Religious Freedom

Protesters gather on a main road near the Legislative Council on June 16 as they continuing protest against the unpopular extradition bill in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Verna Yu June 18, 2019
Hong Kong has been rocked by mass protests against a proposal would allow suspects to be sent for trial in China’s Communist Party-controlled judiciary.
A new law in Quebec prohibits the wearing of religious symbols or clothing by some government employees, including public school teachers, state lawyers, judges and police officers.
While Mr. Tennes’s attorneys argued that their client was being targeted because of his religious beliefs, Mr. Bogren said that discrimination against same-sex couples is not protected by religious liberty statutes. He compared discrimination against gay people to prejudice against racial
Archbishop Christian Lepine of Montreal is speaking out against a "secularism" bill that is pending before Quebec's National Asssembly, claiming that it would undermine religious liberty.
When doctors, nurses and health care workers conscientiously object to a procedure to protect the life and dignity of their patients, they must do so respectfully, Pope Francis said.
Rabbi Arthur Schneier and Dr. Mohammad Abdulkarim Al-Issa (Diane Bondareff for Appeal of Conscience Foundation)
Kevin Clarke May 17, 2019
Following attacks on houses of worship in Sri Lanka, New Zealand and the United States, Muslim and Jewish leaders sign a joint call for cooperation among different faiths.