(EWTN News) On the evening of June 22, the Knights of Columbus will hold a prayer vigil at the U.S. Capitol Building as part of the second Fortnight for Freedom, highlighting the importance of religious liberty.
"Of all of our unalienable rights, the founders of our country chose to put religious liberty first in our Bill of Rights," Carl Anderson, head of the Knights of Columbus said in a statement June 11.
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"As we gather, we will pray that those God-given rights be respected and protected by our government."
The timing of the vigil highlights recent threats to religious freedom, including the federal contraception mandate, same-sex "marriage," and concerns over immigration and humanitarian services. The fortnight as a whole runs from June 21 to July 4.