religious freedom

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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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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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

Religions, World, religious freedom, freedom of religion

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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