More
    HomeNewsNationalU.S. Launches Religious Liberty Task Force

    U.S. Launches Religious Liberty Task Force

    Published on

    spot_img

    Subscribe to our newsletter

    Stay up to date with what's happening in the Christian community

    The U.S. announced the creation of a Religious Liberty Task Force at the Department of Justice to protect people of faith in the country, reports Premier.

    In a press conference on July 30, 2018, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the task force aims to promote “peace, prosperity, freedom, lawfulness, and clarity.”

    Many Americans have felt that their freedom to practice their faith has been under attack. —U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

    The Religious Liberty Task Force will help officials at the Justice Department to implement new religious liberty guidance in the cases they bring. “That includes making sure that our employees know their duties to accommodate people of faith,” Sessions said.

    Sessions remarked that cultural changes in the country made its citizens “less hospitable to people of faith.” He claimed that “Many Americans have felt that their freedom to practice their faith has been under attack.”

    The creation of the Religious Liberty Task Force drew mixed reactions from different organizations in the country. Religious groups lauded the government for protecting people of faith while several groups called the task force a license to discriminate people.

    Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville commended the initiative, saying religious freedom is important in the U.S., reports Catholic News Agency.

    “As Americans, we intuitively understand that individuals should be free to live in accordance with what they believe to be true, that is, in accordance one’s conscience,” said Archbishop Kurtz.

    The church leader agreed with Sessions’ observation that a covert movement is slowly deteriorating the country’s religious freedom. Archbishop Kurtz said religious organizations do positive things for the country and yet they experience difficulty in operating due to certain government policies. He said, “Intolerance for religious views has real consequences.”

    Sources:
    Premier
    Catholic News Agency

    Latest articles

    Hallow App Launches 2022 Advent Prayer Challenge

    Hallow, a Christian prayer app, launched this year's Advent challenge with cast members from the hit series The Chosen joining the program.

    Group Gives 10,000 Bibles to London’s Children

    The Trinitarian Bible Society announced that over 10,000 Bibles have been given to London schools within three years.

    Prayer, Faith Can Help Teens with Mental Health Issues

    A study on teens and young adults confirmed that those who pray and have a relationship with God were more likely to flourish in life more than their peers.

    Billy Graham Archive & Research Center is Now Open

    The new Billy Graham Archive and Research Center opened in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 7, the birthday of the late evangelist.

    More like this

    Hallow App Launches 2022 Advent Prayer Challenge

    Hallow, a Christian prayer app, launched this year's Advent challenge with cast members from the hit series The Chosen joining the program.

    Prayer, Faith Can Help Teens with Mental Health Issues

    A study on teens and young adults confirmed that those who pray and have a relationship with God were more likely to flourish in life more than their peers.

    Billy Graham Archive & Research Center is Now Open

    The new Billy Graham Archive and Research Center opened in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 7, the birthday of the late evangelist.