Deborah Pardo-Kaplan is a freelance religion journalist with a master’s in Jewish Studies from McGill University. Her most recent story for Christianity Today Magazine “Jewish Christians are Discovering Their Distinctive Religious Heritage” can be read along with her other articles at

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Quebec Government Passes State 'Secularism' Bill That Restricts Religious Freedoms

by Deborah Pardo-Kaplan 06-18-2019

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The CAQ is using its majority status in Parliament to concretize the secularization of Quebec, a process that began in the 1960s through the “Quiet Revolution” when the Quebec government began separating its institutions from the leadership of the Catholic Church. In the last decade, various Quebec political parties, including the Liberals, have made several legislative attempts to address state neutrality that have either been delayed in the courts or have failed because of public dissent. 

Why Some Trafficking Victims Go Unrecognized

by Deborah Pardo-Kaplan 04-26-2019
And the Survivor-Led Organization Working to Educate Christian Schools

Americans are more aware of the $99 billion global sex trafficking industry than its existence in the U.S., potentially because many people — Christians included — have a dated understanding of what constitutes sex trafficking.

The ‘Un-Jewing’ of Modern Christianity

by Deborah Pardo-Kaplan 04-11-2019

These faithful Christians may not realize that they have inherited the long historical lineage of Christianity that, since the early centuries of the common era, has partaken in a deliberate or unwitting de-Judaizing of Christianity. The distancing from its original Jewish leadership, the replacement of Passover with Easter, the changing of names: Yeshua to Jesus, Miriam to Mary, Saul to Paul, continue to this day, despite Christian scholarship, altruism, and the progressive ideal of honoring a diversity of cultures.