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Jul 14, 2018 - 06:04 am .- Dr. David Mackereth, a Reformed Baptist who has worked for 26 years at the National Health Service, has said he was denied employment at the Department for Work and Pensions because he would not refer to transgender people using their preferred pronouns.
Jul 12, 2018 - 10:37 am .- The Australian state of Victoria has said a recommendation by the royal commission that it pass a law requiring priests to break the confessional seal to report cases of child sex abuse requires further consideration.
Jul 10, 2018 - 03:01 am .- Legal opposition continues to gather against a new rule for a long-standing Canadian summer jobs program, which requires grant applicants to affirm abortion access as a human right.
Jul 6, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- As a passionate soccer fan, Jennifer Bryson has been faithfully watching every game she can during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. But as a religious freedom expert, she’s found herself wondering how, and why, soccer authorities regulate the many religious expressions on display in the international soccer tournament.
Jul 5, 2018 - 02:10 pm .- For the first time, a Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief has been appointed in the UK to promote international religious liberty and fight persecution.
Jun 25, 2018 - 01:28 pm .- With religious persecution on the rise in many parts of the world, Church leaders and diplomats called for legal and cultural solutions to protect religious minorities.
Jun 25, 2018 - 08:01 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday vacated a Washington state ruling against local florist Barronelle Stutzman, who in 2013 declined to make flower arrangements for a same-sex wedding.
Jun 22, 2018 - 03:01 am .- The feast of Saints John Fisher and Thomas More is observed as an optional memorial in the ordinary form June 22. So that our readers don’t have to *fish* for *more* information, CNA has compiled a question-and-answer lowdown on their lives and legacies:
Jun 22, 2018 - 12:06 am .- Government restrictions on religion continued to rise across the globe in 2016, according to a recently released Pew study, which linked the stifling of religion to nationalist parties and organizations.
Jun 16, 2018 - 03:43 am .- The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Friday that law societies in the country could deny licensing to a proposed Christian law school because the school adheres to Biblical teaching on sexuality.
Jun 15, 2018 - 06:31 am .- Protecting places of worship from zoning discrimination is the focus of a new initiative from the Department of Justice, announced earlier this week. 
Jun 12, 2018 - 12:39 pm .- Hundreds of people attended a rally outside Masterpiece Cakeshop last week, showing support for a U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the religious freedom of the shop’s owner.
Jun 4, 2018 - 04:21 pm .- Religious freedom advocates have mostly celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, although some commentators have expressed concern that the case was a “narrow” victory - won on specific facts of the case, not addressing broad Constitutional questions.
Jun 4, 2018 - 03:29 pm .- Religious freedom groups cheered Monday’s 7-2 Supreme Court decision that a Colorado baker had his rights violated when the state civil rights commission said he was required to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding.
Jun 4, 2018 - 08:19 am .- The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in 2012.
May 31, 2018 - 02:31 pm .- Over the past 25 years, Sharonell Fulton has been a mother to more than 40 children through foster parenting in Philadelphia.
May 29, 2018 - 04:33 pm .- The U.S. government will host its first-ever Ministerial Meeting to Advance Religious Freedom this summer, newly-confirmed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced May 29.
May 14, 2018 - 06:03 pm .- With the signing of a bill preserving the religious freedom of adoption agencies in Oklahoma, Gov. Mary Fallin drew praise from the state’s Catholic bishops on Friday.
May 9, 2018 - 01:29 pm .- The release of three American prisoners from North Korea was hailed as an important first step in addressing abuses within the nation, as U.S. leaders call for a continued expansion of religious freedom initiatives in U.S. foreign policy.
Apr 26, 2018 - 10:45 am .- Religious freedom conditions worsened across the globe in the past year, according to the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom’s 2018 report, released April 25. ??