Georgia Is Not Alone In Scuffle Over ‘Religious Liberty’ Bills

The governor of Georgia has vetoed a so-called “religious liberty bill” after vocal opposition. NPR’s Audie Cornish talks to Charles Haynes, director of the Religious Freedom Center at the Newseum, about how widespread these laws are in the U.S.
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Symposium on “Religion & Law”

Please join the faculty at Virginia Tech from the Department of Religion & Culture and School of Public and International Affairs on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for a symposium on Religion & Law.
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America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far

Celebrate the beauty and diversity of Muslim cultures in New York City, the United States and across the world through art, architecture, design, travel, music, trade, home life, and more!
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In 2016, genocide is taking place and it must end

The evidence is overwhelming: ISIS is systematically eradicating Yazidis, Christians, Shia Muslims and other ethnic and religious minorities in territories controlled by the terrorist group. What’s at stake is more than a question of semantics…
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Welcome

Welcome to the Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute. We promote civil dialogue, engage the public, equip schools, educate leaders and publish religious liberty resources.

Religious & Civic Leaders

Emerging and established religious leaders are exposed to a variety of constitutional and human rights frameworks to examine rule of law approaches to religion and public life. The religious diversity of the participants will help the instructors to simulate private forums for religious leaders to practice guiding principles for civic life.

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Journalists

Al-Jazeera journalists

Emerging and established journalists are exposed to a wide range of contemporary religious topics that cut across a wide variety of religious traditions. In partnership with leaders from the Religion Newswriters Association, these courses educate journalists in the best practices for reporting on religion.

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Educators

NewseumEd

The Religion & Education curriculum exposes teachers and school administrators to some of the most common religious freedom issues currently found in public, charter, private, parochial and home schools. Courses will also explore the legal rights and boundaries of students’ and teachers’ religious expression in public schools.

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