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Union Theological Seminary Rips RFRA Laws

June 16, 2015

Union Theological Seminary bowed the knee to leftism. How has this affected its views of sexuality and religious freedom?

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Defending Religious Freedom with Senator Lee

June 4, 2015

Christian individuals and institutions across the country are worried that they will face government discrimination if the Supreme Court mandates government recognition of same-sex marriage. The fear that the protection of Christians’ exercise of…

Duccio - The Temptation on the Mount

The Call of Conscience

May 20, 2015

In a recent article, I noted UMC Bishop Mel Talbert’s appeal to conscience as a justification for violating the rules of the UMC Book of Discipline which he had agreed to live by. This…


IRD: Defend Christian Businesses Against ‘Lynch Mobs’ of Secular Groupthink

April 6, 2015

A small town Indiana pizzeria has experienced a dramatic reversal of fortune just days after shutting its doors in the face of condemnation and threats.


Disciples of Christ Eye Convention Pullout to Protest Indiana Religious Liberty Law

March 27, 2015

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination announced its governing convention may not meet in Indiana after the state approved its own version of the longstanding federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Muslims in Peshawar, Pakistan rally in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo murderer jihadists (Photo credit: EPA)

Shocking Killings In France Raises Question About Islamic Blasphemy Laws

January 14, 2015

Without a strong conviction on the rightness of true freedom, the United States cannot successfully assist freedom-lovers around the world, and is in danger of losing that freedom itself.

DC Wilson Building

Throwing Religious Freedom Under the Washington, DC Busses

December 13, 2014

The DC City Council seems to be working overtime to eviscerate the religious freedom of private schools.

International Coalition of Parliamentarians with Charter on Religious Freedom signed today (Photo credit: Embassy of Canada in Norway)

More Good News: International Coalition for Religious Freedom Launched

November 8, 2014

Oslo, Norway hosted a gathering of parliamentarians from the world over to discuss how to jointly combat rising religious persecution and protect religious freedom globally.


Supreme Court Protects Prolife Rights in Abortion Clinic Case

June 26, 2014

Moments ago, IRD staff joined the victory cheers outside of the U.S. Supreme Court as we listened to the McCullen v. Coakley ruling. This decision is not only a huge victory for the pro-life movement, but hopefully a forecast of the decisions to come regarding Hobby Lobby and religious freedom.


Something Rotten? The State of Religious Freedom in Denmark

June 18, 2014

Is something rotten in the state of Denmark with regards to same-sex marriage and religious liberty?

From left to right, Phillip Bethancourt, Samuel Rodriguez, Rick Warren, David Platt, and Russell Moore participate in an ERLC panel on religious liberty. (Photo credit: Mark Kellner)

Southern Baptists Urge Action on Religious Liberty

June 10, 2014

A group of Southern Baptist thinkers and pastors, including Pastor Rick Warren, Pastor David Platt, and Dr. Russell Moore, participated in an forum Monday evening, where they discussed religious liberty and the implications of the Hobby Lobby case.


A New Vow: Gay Rights and Religious Freedom

May 31, 2014

The question posed at the Newseum on Wednesday, May 28, took the brunt of the gay rights movement head-on as the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute and Moment Magazine co-sponsored a panel discussion titled, “Gay Rights and Religious Freedom: Is Common Ground Possible?”