Read this and other attacks on faith from Weekly Prayer Update 5/24-5/30
In his address to graduating seminarians on Wednesday, United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. emphasized the importance of religious freedom and the dangers it faces today.Religious freedom means that “no one is forced to act in violation of his own beliefs,” Alito said, according to Catholic Philly. “Most of my life Americans were instilled in this,” he added, and urged the audience “keep the flame burning.” Read more here.
For anyone who thinks religious discrimination is non-existent in America, the attorneys at First Liberty Institute have a different story. First Liberty announced the release of Undeniable: The Survey of Hostility to Religion in America (2016). It is available online here, free of charge.
Religious Liberty Legislation
Continue praying consistently and fervently for the successful passage of legislation that effectively protects our Judeo-Christian heritage and religious liberty. e conversations with coworkers.”
“A Jewish synagogue in California has won an encouraging victory at a federal district court after an eight-month legal battle. On May 12, a U.S. district judge dismissed a lawsuit against Chabad of Irvine, a synagogue in Orange County. The lawsuit threatened to block the congregation from participating in the Jewish religious atonement rite that takes place before the holiday Yom Kippur.”
From FFRF website: “The Freedom From Religion Foundation is insisting that a Florida county commissioners’ board cease starting its meetings with a prayer.”
“…you can understand the concern among townsfolk when the salutatorian at Akin Grade School was told he could not deliver his graduation speech because it was too religious. Seth Clark, 13, was mighty proud of that speech. He referenced God and quoted from the Bible and even mentioned his Christian faith. But just hours before graduation, Seth was told that he would not be permitted to deliver his remarks.”
MO: FFRF Protests Cross In Park
From FFRF website: “The Freedom From Religion Foundation is requesting that a Missouri town remove a massive cross on public property.”
From FFRF website: “The Freedom From Religion Foundation is taking issue with a Missouri school district superintendent’s open evangelizing at school events. Willard Public Schools Superintendent Kent Medlin gave religious remarks and a prayer at the recent Willard High School graduation ceremony. He reportedly quoted the bible repeatedly in his commencement address, proselytized by discussing his savior and asked students and their families to join him in a prayer.”
Congressional Prayer Caucus
Congressional Prayer: Each week Congress is in session, members of Congressional Prayer Caucus meet before votes to pray in Room 219 of the U.S. Capitol.
There are over 100 Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, a bipartisan and bicameral caucus, that is spearheading a strategic movement of national, state and local leaders and citizens who are working together to promote prayer, protect religious freedom and restore, upgrade and popularize America’s founding spirit and the principles related to faith and morality that shaped this Great Republic. Please commit to praying for them, their families, and staff daily.
“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” 1 Tim. 2, Psalm 91
Include: Judicial Branch, Legislative Branch, Executive Branch, Military, Faith Leaders, First Responders, Etc.
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“The imprisonment of a Christian politician for blaspheming Islam has triggered an outpouring of anger and support around Indonesia.”
There are many organizations on the front lines that need our prayers.
Alliance Defending Freedom, ACLJ, Becket Law, Liberty Counsel, First Liberty, Family Research Council, The Heritage Foundation, Chaplain Alliance For Religious Liberty and any others that come to mind.