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Does the Supreme Court have a Religious Double Standard? Factors to Consider.

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If the Supreme Court is paying attention to public dialogue about unfairness at the court, more robust conversations on this bias can affect how justices grapple with future cases.
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In the Religious Liberty World, Dialogue is not Fluffy — It is Essential

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Surely we Americans have learned to live together despite our deepest differences! The reality is that, no, we haven’t.
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Mosque Attacks and the Delegitimization of Islam

When it comes to Muslims, the newest tool for dehumanization is the
delegitimization of Islam itself.
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Mixed Signals: The Supreme Court and Two Current Church-State Cases

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Those urging that the cross be left in place argue that the courts should look to the purpose of the Peace Cross as a memorial to war dead.
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The Supreme Court’s Peace Cross: Here’s the Important Backstory

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Yes, the First Amendment and state constitutions prohibit government establishment of religion. But for much of our early history, the United States was a semi-established Protestant country.
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Why Keeping the 40-foot Peace Cross Might be Good for Religious Minorities

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On Feb. 27, the Supreme Court will hear arguments about the constitutionality of the 40-foot Peace Cross on government property in Bladensburg, Md.
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Bible Literacy or Bible Wars?

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Yes, Mr. President, biblical literacy can be part of a public school education – if, and only if, schools are prepared to do it right under the First Amendment.
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The Religious Freedom Restoration Act — A Political Lightning Rod

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As much as today’s political debates make it hard to do so, it’s important to celebrate the major victories that Americans across the political and religious spectrum can agree on.
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4-day Intensive Explores Historic Impact of Power, Violence, Identity on Religious Freedom

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Last week, 35 students from five Historically Black Theological Institutions enrolled in the Religious Freedom Center’s African Americans and Religious Freedom course.
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On Religious Freedom Day: Religious Pluralism is our Strength

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National Religious Freedom Day is celebrated every year on Jan. 16. It comes and goes with little fanfare. But 2019 might be a good year to start paying attention.
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