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FFRF awards $17,550 to 2019 college students essay contest winners

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is proud to announce the 16 winners of the 2019 Michael Hakeem Memorial College Essay Contest.College students were asked to write a personal persuasive essay on the topic of why we’d be better off concentrating on the here and now rather than worrying about an u

Planned Parenthood defunding — Is El Salvador a cautionary tale for U.S. reproductive rights?

It’s an ominous portent that Planned Parenthood announced its forced pull out from U.S. federal funding the very same day a Salvadoran woman’s trial for delivering a stillborn finally ended.The situation in El Salvador presents a cautionary tale to the United States. Back in 2017, Evelyn Hernandez C

FFRF probes large San Jose grant to religious school

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a national state/church watchdog, is investigating an unconstitutional grant of more than $800,000 in taxpayer funds to a private religious school in San Jose.The city reportedly recently awarded these funds to be paid directly to Cristo Rey San Jose High School

FFRF: Oppose rule to legalize taxpayer-funded discrimination in name of religion

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has submitted a formal comment condemning a proposed Department of Labor rule that would allow federal contractors to discriminate against employees based on “sincerely held religious tenets” of the corporation or business.In an alarming new twist, the rule would

FFRF denounces religious staff event in Miss. school district

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is urging a Mississippi public school district to refrain from unconstitutional religious promotion after district staff members were subjected to proselytization during a mandatory event.A district community member reported to FFRF, a national state/church watch

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