Posts Tagged ‘Freedom of Religion’

Government-Sponsored Religion, Religious Discrimination

There’s been a new development in the situation over the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque.”

Yesterday, New York Gov. David Paterson came up with an idea that he felt would be a compromise in the recent uproar over the building of an Islamic community center in lower Manhattan.

A Muslim group’s recent purchase of a building near the 9/11 site has […] Read More

Freedom of Religion

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of six imams who traveled from Tajikistan to learn about the American system of government.

On their list of stops in Washington was Americans United’s office. They wanted to hear from us about religious liberty in the United States.

So for about an hour, I sat down to […] Read More

Church Politicking

A team of international surveyors grab their clipboards and decide to travel around the world to study the state of religious freedom.

They arrive in Saudi Arabia and are told that they must comply with the strictest interpretation of Islamic law, so they continue to Bangladesh where they are threatened with physical violence when some of them declare a personal […] Read More

Freedom of Religion

Here is an issue that for once we may all agree on.

When it comes to “defamation of religion” policies, civil liberties groups and the Religious Right seem to fall on the same side. And now, the Obama administration has also voiced its opposition.

“Some claim that the best way to protect the freedom of religion is to implement so-called […] Read More

Freedom of Religion, Religion in Public Schools

When I was growing up, “melting pot” was one of the terms we learned in our social studies class.

My textbook told me that America was the perfect example of a “melting pot,” which is defined as “a place where a variety of races, cultures, or individuals assimilate into a cohesive whole.”

The book explained that in the United […] Read More