Articles on Religious Liberty

Responding to the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood case, Democrats in the Senate and in the House of Representatives have announced plans to circumvent the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The bill's sponsor is Senator Patty... Continue...

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides, in part, that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” This provision is known in shorthand as the Establishment Clause. The United States Supreme Court recently decided the... Continue...

"This is the scariest thing the Court has ever done,” emailed a friend to me yesterday. Understandably, women’s hearts are beating fast and our heads are spinning with confusion due to uproars declaring a heightened “war on women” in the... Continue...

Yesterday morning the front page of Hobby Lobby’s website featured a discount on a four-by-six wooden block emblazoned with the simple declaration: “I Pray for America.” Nothing on the page even indirectly mentioned the Supreme Court’s landmark decision yesterday in Burwell... Continue...

"Protecting the free-exercise rights of closely held corporations thus protects the religious liberty of the humans who own and control them.” — Justice Samuel Alito Today, the Supreme Court took necessary steps to clarify and re-assert America’s lasting commitment to... Continue...

On June 30, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling on the Health and Human Services (HHS) contraceptive mandate. The Court ruled (5-4) that that employers with religious objections can opt out of providing contraception coverage under the Affordable Care... Continue...

Russell Moore, president of the ERLC, shares his thoughts on the ruling given by the Supreme Court of the United States on the Hobby Lobby and religious freedom case.  "The government cannot set itself up as lord over the conscience...What the... Continue...

In Iraq, an al-Qaeda-linked militant group called ISIS has seized a large section of the country’s northern region. ISIS, which stands for The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, claims it is an independent state with claims to Iraq, Syria,... Continue...

BALTIMORE (BP)—American Christians need to recognize the threat to religious freedom means they not only may be persecuted but they may be culpable as persecutors, Russell D. Moore said in a panel session sponsored by the Ethics & Religious Liberty... Continue...