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Religious Liberty

Concerned Women for America through its Board of Trustees has established Religious Liberty as one of its seven core issues on which we focus our efforts. Below, please find a few very basic verses that describe the Biblical support we find for our focus on this issue, as taken from our Core Issues: Biblical Foundations document. We also include our concerns on this issue, followed by the goals set forth to reverse the devastating trends in our society, as taken from our Concerns and Goals document.

Religious Liberty

Example of Paul: Paul went to the synagogue (the political forum of that time) to reason with both Jews and Greeks. He used the religious climate at that time to introduce the Gospel of Christ into their culture. (Acts 17:16-24, Paul's sermon in Athens; Acts 18:4, his preaching in the synagogue.)

God calls us to be subject to the governing authorities. Apostle's example: Obey God rather than man. These two should be able to co-exist. They should not be in opposition to one another.

"For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same." (Romans 13:3)

Sometimes the authority is in opposition to God and in those cases, we must obey God.

"But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: 'We ought to obey God rather than men.'" (Acts 5:29)

Example of Daniel: King Darius took away religious freedom, but Daniel chose to exercise his God-given freedom to worship. He was punished, but gained freedom for the rest of the nation because of his obedience in worshipping God. (Daniel 6:8-27)

CONCERNS
We are concerned about:
GOALS
We are working to see:
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
1. The trend of government to diminish and disregard the God-given inalienable rights of individuals.
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
1. Our government strengthen and renew its commitment to respect and protect each individual's exercise of his God-given inalienable rights.
2. The erosion of religious liberty and the legal and cultural imposition of anti-Judeo-Christian philosophies upon our society. We include the left's agenda requiring taxpayer-funding of contraception and abortion which forces many American citizens, businesses and organizations to violate their deeply-held religious convictions.2. The protection and preservation of religious liberty as provided in the United States Constitution.

Latest Articles

Combating Religious Persecution8/29/2014

Faith-based charities involved with foster care and adoption services are under persecution and may be forced to close their doors. The Navy has already removed (and replaced after great, public outrage) Bibles from guest rooms at Navy lodges. Thankfully, Concerned Women for America, like-minded organizations, and congressmen are working hard to preserve religious liberties in […]  READ MORE

CWA Applauds the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision6/30/2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2014 MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Howard 202-266-4816 ahoward@cwfa.org PRESS RELEASE Concerned Women for America Applauds the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision WASHINGTON, D.C. — Concerned Women for America (CWA), the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, applauds today’s Supreme Court decisions in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood v. Burwell […]  READ MORE

Face to Face: The Hobby Lobby Decision6/30/2014

8:30 a.m. As I walked up to the Supreme Court this morning, all I could do was think and pray.  “Today is a BIG day,” I whispered to myself.  With each step I took up the marble steps, anxiety started to build.  There was so much at stake.  Hobby Lobby, a faith-based family business has […]  READ MORE

UPDATE on Meriam! Freed Yesterday, Detained Today!6/24/2014

Yesterday, we rejoiced over news that Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese mother sentenced to die for her Christian faith, had been released from prison. Today, new reports say she has been detained while trying to leave the country. We must keep praying and working for Meriam’s safe return. LifeNews has more on the story here.  READ MORE

CWA Applauds the Release of Sudanese Mom Sentenced to Die for Christian Faith6/23/2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 23, 2014 MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Howard 202-266-4816 ahoward@cwfa.org PRESS RELEASE CWA Applauds the Release of Sudanese Mom Sentenced to Die for Christian Faith WASHINGTON, D.C. — Concerned Women for America (CWA), the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, applauds reports that Meriam Ibrahim, the 27-year-old Sudanese woman who was sentenced to […]  READ MORE

Sentenced to Death for Loving Christ6/12/2014

Marches begin today at the White House to provoke President Obama to action in freeing Sudanese woman, Meriam Yahya Ibrahim. The Institute for Religion And Democracy invited organizations of like-minded faiths and values to come together on her behalf to offer compelling declarations and prayers that would move the hearts of the people and world […]  READ MORE

A Real War on Women5/23/2014

There’s an imaginary War on Women that exists only in the minds of Democratic politicians trying to scare voters and score political points. And then there’s the real War on Women. The former is misleading, tiresome, and over-covered by the media. The latter is real-life, tragic, and rarely receives media attention. This dynamic was interrupted […]  READ MORE

Idiots Unleashed, the Student Version5/19/2014

Two recent news items reek of hatred, bigotry, and intolerance, and they have nothing to do with the NFL or the NBA. They have to do with students and religion. First up are the members of Harvard’s Extension Cultural Studies Club who came up with the abhorrent idea of holding a “black mass” for educational purposes. This […]  READ MORE

[AUDIO] Air Force Academy Cadet’s Religious Liberty Neglected4/24/2014

An Air Force Academy cadet was recently asked to remove a verse of Scripture from his personal whiteboard that hung outside his dorm door. So what is Congress doing to stop this neglect of the cadet’s freedom of religion and to defend all of our rights to religious liberty? CWA’s Director of House Legislation, Shari […]  READ MORE

Mozilla’s Culture War Is a Bad Model for Business4/8/2014

The decision to remove Mozilla CEO Brandon Eich is not good for anyone on any side of the culture war. Last week’s forced resignation of Mozilla CEO Brandon Eich should have sent a shudder through gatherings all over the country. This shudder was felt, it’s true, in gatherings of evangelical churches, Roman Catholic parishes, Orthodox […]  READ MORE

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