Category Religious Freedom

The European Court of Justice Strengthens the Right to Practice Bigotry

Religious Freedom

July 29, 2021

The European Court of Justice Strengthens the Right to Practice Bigotry

To say that a person’s faith is very personal and important is to state the obvious. To observe, however, that what a person...

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American Independence—The Real Revolution

Religious Freedom

July 8, 2021

American Independence—The Real Revolution

To this day, the effects of that shot continue to be felt as nations come to grips with the concept of individual freedom.

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Happy Birthday USA. Let’s Make This Work.

Religious Freedom

July 5, 2021

Happy Birthday USA. Let’s Make This Work.

I sang it in school. I sang it at home. I sang it in the car while riding with my parents. And I must say, in all honesty...

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With Liberty and Justice for All

Religious Freedom

July 4, 2021

With Liberty and Justice for All

We talked as he cut my hair and I discovered that he’d only been living in the U.S. for 18 months. I asked what he thought...

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Bipartisan Report Shows Severe Curtailment of Religious Freedom Internationally

Religious Freedom

May 20, 2021

Bipartisan Report Shows Severe Curtailment of Religious Freedom Internationally

There is a lot to deal with to set things right and bring about true religious freedom in the world.

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Why We’re Rejoicing as Houses of Worship Reopen

Religious Freedom

May 19, 2021

Why We’re Rejoicing as Houses of Worship Reopen

What the pandemic showed me is that we can no longer take our faith and congregations for granted. A time may come again where...

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Thomas Jefferson and the Freedom to Believe

Religious Freedom

March 30, 2021

Thomas Jefferson and the Freedom to Believe

As a 7th grader, I visited the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., where there is a quote in huge letters around the inner...

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Balancing Public Health and Religious Freedom—Churches and COVID-19

Religious Freedom

January 31, 2021

Balancing Public Health and Religious Freedom—Churches and COVID-19

The New York State decision is not going to be the end of the discussion. Other cases are pending. Legislative bodies have...

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On Religious Freedom Day, Let’s Honor Each Other’s Beliefs

Religious Freedom

January 16, 2021

On Religious Freedom Day, Let’s Honor Each Other’s Beliefs

This day reminds us that the right to believe in what we choose is an inherent human right. Whether you’re a Christian,...

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Too Religious? Not Enough? Either Way, Governments Harass Women

Religious Freedom

January 9, 2021

Too Religious? Not Enough? Either Way, Governments Harass Women

Enforcing lack of religious dress is intolerant in its own right, and most often happens in democracies. “Europe had the...

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Nigeria: Even Democracies Violate Religious Freedom

Religious Freedom

December 15, 2020

Nigeria: Even Democracies Violate Religious Freedom

The designation holds a special significance. According to Gayle Manchin, Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious...

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Religious Freedom: Why Are We Still Talking About This?

Religious Freedom

December 7, 2020

Religious Freedom: Why Are We Still Talking About This?

We need to grow up. We need to stop acting like mean girls making fun of our classmates or children fighting over a basketball.

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Pew Research Study Finds Christians Under Attack

Religious Freedom

November 26, 2020

Pew Research Study Finds Christians Under Attack

If you live in America you might find this hard to believe. Most people here and in Western countries are accustomed to Christians...

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Could We Wake Up One Day Without Religious Freedom?

Religious Freedom

November 18, 2020

Could We Wake Up One Day Without Religious Freedom?

The Pew Research Center just updated its 10-point scale Government Restrictions Index. And it’s depressing: the score has...

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It’s Religious Freedom Day. Should We Celebrate?

Religious Freedom

October 28, 2020

It’s Religious Freedom Day. Should We Celebrate?

It means something that freedom of religion is grouped with the freedoms of thought and conscience because, over the ages,...

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What Does a Cathedral on Fire Have To Do With You?

Religious Freedom

September 6, 2020

What Does a Cathedral on Fire Have To Do With You?

It was April 2019, the beginning of Easter celebrations in France. That’s when, to the world’s horror, the 850-year-old...

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A Bittersweet Anniversary: What Was It With Germany?

Religious Freedom

September 4, 2020

A Bittersweet Anniversary: What Was It With Germany?

Three generations earlier the grandparents of the Germans who affirmed our right to believe had engaged in an attack on a...

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Religious Freedom in Australia: The Vestiges of Intolerance Resurface

Religious Freedom

September 1, 2020

Religious Freedom in Australia: The Vestiges of Intolerance Resurface

Religious intolerance is an old story in humanity, nearly as old as religion itself. But tolerance is old too: Cyrus the Great,...

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Will the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Sex Discrimination Affect Religious Freedom?

Religious Freedom

August 27, 2020

Will the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Sex Discrimination Affect Religious Freedom?

The case has drawn considerable attention not only because of the fate of plaintiff Gerald Bostock, a Clayton County employee...

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Does Religious Freedom Have a Place in the Death Chamber?

Religious Freedom

July 7, 2020

Does Religious Freedom Have a Place in the Death Chamber?

Watching a condemned person die by hanging was once a public spectacle. Today, that is not the case—there is no entrance...

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Supreme Court Reviews Scholarships for Religious Schools

Religious Freedom

May 25, 2020

Supreme Court Reviews Scholarships for Religious Schools

The U.S. Supreme Court will shortly decide whether the State of Montana can prevent the use of public funds for any educational...

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Evolution vs. Religion in Ohio Schools

Religious Freedom

April 10, 2020

Evolution vs. Religion in Ohio Schools

A bill currently pending in the Ohio state legislature has resulted in statements that, if it becomes law, students would...

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Contagion of Faith

Religious Freedom

April 1, 2020

Contagion of Faith

And now just a few short weeks later, all of us suddenly find ourselves searching for faith elsewhere than where the signs...

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The Real Deal With Disconnection

Religious Freedom

March 29, 2020

The Real Deal With Disconnection

A friend of mine who lived among the native Inuits of far Northern Canada told me that if a person in the community, through...

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Unanswered Questions About Jonestown—Part Four: The Buried Agenda of Leo Ryan

Religious Freedom

September 3, 2019

Unanswered Questions About Jonestown—Part Four: The Buried Agenda of Leo Ryan

To this day, the assailants that closed in on Ryan’s fallen body and riddled it with rifle and shotgun blasts have not been...

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UN Devotes New Day to Combatting Anti-Religious Violence

Religious Freedom

August 23, 2019

UN Devotes New Day to Combatting Anti-Religious Violence

There’s a day that now comes right after the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism. Because...

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Highlighting the Difference: A Study of Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies

Religious Freedom

August 15, 2019

Highlighting the Difference: A Study of Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies

Some smells made customers stay longer. Others had them fleeing the premises. The research also found odors needed to be appropriate—the...

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Interfaith Courage Awarded at Second Ministerial for Religious Freedom

Religious Freedom

August 3, 2019

Interfaith Courage Awarded at Second Ministerial for Religious Freedom

More than 30 years ago, Ivanir dos Santos began combating racial discrimination and promoting rights of members of minority...

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Supreme Court Allows Cross to Remain: Did It Establish Religion?

Religious Freedom

August 3, 2019

Supreme Court Allows Cross to Remain: Did It Establish Religion?

The United States Supreme Court recently ruled that a 40-foot-high cross honoring residents of the Maryland town of Bladensburg...

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