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Russian patriarch says religion law must not go too far
Alexei Anishchuk, Reuters

Any regulatory acts regarding the protection of religious symbols and the feelings of believers should be scrupulously worked through so that they are not used for improvised limitation of freedom of speech and creative self-expression.

Evangelical Christians prepare for ‘largest ever grassroots push on immigration’
Dan Merica, CNN

Though the groups began holding broader discussion two years ago, Monday will serve as the campaign’s first concerted push on immigration, with the goal of getting meaningful immigration reform through Congress in 2013.

Abroad and At Home: Religious Freedom Under Threat
David T. Koyzis, First Things

We have an obligation to support our Christian brothers and sisters, with both prayer and political action.

Hobby Lobby finds short-term way to avoid fines
Baptist Press

Hobby Lobby says it has found a way to avoid for “several months” being penalized by the federal government for not covering abortion-inducing drugs in its employee health care plans.

Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).