Resources on Religious Liberty

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 16, 2018—The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops on July 13, in the case Whole Woman’s Health v. Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops. The court’s... Continue...

Editor’s Note: In the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the Court was asked to decide whether the First Amendment is violated when a state punishes a citizen for refusing, for reasons of religious conscience, to create... Continue...

Today the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of pro-life pregnancy centers in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra. The case concerned the issue of whether the state of California could force pro-life pregnancy centers to provide... Continue...

For the second time in June, Christians and social conservatives have reason to celebrate the rulings handed down by the United States Supreme Court. In early June, the Supreme Court handed down a decision telling government officials to respect religious... Continue...

Hello. This is Russell Moore. I'm standing here, outside the United States Supreme Court Building after the court has just ruled in the matter of NIFLA versus Becerra. Essentially, what this case is about is whether or not the state... Continue...

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the Washington Supreme Court in Arlene’s Flowers Inc. v. Washington and remanded the case to be re-heard by the lower court. Arlene’s Flowers centers on a 73-year-old Southern Baptist, Barronelle Stutzman.... Continue...

In February 2017, a court sentenced former deacon Zhang Xiuhong of the Living Stone Church in China to five years in prison for alleged "illegal business operation." Later that year, it was reported that authorities had tortured Pastor Zhang Shaojie... Continue...

Free, downloadable bulletin insert for use by your church on Citizenship and Religious Liberty Sunday.  Continue...

Today, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of Jack Phillips in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case centered on a Colorado baker named Jack Phillips who was punished for refusing to create a wedding cake for... Continue...

It would be a mistake to interpret today’s Supreme Court ruling as an overwhelmingly sweeping win, or one that resolves all the ongoing tensions over religious liberty and LGBT rights. The ERLC has an explainer on the case. Legal experts... Continue...