With issues around the First Amendment to the United States Constitution swirling in the news, including around the recent Supreme Court Decision in the Hobby Lobby case, and worldwide in the brutal persecution and decimation of Christians in the Middle East, please note the following articles and resources:

  • Pope Francis' plea and hope for peace in the MIddle East.
  • The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 2014 Fortnight for Freedom/Freedom to Serve was held June 21 to July 4. Several resources and links appropriate for study and action around this topic are linked here.
  • Ave Maria Press offers a five-day mini unit on Religious Freedom with full lesson plans, handouts, and links to several films. The mini unit is free of charge. It is appropriate for use in Catholic high schools and parish youth ministry programs.