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‘Religious Liberty’ Does Not Give People a License to Discriminate

Carri Jo Anderson holds a bucket of Kuntucky Fried Chicken and a gay pride sign as she joins the protest in front of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Pompano Beach, Fla.Claims of threats to “religious liberty” are all too often not about the free exercise of religion but instead about discriminating against gay Americans.

by Crosby Burns | Monday, October 15, 2012

Health Care

Christians kneeling outside of Supreme CourtFor many people of faith, the fight for health care reform reflects deeply held values that were tested in the political arena and still remain strong.

by Eleni Towns | Wednesday, October 3, 2012

5 Things You Should Know About Religion and Contraception

Eleni Towns examines the faith perspective on no-cost contraception that kicks off today under Obamacare.

by Eleni Towns | Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ministering to Bodies and Souls

This interview with Rev. Elizabeth Barnum is part of a series profiling leaders of the Faith and Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute, a project of CAP’s Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative conducted by Sally Steenland.

by Sally Steenland | Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Religion, Marriage, and the Economy

Sally Steenland interviews CAP Senior Fellow Bishop Gene Robinson about religious liberty, contraception, marriage equality, economic inequality, and more.

by Sally Steenland | Wednesday, June 20, 2012

10 Things You Need to Know About Religious Liberty

Sally Steenland lists the top 10 reasons why religious liberty is alive and well in the United States.

by Sally Steenland | Thursday, June 14, 2012

Faith Leaders Rally Around Affordable Care Act as a Step in the Right Direction

A diverse group of religious leaders gathered outside the Supreme Court on Monday to support what they see as a morally just law, write Emily Farnell and Alexandra Scheeler.

by Emily Farnell and Alexandra Scheeler | Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Morality of Contraception

Eleni Towns and Sally Steenland argue that the vast majority of people of faith support contraception.

by Eleni Towns and Sally Steenland | Thursday, February 23, 2012

10 Things You Should Know About Religion in the 2012 Elections

Catherine Woodiwiss and Sally Steenland identify 10 ways religion will influence this year’s presidential contest.

by Catherine Woodiwiss and Sally Steenland | Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Religious Liberty Gets A Little Stronger

The Obama administration did the right thing by requiring most employers to provide no-cost contraceptive coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act, writes Sally Steenland.

by Sally Steenland | Friday, January 20, 2012

Conservative Religious Organizations Wage Another Contraception Battle

Religious organizations are fighting to be exempt from a federal rule requiring contraception in employer health programs even if the vast majority of their employees use birth control, writes Sally Steenland.

by Sally Steenland | Friday, October 21, 2011

Why Religious Education Matters

Brian Thorn explains the problems a society faces when it lacks understanding of religions at home and abroad.

by Brian Thorn | Monday, October 25, 2010

The Question of Conscience

A panel of experts joined CAP to discuss conscience or refusal clauses and how they currently do not protect patients’ consciences or rights to access care.

| Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Founding Fathers’ Religious Wisdom

This notion—that our country’s roots are explicitly Christian—is both foolish and wrong.

by Nicholas Rathod | Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Including Faith Without Imposing It

Misusing Religious Beliefs

| Wednesday, January 5, 2005