Religious Freedom

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback speaks during a news conference at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan., June 7 (AP Photo/John Hanna).
Politics & Society
The role was created in 1998 and is charged with helping the U.S. government promote global religious freedom.
Faith News
A court ruled unanimously that the New York Archdiocese did not discriminate against a school principal when it chose not renew her contract.
Politics & Society News
The law compels Hawaii's six pregnancy care centers to post or distribute information referring clients to state-provided prenatal services that would include contraception and abortion.
Politics & Society News
Two days after hundreds of people—many of them Catholic—descended on Belle Plaine to protest the installation of a Satanic memorial in the city's veterans park, the City Council voted unanimously to nix all religious symbols there.
Politics & Society News
The USCCB is "concerned that the FCC is contemplating eliminating current regulations limiting the manner by which the companies controlling the infrastructure connect people to the internet," said USCCB assistant general counsel Katherine Grincewich.
Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva, head of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities, seated right, with other CRL members (photo courtesy of CRL)
Politics & Society Dispatches
The director of Freedom of Religion South Africa, Michael Swain, said that government had no business “meddling with religion.”