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Political fights and human rights

Quran, religious freedom, Muslim, Islam

Both, sweeping generalizations about Islam and Muslims and the supposed alliance among all Muslims with the Left, result in the politicization of Muslim rights.
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Thoughts in the Wake of Pittsburgh

Anti-Semitism today, as has been the case historically, has been a phenomenon associated at various times with white nationalism, Islamist extremism, the far left or anti-Zionism.
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Evangelical, Muslim, Jewish. It’s time we all renew our commitment to religious freedom.

religious freedom, USA TODAY

Religious freedom can be a divisive issue, but it’s important. My group is renewing our commitment to the First Amendment, by signing this charter.
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Muslim-Jewish solidarity in the face of hate

Judaism, Torah

Our attention should stay focused on solidarity efforts — efforts that we have to celebrate and amplify so that, in time, they drown out the hate.
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“To bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance”

Portrait by Gilbert Stuart, March 1797

In a series of letters written in 1790, George Washington reassured Quakers, Catholics, Baptists and Jews that they would be safe under a government committed to religious freedom.
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Kristen Farrington named Executive Director of Freedom Forum Institute’s Religious Freedom Center

Freedom Forum Institute

Farrington has served as director of the Center since September 2017, and joined the RFC in 2016.
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Religious Accommodation as Dignified Work

prayer, religious accomodation

Religious accommodation is a crucial element in assuring a dignified future for all, regardless of faith.
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When the First Amendment Is Not Weaponized, but Sharpened

Supreme Court, First Amendment

That there are more challenges by the right does not necessarily mean free speech is being weaponized.
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The Politics of Religion in American Public Schools

Can education about Islam—and religion in general—move beyond platitudes on 9/11 toward a more robust education about the role of religion in social, political and cultural life?
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