First Amendment

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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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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Religious Freedom Center Founding Director Charles Haynes Delivers 2018 Shurden Lectures

Charles C. Haynes

Haynes delivered the 2018 Walter B. and Kay W. Shurden Lectures on Religious Liberty and Separation of Church and State at Mercer University March 20-21.
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Religious Freedom Center to Host NCSS Religious Studies Summer Institute

Experts from the Religious Freedom Center will work with educators from across the country on using constitutionally-sound approaches to teaching about religion in public schools.
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Religious Freedom Center Hosts “Masterpiece Cakeshop” Moot Court

Masterpiece Cakeshop

Lawyers from the Alliance Defending Freedom and the American Civil Liberties Union debated a landmark religious freedom case that will be brought before the Supreme Court in December.
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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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Trump and the future of the First Amendment

Vicious name-calling, racist fear-mongering, crude remarks about women’s body parts, cyberbullying, playground taunts: Welcome to the ever-lowering low bar for political discourse in Trump’s America…
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