• Trump’s Praise for Modi on India’s ‘Incredible’ Religious Freedom Doesn’t Match Our Research

    Aside from some mispronunciations that sparked memes, President Donald Trump’s visit to India this week went mostly as scripted. The entire trip was high on optics—a spectacle of bromance between him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi—but delivered little of substance apart from some modest... Read more
  • How a new presidential religious freedom adviser could shape US foreign policy

    Reports of a new special adviser to the President on international religious freedom could be a game-changer for U.S. foreign policy, one expert said Friday. “It’s a very big deal. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has been recommending they fill this... Read more
  • Pompeo announces new alliance for religious freedom

    A new International Religious Freedom Alliance with 27 member states was announced on Wednesday by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Pompeo said that the alliance would include “like-minded partners who treasure, and fight for, international religious freedom for every human... Read more
  • A Supreme Court Sequel for the Little Sisters

    The Little Sisters of the Poor are headed back to the Supreme Court this term. It is unclear whether they will win this one narrowly or broadly, but they should win. Although it is unfortunate that they have had to be in court again, the Little Sisters’ second case at the Supreme Court... Read more
  • Trump admin announces rules to allow equal access to grants for religious groups

    The White House announced new rules from nine federal agencies Thursday to help ensure that religious groups have equal access to public benefit programs. On Jan. 16, Religious Freedom Day, President Donald Trump announced the rules “to protect religious freedom” throughout his... Read more
  • University pro-lifers win appeal over security fee that nixed events

    The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled in favor of a student pro-life group that was charged a $17,500 security fee to stage events on the University of Alberta campus. “It’s very significant. This is an encouragement for anybody to say things on campus that may be unpopular, so long as it... Read more
  • China in Hong Kong: Why ‘the First Freedom’ Will Be the First to Disappear

    Time magazine readers chose the Hong Kong protesters as the people’s choice for 2019 Persons of the Year. The poll is vivid support for the pro-democracy cries of the 2 million Hong Kong protesters. What many don’t realize is that religion is a significant factor in the current... Read more
  • Lawsuit filed over latest New York abortion law

    Several pro-life organizations in New York have sued the state over a law they say targets pro-life and religious employers, barring them from reflecting their core beliefs in hiring policies. “No government has the right to tell pro-life or religious organizations they must hire someone... Read more
  • The Right Way to Talk about Rights

    Universal Declaration of Human Rights Day, December 10, commemorates the day in 1948 that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Recently, the Trump administration has been giving some thought to that declaration. In July, Secretary of State Mike... Read more
  • Little Sisters of the Poor again seek Supreme Court’s help

    The Little Sisters of the Poor filed a petition with the Supreme Court Oct. 1 asking the court to once again protect them from the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act. This has a familiar ring because in 2016 the Supreme Court granted the sisters a religious exemption from the... Read more