Churches have been exempt from sex discrimination laws for years – now those opposed to same-sex marriage want that exemption to be extended to individuals.
As hard-line Pentecostalism spreads across Brazil, some drug traffickers in gang-controlled areas of Rio de Janeiro are using religion as an excuse to attack nonbelievers.
Even if secular law changes to allow same-sex couples to marry, churches are protected by religious freedom to choose who they will - or will not - marry.
In the marriage equality debate, those who once fought against protections for religious freedom are suddenly all for it.
Religious freedom in Australia can be a source of division with examples of respect for and of government interference with that freedom.
There are three very different kinds of liberty. When people talk about religious liberty, what kind of liberty they might mean?
A civil society organisation, OGOD, wants South Africa's public schools to stop calling themselves Christian and to outlaw their religious practices.
Judge Gorsuch was raised Catholic and later became an Episcopalian. An expert on Church-State issues says don't read too much into religion as an indicator of judicial philosophy.
For many Muslim women, wearing the headscarf is an act of piety and a way of being. Forcing them to remove it can have devastating consequences.
After Brexit, the UK could become a more attractive place for Muslim women than the rest of the EU.
The Johnson Amendment requires houses of worship to stay away from politics to receive tax exemptions. Yet, their leaders can speak out in a variety of ways that could reflect their religious views.
President Trump recently repeated his pledge to eliminate the 63-year-old law, which bans charities from engaging in political activities, at the National Prayer Breakfast.
Distrust of the irreligious has been commonplace in the American political discourse from the founding.
As the US example shows, freedom of religion should not be allowed to morph into the right to discriminate.
Legislating against racial and religious vilification is highly fraught, as the ongoing debate around Section 18C has demonstrated, and unlikely to become less so any time soon.
Religious leaders have done little to help combat institutionalised homophobia – and some have flat-out encouraged it.
What, exactly, are the political goals of The Satanic Temple, which formed in 2013? A religion professor attended a recent satanic ritual to find out.
Why and how do new religious movements emerge? And how can Indonesia protect religious freedom amid hostility towards unorthodox religious groups?
The furore around freedom of sexual orientation vs religious freedom at a South African university should lead to deeper thinking about Christianity's historical role in promoting liberalism.
The corporate backlash shouldn’t be a surprise. Companies have increasingly played a more active role on social issues.