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Religious Liberty

This Independence Day, Celebrate Religious Liberty for All

Shiite Muslims pray together and rallyAmericans should promote freedoms that they are willing to share with all of their neighbors—including freedom of religion for Muslims.

by Claire Markham and Sanam Malik | Thursday, June 30, 2016

Addressing Challenges to Progressive Religious Liberty in Michigan

A man leaves a voting booth article icon Issue Brief Michigan must strike a proper balance between true religious freedom and the other cherished rights and freedoms that keep the nation’s democracy strong.

by Carolyn Davis and Lauren Kokum | Thursday, May 12, 2016

How Overly Broad Religious Exemptions Are Putting Children at Risk of Sexual Abuse

beds in detention centerReligious exemptions in federal guidelines to address sexual abuse of children undermine their efficacy.

by Sharita Gruberg, Carolyn Davis, Victor Lopez | Thursday, May 12, 2016

Advancing Progressive Religious Liberty in 2016

People protest for LGBT rights. book_alt2 icon Report A hopeful, progressive understanding of religious liberty can prevent harm and discrimination while preserving the freedoms of both religious and nonreligious Americans.

by Carolyn Davis | Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Faith Voices for Reproductive Justice: Standing With Women and Families

play_alt icon Video In light of the upcoming ruling in Zubik v. Burwell, the progressive faith leaders and faith-based advocates featured in this video affirm women's right to comprehensive health care.

by Claire Markham, Lauren Kokum, Kulsum Ebrahim | Monday, March 14, 2016

A Win for Zubik Would Undermine the Religious Liberty of Employees

U.S. Supreme CourtAllowing religiously affiliated nonprofits to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate would endanger the religious liberty of students, employees, and their dependents.

by Lauren Kokum | Monday, March 14, 2016

Zubik v. Burwell: Pushing Reproductive Health Care Access to the Precipice

cursor icon Interactive A win in the U.S. Supreme Court for religiously affiliated nonprofits would decrease women’s access to critical reproductive health care services.

by Lauren Kokum and Sheridan Ruiz | Monday, March 14, 2016

The Economic Cost of Overly Broad RFRAs

Indiana RFRA opponentsAnti-LGBT religious exemption laws pose a serious risk to state economies.

by Sarah McBride | Thursday, February 4, 2016

Restoring the Balance

Supreme Court book_alt2 icon Report One year after Hobby Lobby, state legislators, organizations, and for-profit corporations are using religious liberty to infringe on the rights of women, religious minorities, and LGBT people.

by Carolyn Davis, Laura E. Durso, Carmel Martin | Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Infographic: Small Business Owners Support Contraception Insurance Coverage

New polling data shows widespread support among small business owners for providing employees with birth control coverage.

by Julisa McCoy and Donna Barry | Thursday, July 16, 2015

Small Business Owners Are More Progressive than the U.S. Supreme Court Thinks

Hobby Lobby vigilAs the U.S. Supreme Court’s Burwell v. Hobby Lobby ruling becomes the law of the land, small business owners show just how unnecessary the religious accommodations for contraceptive insurance are.

by Julisa McCoy and Donna Barry | Thursday, July 16, 2015

Strengthening Child Welfare Systems by Resisting LGBT Discrimination

Adopted child of same-sex parentsReligious exemption laws would deny loving homes to vulnerable youth.

by Carolyn Davis and Hannah Hussey | Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Infographic: RFRA Repercussions

Overly broad state religious freedom restoration acts, or RFRAs, threaten true religious freedom and could have far-reaching negative consequences.

by Donna Barry, Billy Corriher, Carolyn Davis, Chester Hawkins, Lauren Kokum, Sarah McBride | Thursday, May 7, 2015

State Religious Freedom Restoration Acts Threaten True Religious Liberty

Warwick SabinUnder the guise of protecting religious freedom, states across the country are opening the door to discrimination by enacting misguided laws and policies.

by Sally Steenland | Wednesday, April 1, 2015

3 Ways to Celebrate Religious Freedom Day

religious tolerance assemblyIt is important to mark the nation’s progress in achieving religious freedom for all Americans, but the United States must also note the distance it still has to go.

by Sally Steenland | Friday, January 16, 2015