Archive for Religious Freedom

The threadbare case against Little Sisters of the Poor

ANALYSIS/OPINION: The Little Sisters of the Poor and the government have filed their final briefs in the longstanding tussle over the administration’s contraception mandate. The briefs respond to a highly unusual order from the Supreme Court, issued days after the oral arguments, which asks the parties to consider again whether the government can improve access to

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Call ISIL’s religious war what it is: Genocide

‘The lawyers are looking at it.” That, in so many words, has been the response given by Secretary of State John Kerry and the White House every time they have been pressed on whether the State Department will call the Islamic State’s war on religious minorities “genocide.” Kerry faces a congressionally mandated deadline on Thursday

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Genocide Against Christians (And How the Church Can Help)

Christians across the Middle East are suffering and dying for their faith, and the United States government has called it a genocide. Here are four ways you, your family, and your church can help. [NOTE: This post originally appeared at the Mystery of Faith Blog and is reprinted here with permission. LRRC attorneys Martin Nussbaum and

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Administration’s Expansive Interpretation of Title IX Threatens Religious Freedom and Academic Freedom at Religious Colleges

In October 2014, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights issued its Title IX Resource Guide, here: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/dcl-title-ix-coordinators-guide-201504.pdf, that expansively interpreted the type of speech and other conduct that might constitute sexual harassment. The Department subsequently threatened loss of federal funds if a college failed to integrate this interpretation into its policies. For

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