Posts Tagged ‘religious freedom’

Supreme Court asked to revisit eminent domain abuse

January 8, 2013

By: Eric  Rassbach, Deputy General Counsel, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty  Yesterday a broad coalition of civil rights and public policy groups, including the Becket Fund, the CATO Institute, and others joined together in an amicus brief to ask the Supreme Court to take up a case, Ilagan v. Ungacta, involving eminent domain abuse. The case Read More

Sindicatul “Pastorul cel bun” v. Romania

October 30, 2012

The stakes could not be higher for European churches in Sindicatul v. Romania. The case concerns a group of priests of the Romanian Orthodox Church who are seeking to form a trade union against the wishes of their ecclesiastical leaders. The Romanian courts and the Romanian government found that the establishment of such a “rogue” Read More

Mosque Free to Open, a Win for All Religious Houses of Worship

August 9, 2012

After years of opposition, local Muslims permitted to use mosque for worship

Morr-Fitz v. Blagojevich

June 21, 2012

Americans who work in the healthcare field often do so out of concern for their fellow citizens.  They hope to use their careers to both make a living and make a difference in the lives of those who need their help. Given the high costs of healthcare, you might think that governments would encourage people Read More

How Will the Supreme Court’s Decision Impact the HHS Mandate?

June 14, 2012

Unless the entire act is struck down, the HHS cases move forward.  Learn more here.

Church Wins Zoning Appeal; City Surrenders

May 3, 2012

City must recognize Church’s right to gather for worship For Immediate Release: May 3, 2012 Contact: Jeff Gasser, (202) 349-7201 Washington, D.C. – Today, the Becket Fund and a Christian church in Texas scored a huge victory for religious freedom. After five years of litigation, the Elijah Group, an evangelical Christian church in Leon Valley, Read More

Ave Maria University v. Burwell

February 20, 2012

Jim Towey, President of Ave Maria University, knows first-hand the immense value religious people of all faiths bring to the public square and is determined to stop the Administration’s efforts to push them to the margins.  Towey worked with Mother Teresa for 12 years, and saw her establish AIDs clinics and homeless shelters, then served Read More

Rigdon v. Perry

December 17, 2011

Muzzled military chaplains enlisted the Becket Fund for an assault on Pentagon censorship.  Representing a group of Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim chaplains and service members, the Becket Fund championed the rights of military chaplains to preach freely without government interference. A Pentagon gag order had barred military chaplains from preaching about legislation during sermons.  Although Read More Rep. Gus Bilirakis Demands an End to Religious Persecution Worldwide

July 14, 2011

Rep. Bilirakis (FL-09), speaks at a conference sponsored by the International Coalition for Religious Freedom titled “Stop Religious Persecution Now.”

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