News & Commentary

When the First Amendment Is Not Weaponized, but Sharpened

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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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The Latest Attack on Islam: It’s Not a Religion

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Too many Americans would deny Muslims the religious liberty they insist upon for Christians.
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Sessions’s (and my) remarks at the DOJ Religious Liberty Summit

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The Department of Justice held a Religious Liberty Summit where Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of the Religious Liberty Task Force.
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Justice Kennedy Departs With an Ethical Teaching

Justice Kennedy provided an ethical teaching that, even as we disagree on some extremely important matters, we must do so in a fashion based on tolerance, respect and the understanding that all sides deserve dignity.
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Newly Developed Executive Seminars and Trainings Help Companies Embrace Religious Diversity and Inclusion

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The Religious Freedom Center in collaboration with the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation, has developed a set of executive seminars and trainings.
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On national security and religious liberty

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On June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s travel ban by a vote of 5-4. In so ruling, the Court placed the U.S. among the many other nations worldwide where “national security” is used to quash human rights.
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On Masterpiece and Secular Blasphemy Laws

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While the Court’s opinion sidestepped the thornier issues at the intersection of religious liberty and gay rights, the opinion did underscore the need for unity in diversity.
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At the Supreme Court, a day of infamy for religious freedom

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The 5-4 decision in Trump v. Hawaii is nothing less than a proclamation that hostility toward Islam and discrimination against Muslims is now the official policy of the United States of America.
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What Binds Us Together Still More Important Than What Separates Us

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It is not always clear how best to reconcile religious liberty claims with other fundamental interests.
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