- Nov 26, 2020
Tolerance for religious minorities was written into the very establishment of Canada, more than a century before the country was established in 1867. Today, religious liberty and religious pluralism are under siege the world over. The 150 years – and more – of the Canadian experience have much to offer.
In line with the dramatic overall shift in attitudes about same-sex marriage in the past decade, a recent survey found that a majority of people within most U.S. religious groups don’t approve of businesses invoking their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays.
Citing the example of saints such as Thomas More and John Fisher, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori talked about the continuing persecution of Christians around the globe. The archbishop spoke to the U.S. bishops on an annual observance highlighting the importance of religious liberty.
In a new video marking the beginning of this year’s Fortnight for Freedom, the U.S. bishops invited legal, religious, and other personalities to discuss the importance of religious liberty, and to address the struggle between the Little Sisters of the Poor and the HHS mandate of the Affordable Care Act.
The annual spring meeting of the U.S. bishops in Indianapolis made many decisions on a plethora of issues, such as migration, health care and religious liberty. The bishops also discussed the upcoming Convocation of Catholic Leaders and the Synod for Young People.
Trump is president in no small measure because he “focused like a laser beam on winning the support of evangelical voters and people of faith,” Ralph Reed, founder of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, told the audience before Trump’s speech.