Newseum Institute Introduces New “Inside the First Amendment” Columnist

Lata Nott, executive director of the First Amendment Center, will replace longtime contributor Charles Haynes.
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Dr. Charles C. Haynes, founding director of the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute, gives farewell to 2016, arguably the worst year for religious freedom in living memory.
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ISPU Will Announce Results of American Muslim Poll at Newseum

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The announcement will be followed by a panel discussion on the American Muslim community.
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“Welcoming the stranger” in the age of Trump

Immigrants rights protest

Religious individuals and communities offer sanctuary to undocumented people, defending their actions as acts of religious conscience protected by the First Amendment.
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“A shameful day”

On Jan. 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Donald Trump issued an executive order temporarily halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, suspending the refugee program and permanently imposing a religious test for refugees going forward.
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Newseum Institute to Offer Graduate-Level Courses on Religious Freedom

Today, the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute and Claremont Lincoln University have announced a partnership offering courses designed to equip civic and religious leaders to navigate the intersection of religion and public life.
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To uphold religious freedom in 2017, do small things with great love

Whatever the motives for standing up for others – religious faith, civic virtue or enlightened self interest – religious freedom only works when a right for one is a right for all.
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Standing Rock: Historic win for Native American religious freedom

In the long, ugly history of persecution, exploitation, broken treaties, unkept promises and adverse court decisions, the victory at Standing Rock is a rare win for Native American religious freedom.
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Religious Freedom in the Age of Trump

Faith in the American ideal of liberty and equality for all – a faith widely shared by Americans across faiths and ideologies – is the firewall that will ultimately protect our experiment in religious diversity and democratic freedom.
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RFC’s Rev. Nathan C. Walker Presents at IDLO’s Conference on Freedom of Religion in Rome

The International Development Law Organization held a half-day conference Nov. 8 in Italy to discuss the role of the rule of law in securing freedom of religion or belief.
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