News & Commentary

The Bladensburg Cross Case: What Hath the Court Wrought?

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The Supreme Court decision explores whether a law or government action was considered constitutional under the Establishment Clause.
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When Is a Religious Symbol Not a Religious Symbol?

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The Supreme Court case that explores whether courts or government agencies are competent to adjudicate what is religious and what is not.
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Contributions of African Americans Often Have Been Minimized or Overlooked in U.S. History — Including in the Observance of Memorial Day

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Memorials have been significant milestones in the healing of our nation. But nothing replaces the deeper personal work of examining unconscious bias and prejudice.
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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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