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September 27, 2015
All around us we see the attempt to privatize religion, to make it an entirely interior matter in order to reduce it to quiet obscurity.
May 6, 2015
A new book tells the story of New York City’s complicated history of religious transformation among Evangelicalism.
July 14, 2014
One of the reasons governments feel free to deny their citizens religious freedom has to do with the Obama administration’s apparent lack of interest.
December 4, 2013
The “more strongly you are committed to your faith,” emerging church leader Brian McLaren stated at Georgetown University on November 21, 2013, the “more tolerant and compassionate you are.” McLaren’s equivalency among all faiths fit perfectly into the conference “Muslim-Christian Relations in the 21st Century: Challenges & Opportunities,” a day-long, one-sided presentation of Islam as a pacific faith unjustly maligned by Christians and others.
August 6, 2013
Kyle Spencer of the New York Times has done a remarkable service for American Catholic higher education. In a recent celebratory feature on homosexuality at Catholic universities—most notably Georgetown—Spencer gives a largely sympathetic inside look at a growing trend that has largely passed unnoticed. Spencer’s is no investigative expose; it is the boast proper to a victor.
June 1, 2013
(Photo Credit: Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post) By Marjorie Jeffrey (@MarjorieJeffrey) In the spring of 2012, a series of questionable events at Georgetown University culminated with the University’s decision to invite Kathleen Sebelius, architect of…
December 27, 2012
By Rick Plasterer Tenuous religious freedom for Christians in the Middle East is now complicated by enormous social unrest, panelists seemed to agree at an afternoon session of the inaugural symposium on Christianity and…
December 20, 2012
By Rick Plasterer That traditional Christian doctrine and morality curtails freedom has been a common theme in the ongoing controversy concerning religion and society in the western world. This is being challenged by a…
December 6, 2012
(Photo credit: Wikimedia) Join IRD board member Dr. Tom Farr on Friday, December 14 in an engaging discussion about historical perspectives on Christianity and freedom. The event starts at 2:30 pm in Georgetown University’s…
November 19, 2012
The protection of religious freedom worldwide is so essential to democracy and prosperity that it should be considered an issue of “national security” to the U.S. government, says a former diplomat. “Religious freedom is…
October 22, 2012
By Rick Plasterer American religious freedom tends to be understood as protecting the integrity of religions, whereas Europeans see religious freedom as balanced by the state against other interests. This appeared to be…