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Religious Freedom Lecture Series feat. Becket Fund President

January 26, 2015

Continuing the Search for Religious Freedom: Fifty Years after Vatican II’s Dignitatis Humanae Presented by The John Cardinal Krol Chair of Moral Theology at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Tuesday, March 17, 2015: “Continuing the Search for Religious Freedom: Present Trials, Future Challenges” – Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia Tuesday, March 24 , 2015: “Continuing the Read More

Supreme Court Quashes Prison Beard Ban

January 23, 2015

CNS News January 22, 2015

Becket Lawyer to speak on Religious Freedom and Foreign Policy

January 16, 2015

As part of the British Council’s Bridging Voices initiative and on behalf of Religion News Service, Lancaster University, the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute and the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Becket Fund Legal Counsel Asma Uddin will be participating in a two-part transatlantic dialogue on religious freedom and foreign policy in the Read More

The Ebenezer Award

December 12, 2014

Full List of Winners (or Losers) below: 2014 – The City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota for having an Ebenezer-like change of heart.  Sioux Falls was our #1 contender for the Ebenezer award after it notified a private school that the city snowplow blades its young students had labored over and decorated would be repainted and censored. Read More

Religious Liberties for Corporations?

Hobby Lobby, the Affordable Care Act, and the Constitution Featuring the authors Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; and David Gans, Director of the Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Citizenship Program, Constitutional Accountability Center; with comments by Randy Barnett, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory, Georgetown University Law Center; moderated by Roger Pilon, Vice President for Read More

Thanksgiving Reprise: Forgetting the Holy; The Feast of the Intransitive Verb

November 25, 2014

By Zachary Enos, Assistant Director of Communications If certain bureaucrats had their way, Christmas and Hanukah would become “Sparkle Season,” St. Valentine’s Day would be branded “Special Persons Day,”  and Easter—the “Spring Festival.” But hey, since stingy officials ignore common sense all the time, why stop there? We celebrate other public Holidays—a word which comes from Read More

2015 Canterbury Medal Dinner Honoring Mrs. Barbara Green

November 14, 2014

Purchase Tickets To Annual Dinner 20th Anniversary Canterbury Medal Dinner Honoring Mrs. Barbara Green, Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. Thursday, May 7, 2015 The Pierre Hotel New York City Save the Date PDF Hotel Accommodations Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits Formal Invitation If you have any questions about tickets or sponsorships, please call Montse Alvarado at 202.349.7205, Read More

Becket Fund Featured in TIME Magazine

October 7, 2014

Becket Fund’s Supreme Court Case Holt v. Hobbs was featured in TIME Magazine on October 7, 2014: Meet the Lawyers Fighting for Religious Freedom Today Before the Supreme Court By Elizabeth Dias Arguing for a Muslim prisoner’s right to grow a beard is just the latest effort for the firm that won the Hobby Lobby Read More

Militant Atheists Sound Retreat; Give Up on Forcing IRS to Censor Sermons

October 3, 2014

Freedom From Religion Foundation runs away from own lawsuit after Becket Fund gets involved Washington, D.C. – Today, a federal judge in Wisconsin dismissed the Freedom from Religion Foundation’s (FFRF) attempt to use the IRS as a weapon to censor houses of worship who preach on moral issues that have political implications. After almost two years of litigation, FFRF asked the Read More

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