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Americans of different faiths differ on the morality of contraceptives. The Roman Catholic Church rejects their use, and most other Christian denominations accept it. Thanks to the First Amendment's guarantee of the right of free exercise of religion,...
I am writing to inform you of my feelings toward the proposed assault weapon legislation (SB Bill 281 and HB 294.) I must advise you that I have never felt more threatened or terrorized by my state government than I do right now. I am a law-abiding,...
Let’s start the New Year with a conundrum as old as the Republic: When religious convictions clash with secular laws, how far should government go to accommodate religious claims of conscience? From Colonial conflicts over the refusal of Quakers...
Tribune reporterA coalition of Roman Catholics, Muslims, Mormons, Missouri Synod Lutherans and conservative Anglicans has written to Illinois lawmakers, urging them to reject any legislation that would extend marriage to same-sex couples. In the letter the bishops...
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KWCH 12 Eyewitness NewsThe decision is final. The 23-year-old seal in a small Kansas town will be coming down. A complaint came to city leaders about the cross on the seal. The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to them saying the sign was unconstitutional. The...
Religious conservatives in the United States have been complaining that developments in the political arena – the Obamcare contraceptive mandate, the progress of same-sex civil marriage – threaten religious freedom. They’re crying wolf,...
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The Religion WorldWASHINGTON—The U.S. Catholic bishops have launched a pastoral strategy addressing critical life, marriage and religious liberty concerns. The five-part strategy or call to prayer was approved by the bishops in November and is set to begin after...
Legislation headed to the Michigan House could allow doctors to refuse care to patients because of "moral objections." Senate Bill 975 passed the Senate last week along partisan lines with Republicans supporting the bill and Democrats opposing it....
Tribune reporterOwners of the Chicago Bears hosted religious leaders and politicians Sunday at the team’s practice facility, where speakers lamented the “eroding freedom to speak in the language of faith in the public square.” The Reclaiming...
World NowMore countries around the world are clamping down on religious freedom and harassment and intimidation of religious groups has surged, according to a new study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. The new report tracked changes in religious...
The Religion WorldNew York Times reporter Ian Johnson writes about the exodus of young Chinese professionals seeking greater religious freedom, including 87,000 who have moved to the U.S. in 2011: BEIJING — At 30, Chen Kuo had what many Chinese dream of: her own...
World NowGerman lawmakers and Israel's chief rabbi are meeting to draft legislation to protect the pratice of circumcision for boys. In June, a court in the city of Cologne declared circumcision to be criminal because it causes children bodily harm....
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