religious freedom

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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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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Religious Freedom Center Experts Featured in Times, Post

Founding director Charles Haynes and senior scholar Asma Uddin spoke Wednesday on critical issues impacting religious freedom.
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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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Religious Freedom Center Working to Promote Study of Religion

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See recent press coverage of the new guidelines on teaching religion in public schools, co-developed by the RFC and now part of the National Council for the Social Studies’ official curriculum.
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Religious Studies Recognized as Essential Part of K-12 Education

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Today the National Council for the Social Studies announced that it has added religious studies to its social studies curriculum.
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Religious Freedom Center and Alliance Defending Freedom to Hold Moot Court

Two leading attorneys will argue an upcoming pivotal Supreme Court case involving the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.
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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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