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Religous Freedom

President Barack Obama: The Privilege Of A Lifetime!

Suzan Johnson Cook | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics
Suzan Johnson Cook

I'm Dorothy's Daughter, from a small town outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, and you blessed me with an amazing opportunity and gift, to be the US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom.

We Need Spiritual Answers: My End of the Year Reflections

Suzan Johnson Cook | Posted 12.31.2016 | Religion
Suzan Johnson Cook

There's a spiritual war going on, ideologies that are exploding and imploding. We're trying it with ground troops, but what about spiritual troopers?

Just My Drag Cents

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tom Bartolomei

A same sex couple wishing to purchase goods or services for their wedding does not prevent you from practicing your religion and I'm sorry you practicing your religion should not prevent them from getting what they need for their wedding. To me that is very reason for the separation of the Church from the State.

Toward True Religious Freedom

Justin Thornburgh | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion
Justin Thornburgh

The reason I am against the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is not because I am a lefty liberal, but because I am a proud American Christian. This legislation, though guised in the cloak of religious liberty, is the first string to be pulled out of our basic civil rights. This state is beginning the slippery slope of legalized discrimination.


Frank A. Weil | Posted 11.06.2013 | Religion
Frank A. Weil

Just after 9/11, in a little town not far from Frankfurt, Germany called Rotenkirchen, from where my maternal great grandfather had immigrated in 1848...

Southern Baptist Leader Attacks Fellow Christians

Tom Carpenter | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Tom Carpenter

This "crisis in the chaplaincy" is a self-inflicted wound caused by those who want special rights for service members and chaplains who share their particular conservative religious beliefs.

I'm Glad My Church Pays For Birth Control

Morgan Guyton | Posted 04.04.2013 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

Birth control is part of how my wife and I try to be faithful stewards of our bodies and our relationship for the sake of both our family and the ministry to which God has called each of us.

The Temple Of Hercules Industries, Inc.

Michael Meyerson | Posted 10.15.2012 | Religion
Michael Meyerson

It was one thing for the Supreme Court to declare that private, for-profit corporations have a Constitutional right to speak. But recently, a Federal District Judge issued a ruling based on the premise that for-profit corporations also have the ability to exercise religious beliefs.

The Threat of Indifference

Andrew Godinich | Posted 05.09.2012 | College
Andrew Godinich

Who are we when we cannot promise minority religious groups a police-free space on campus to worship? Are we simply so used to these petty injustices that we look the other way when they happen?

Harvard Pluralism Project: 'Diversity Does Not Create Pluralism' (VIDEO)

Posted 08.06.2011 | Religion

Diane Eck, Director of Harvard University's Pluralism Project, talks about interfaith work and the importance of creating relationships out of diversi...

When Principle and Politics Meet at the Mosque

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

The political imbroglio over the Cordoba Initiative in New York is not about the mosque. It's about the overwhelming impulse to be elected or re-elected to the detriment of all else in the public interest.

Religious Freedom Doesn't Have a Geographical Contraint

Daniel Bear | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Bear

The recent uproar over a mosque/community center being built blocks from the World Trade Center has evoked passionate responses from numerous parties....

Religion and Region

Venkat Srinivasan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Venkat Srinivasan

A trip to a mosque in Harlem and a church in the Bronx: there are no easy answers in religion, especially when mixed with nationhood.

Senator Kennedy and the Animated Discourse of Liberty

Pat Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pat Nolan

The patriot Sam Adams celebrated the "animated discourse of liberty." Neither Kennedy nor his staff disrespected my own strongly held views on abortion, gay marriage and judicial nominations.

Burma Imprisons 2 Dissidents For Praying For Suu Kyi

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two members of Myanmar's main opposition party have been sentenced to 18 months in prison for "insulting religion", after they prayed for the release ...