Freedom of religion

A Domestic Role for the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights

Human Rights

Commentators worry that the Commission on Unalienable Rights aims to redefine international human rights specifically in order to influence U.S. conceptions of rights.
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Quebec’s Bill 21 and the Enforcement of ‘Liberal Values’

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This ardent defense of secularism is part of Quebec’s pushback against an “orthodoxy” that many Québécois fear will undermine “liberal values.”
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Are Religious People Really Ignorant About Religion?

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The answer to that question depends entirely on what we think it means to know about religion.
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The Bladensburg Cross Case: What Hath the Court Wrought?

Supreme Court

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?

Relgions

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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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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