Religious Freedom and the Law

November 15, 2017 ...

https://media.blubrry.com/todaysconversation/p/content.blubrry.com/todaysconversation/TodaysConversation-e27-111517-Berg.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:32 — 35.5MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | RSS Based out of the University of St. Thomas School of Law, Tom’s work has been cited several times by the U.S. Supreme Court and federal courts of appeals. In this podcast, you’ll hear from a leading …

Protect the Religious Freedom of California Religious Institutions

September 25, 2017 ...

Dear Governor Brown: The undersigned faith groups are each dynamically present as faith-based nonprofit employers in the state of California. We write collectively to urge you to veto AB 569 (Gonzalez Fletcher), which would adversely and unnecessarily impact our effectiveness in serving the people of California by subjecting us to potential costly and irresponsible legal …

Responding to Religious Freedom Executive Order

May 4, 2017 ...

We welcome the promise, repeated today, that religious organizations will not be required to provide drugs that may act as abortifacients and services that violate their commitment to protect all human life. Now we call on the administration to promptly issue revised regulations and resolve lingering legal disputes over this issue. Most evangelical leaders do …

Challenges for Christian Colleges

April 15, 2017 ...

https://media.blubrry.com/todaysconversation/p/content.blubrry.com/todaysconversation/TodaysConversation-e19-041517-Hoogstra.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:34 — 26.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | RSS In Today’s Conversation podcast, Leith Anderson talks with Shirley Hoogstra about the challenges and opportunities of Christian colleges, including: Recent case studies challenging the religious freedom of Christian colleges, particularly as it relates to biblical marriage and LGBT …

Religious Freedom is for Non-Christians Too

February 28, 2017 ...

In this survey, evangelical leaders deviate from the general American population that places a higher priority on preserving the religious freedom of some groups rather than others. “Evangelical leaders believe religious freedom is a basic human right for all people, and that protecting the religious freedom for people of other faiths is protecting their own …

Top Policy Issues of 2017

February 13, 2017 ...

While the open-ended question led to a variety of answers, 63 percent of evangelical leaders named religious freedom and 46 percent listed immigration/refugees when answering, “What will be the most important public policy issues for evangelicals to address in 2017?” “If the first weeks under the new administration are any indication, evangelical leaders accurately identified …

Most U.S. Evangelical Leaders Expect Persecution in Coming Years

November 28, 2016 ...

The October Evangelical Leaders Survey asked U.S. evangelical leaders about their experience with persecution and their projections for the future. While only 32 percent indicated that they have been persecuted for their Christian faith, 76 percent expect they will be persecuted in coming years. “American evangelical leaders recognize changes in the cultural wind and anticipate …

Buxton v. Kurtinitis

October 21, 2016 ...

He learned that his application score had been lowered by one administrator because in answer to a question about the source of his morals he briefly mentioned his Christian faith. A federal district court dismissed Buxton’s complaint as failing to state a claim. He is now appealing to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The …

Update: California Drops Proposal Affecting Faith-based Colleges

August 10, 2016 ...

The earlier version of Senate Bill 1146 would have prevented colleges that receive state funds from enforcing policies on student conduct, housing and restroom/locker facilities, and other matters of practical campus life that are informed by the institution’s religious convictions. “This is good news for our evangelical colleges and for other religious schools in California,” …