News & Commentary

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act — A Political Lightning Rod

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As much as today’s political debates make it hard to do so, it’s important to celebrate the major victories that Americans across the political and religious spectrum can agree on.
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4-day Intensive Explores Historic Impact of Power, Violence, Identity on Religious Freedom

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Last week, 35 students from five Historically Black Theological Institutions enrolled in the Religious Freedom Center’s African Americans and Religious Freedom course.
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On Religious Freedom Day: Religious Pluralism is our Strength

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National Religious Freedom Day is celebrated every year on Jan. 16. It comes and goes with little fanfare. But 2019 might be a good year to start paying attention.
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Pro Voice/Pro Voz, Inc. Honors Sabrina Dent, Director of Admissions and Recruitment, Religious Freedom Center

Sabrina E. Dent (DMin), director of admissions and recruitment at the Religious Freedom Center, was among the honorees in a Dec. 18 awards reception.
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Political fights and human rights

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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.

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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

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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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Kristen Farrington named Executive Director of Freedom Forum Institute’s Religious Freedom Center

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Farrington has served as director of the Center since September 2017, and joined the RFC in 2016.
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