Valarie Kaur is a lawyer, filmmaker, and interfaith leader based at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society.

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5 Reasons the Future of Faith Depends on the Open Internet

by Valarie Kaur, by Cheryl Leanza 06-12-2015
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Today, the Open Internet Order goes into effect. Many business owners, entrepreneurs, and economists are praising the order as a win for the economy. But there’s an unexpected voice in the chorus of praise: America’s faith leaders.

As a Christian and Sikh, we are celebrating the Open Internet Order, because the communities we serve cannot flourish today without an open and free Internet. The order codifies principles that have governed the Internet in the U.S. for decades. It keeps the Internet an open space for free speech, including religious expression.