Archive for: December, 2011

BILL TRACKER: Congress Votes to Reauthorize US Commission on International Religious Freedom

H.R. 2867: United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2011 is now on President Obama's desk.  There had been some concern that the USCIRF may not have been approved by the Senate. Bookmark this page to track the latest developments. The funding and function of USCIRF was the subject of a recent Liberty Magazine Roundtable […]

 
 

Adventist church leaders meet with Hungarian ambassador on looming deregistration of churches

Religious liberty leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church this week met the Hungarian ambassador to the United States in an effort to help officials from that country better understand the potential effects of a looming deregistration of churches.

 
 

New York City 'Workplace Religious Freedom Act' Clarifies Religious Accommodation Requirements for Employers

On August 30, 2011, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed the "Workplace Religious Freedom Act"  (Int. 632-A) into law clarifying what requirements employers are required to meet to demonstrate that they have done all that is necessary to make a reasonable attempt to accommodate the bona fide religious needs of employees. Under pre-existing law, employers were required to provide […]

 
 

Should Congress Continue to Fund the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom?

Should Congress Continue to Fund the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom?

(This article was written as a contribution to a Liberty Magazine Round Table discussion. Read the other responses and contribute your thoughts at http://www.libertymagazine.org/index.php?id=1665 ) By Michael D. Peabody – In August 2011, the Pew Research Institute released a study, Rising Restrictions on Religion, which found that more than a third of the population of the world lives in nations where government […]