News & Commentary

The Freedom to Worship without Fear

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The words we use — and particularly the words our leaders use — matter, and provide a crucial delineation of the basic principles that should guide all of us in a religiously diverse society.
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Lessons from Brooklyn

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To have equity for people of all religions and none, we must guarantee fair treatment, access, opportunity and advancement for all — not just for the people who look like us and believe the same things we do.
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Kristen Farrington Represents Religious Freedom Center as a First Five Columnist

Farrington’s contributions will focus on contemporary religious literacy topics and larger implications for safeguarding the First Amendment right to religious freedom.
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Does the Supreme Court have a Religious Double Standard? Factors to Consider.

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If the Supreme Court is paying attention to public dialogue about unfairness at the court, more robust conversations on this bias can affect how justices grapple with future cases.
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In the Religious Liberty World, Dialogue is not Fluffy — It is Essential

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Surely we Americans have learned to live together despite our deepest differences! The reality is that, no, we haven’t.
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Mosque Attacks and the Delegitimization of Islam

When it comes to Muslims, the newest tool for dehumanization is the
delegitimization of Islam itself.
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Mixed Signals: The Supreme Court and Two Current Church-State Cases

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Those urging that the cross be left in place argue that the courts should look to the purpose of the Peace Cross as a memorial to war dead.
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The Supreme Court’s Peace Cross: Here’s the Important Backstory

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Yes, the First Amendment and state constitutions prohibit government establishment of religion. But for much of our early history, the United States was a semi-established Protestant country.
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Why Keeping the 40-foot Peace Cross Might be Good for Religious Minorities

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On Feb. 27, the Supreme Court will hear arguments about the constitutionality of the 40-foot Peace Cross on government property in Bladensburg, Md.
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Bible Literacy or Bible Wars?

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Yes, Mr. President, biblical literacy can be part of a public school education – if, and only if, schools are prepared to do it right under the First Amendment.
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