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On December 6, 2017, President Trump formally recognized that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. The move was expected, as the White House had telegraphed the decision for several days before the event. It is an important decision; here’s what... Continue...

The limits of religious liberty are currently being tested around the world, including the U.S. Some are seeking to restrict this freedom and move religious discourse from the public square. At the same time, as many of us get ready... Continue...

Authorization for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is about to expire. Below are five basic things you need to know about USCIRF and why it matters: 1. USCIRF (pronounced ‘you-surf’ by policy wonks) is an independent, bipartisan... Continue...

By now, you have heard that the Supreme Court issued its long-anticipated decision, which imposed a 50-state same-sex marriage mandate. Pastors and churches have exhibited a great degree of uncertainty preceding the decision, wondering what the impact of the decision will be... Continue...

Pressured by an impending lawsuit, President Trump is considering ending the Obama administration’s protections for young undocumented immigrants known as “Dreamers” known as DACA. Here is what you should know about this complicated immigration issue: Who are “Dreamers?” The term... Continue...

In late 2017, an embryo that had been frozen for 24 years was born via a procedure termed frozen embryo transfer.[1] The procedure was facilitated and performed at the National Embryo Donation Center in Knoxville, Tenn., a faith-based organization that... Continue...

What is Jerusalem Day? Jerusalem Day (Hebrew: Yom Yerushalayim) is an Israeli national holiday that celebrates the unification of Jerusalem under Jewish sovereignty, an event that occurred during the Six Day War in 1967. On May 12, 1968 the government... Continue...

What is Aleppo? Aleppo is the largest city in Syria and contains the country’s largest population of Christians. Aleppo is believed to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world behind only Damascus (also in Syria) and... Continue...

What is this case and what’s it about? The case is Whole Women’s Health v. Cole. Abortion clinics in Texas are challenging common-sense state regulations intended to protect the health of all women and any children born alive during botched abortions,... Continue...

On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the U.S. Senate passed an important bill to curb human trafficking and to aid its victims. Here is what you should know about that legislation: What is the story with the human trafficking bill? The... Continue...