors' religious beliefs

Trump administration forms office to protect doctors' religious beliefs

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has announced the creation of a Conscience and Religious Freedom Division in their Office for Civil Rights. The division aims to address concerns over sensitive subjects such as birth control, abortions, and treatment of the LGBTQ community. In addition to providing a center for complaints regarding religious discrimination, the division is pushing for the approval of a motion that seeks to protect medical personnel who refuse to perform treatments that violate their personal beliefs. The move has caused concern from human rights groups, who believe this office could be used to discriminate.

 
 

Supreme Court hears public sector union compulsory speech case

Supreme Court hears public sector union compulsory speech case

Today the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case involving whether it constitutional to require government employees who do not join their respective unions to still pay fees to the unions for the cost of negotiating and administering their employment contracts.

 
 

Why pastors must train to address abuse situations

Why pastors must train to address abuse situations

A pastor is most often the first person an abused person goes to for help, but studies have shown that they are often least effective.