12 episodes

Becket’s Hannah Smith and Katie Geary tell the human stories behind twelve diverse and influential religious liberty cases. Each one gives a unique look at the real-life implications of religious liberty in America. Together, they illustrate the vital need to defend this fundamental freedom for people of all faiths.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 39 Ratings

Becket’s Hannah Smith and Katie Geary tell the human stories behind twelve diverse and influential religious liberty cases. Each one gives a unique look at the real-life implications of religious liberty in America. Together, they illustrate the vital need to defend this fundamental freedom for people of all faiths.

    Conviction and Confinement

    Conviction and Confinement

    When religious liberty experts notice a prisoner’s petition to the U.S. Supreme Court, his case to grow a beard gains support and sheds light on the prison-prisoner relationship.

    • 19 min
    Synods and Statutes

    Synods and Statutes

    A small-town lawyer gives his church pro bono legal advice after a dispute between the church school and an employee—and ends up with a case headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.

    • 17 min
    Beliefs and Bureaucrats

    Beliefs and Bureaucrats

    Sikhs have lived in the United States for hundreds of years, but do we really understand their beliefs? When a federal employee loses her job for practicing her faith, bad policy and ignorance are both at fault.

    This episode features Kawal Tagore, Scott Newar and Becket's Daniel Blomberg.

    Learn more about the case here: http://www.becketlaw.org/case/tagore-v-department-homeland-security/

    • 25 min
    Religion and Recovery

    Religion and Recovery

    When a federally funded fair housing group sues a Christian homeless shelter and rehabilitation center, the people who turn their lives around—thanks to the mission—are at risk.

    This episode features Rev. Bill Roscoe, Flora Langley and Becket's Luke Goodrich.

    Learn more about the case here: http://www.becketlaw.org/case/intermountain-fair-housing-council-v-boise-rescue-mission-ministries/

    • 20 min
    Morality and Mandates

    Morality and Mandates

    An order of Catholic nuns is stunned to discover that they don’t qualify for a religious exemption from a controversial healthcare mandate. When their pleas fall on deaf ears, they take on the federal government — all the way to the Supreme Court.

    This podcast features Sister Constance Veit and Becket President Mark Rienzi. Learn more about the case here: https://www.becketlaw.org/case/littlesisters/

    • 27 min
    Orders and Obedience

    Orders and Obedience

    After a dedicated army chaplain is forced to choose between preaching Church teachings and following military orders, a young lawyer puts his brand new law firm to task.

    Features Father Vincent Rigdon, Eric Treene and Becket's Founder Kevin "Seamus" Hasson

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

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Good stuff

I really enjoy this podcast. The mix of different speakers adds a lot to keep the story interesting.

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Great storytelling!

These are really done — fascinating insight into recent religious liberty controversies!

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