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COMMENTARY: Blasphemy Charges Pervert Islam's Teachings
Originally Posted: 02/03/2014 - 4:05pm | Type: Blog

Sentenced for professing his atheism, Alexander Aan was recently released after 18 months in an Indonesian prison. Sentenced for professing his atheism, Alexander Aan was recently ...

Khaipi
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Dawn Araujo Four questions for Khaipi. Bio: "Khaipi" (real name withheld) is a peace studies pr ...

Missouri to Vote on Prayer Amendment as Critics Warn of Legal Nightmares
Originally Posted: 08/06/2012 - 9:48am | Type: Blog

Missourians will vote on Tuesday on a proposed amendment to the state constitution that supporters say would protect residents' right to pray in public. If a recent poll is any indication, it could pass b ...

Religious Expression in American Public Life: A Joint Statement of Current Law
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 12:53pm | Type: Blog

As candidates and campaigns reach out to people of faith, and religious organizations join the fray over hot topics like the recognition of same-sex marriage in civil law and federal requirements regarding con ...

New York City Churches Will No Longer Be Evicted from Public Buildings (For Now)
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 12:29pm | Type: Blog

Sarah Pulliam Bailey at Christianity Today reports: More than 60 churches that faced possible eviction Sunday from New York City public schools should have more room to breathe. The churches will be allowed t ...

Praying After Your Food
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 10:55pm | Type: Blog

While I believe in the principle of church-state separation, there are times when it is taken too far. Today’s example is a food pantry in Seymour, IN. While I believe in the pri ...

British High Court Rules Against Prayer at Town Meetings
Originally Posted: 02/16/2012 - 10:02pm | Type: Blog

LONDON — A British High Court justice has triggered dismay and anger across England and Wales with a recent decision that declares prayers at town hall meetings are against the law. Justice Duncan Ouseley rule ...

The War on Religion is Bad for Religion
Originally Posted: 02/13/2012 - 1:53pm | Type: Blog

Continuing the talking point of a “war on religion” might be good for political fundraising, but it is bad religion. I’m not a fan of calling things wars that aren’t really wars. ...

We Must Protect Conscience from War
Originally Posted: 01/30/2012 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

Just as some religious organizations and individuals object to their taxes paying for contraception or abortion, being forced to pay for war is also a violation of religious freedom and conscience. But there i ...

A Very Perry Christmas
Originally Posted: 12/13/2011 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

Here’s the thing. There is no war on Christmas – one has never been declared, except by those proclaiming themselves its victims. There is no liberal attack on “our religious heritage” – whatever people like P ...