Freedom of religion

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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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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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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Religious Accommodation as Dignified Work

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Religious accommodation is a crucial element in assuring a dignified future for all, regardless of faith.
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The Politics of Religion in American Public Schools

Can education about Islam—and religion in general—move beyond platitudes on 9/11 toward a more robust education about the role of religion in social, political and cultural life?
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The Latest Attack on Islam: It’s Not a Religion

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Too many Americans would deny Muslims the religious liberty they insist upon for Christians.
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