August 25, 2023 – Malibu, CA – Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law is pleased to announce a generous gift from Founders’ First Freedom that will allow the Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics to expand its fellows program and launch an annual conference. The Nootbaar Institute draws from a broad range of religious and legal voices on…
Ordained pastor and attorney Stephen Allred has tackled the issue of Christian Nationalism in a recent article in the Adventist Review. He addresses the concerns people of faith have about current events and the trajectory of society, but points to the Gospel rather than political control power as what it takes to truly change the world
The Supreme Court ruled that Colorado can’t force a website designer to create designs that go against their beliefs, protecting free speech rights. This decision has implications for artists and creative producers who have reasons to decline certain projects.
The Supreme Court ruled in Groff v. Dejoy that Title VII requires employers to show substantial costs before denying a religious accommodation. This clarifies existing obligations and provides consistent guidance to lower courts. Founders’ First Freedom supported this clarification.
Last year’s Supreme Court decision allowing taxpayer-funded aid to religious schools in Maine has led to concerns over potential regulation. A Catholic school is now suing the state for imposing anti-discrimination requirements and restrictions on schools participating in the program. This could lead to religious schools needing to eliminate their religious characteristics to receive funding. Schools that resist will face pressure from parents to take the “easy money.”
Our journey started for us a long way from home, in a city we’d never heard of, with a precious little boy looking for his parents. Today our lives are filled with his love and joy and his excitement for life.
The Supreme Court is hearing a case about how far employers must go in order to accommodate religious practices in the workplace. Read on for more information and analysis on the case. #SupremeCourt #ReligiousAccommodation #UndueHardship