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Andy Crouch: Common Good & Religious Liberty

April 18, 2016

“The most liberating idea I have encountered in the last years of my life…is the idea of the common good,” Andy Crouch says.

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Little Sisters of the Poor Seek Women’s Rights

March 23, 2016

As an Evangelical Christian woman, I stand in solidarity with the Little Sisters of the Poor.

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Religious Freedom in the Asia Pacific

March 10, 2016

The Asia Pacific is known for many things: beautiful beaches, rich cultures, hospitable people, and most formidably religious intolerance.

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UCC President: ‘Religious Right’ Wants ‘Theocratic State’

February 8, 2016

United Church of Christ (UCC) President John C. Dorhauer accused the “Religious Right” of attempting “to turn America into a theocratic state.”

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The “G”-Word in the Fight for Freedom’s Survival: A Review of ‘Be Spent’

November 20, 2015

For much of its history, America’s public policies were securely built upon Christian principles, the necessary bedrock for the nation’s freedoms to flourish. Recently, that blueprint has changed. Now a culture in decay stares…

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Happy International Religious Freedom Day! Hope There’ll Be Some Soon!

October 27, 2015

Individual religious liberty is an essential ingredient of democracy and justice. But concern for the religious liberty of our persecuted brothers and sisters must also be at the center of who we are and what we do as American Christians.

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No Greater Harm

October 9, 2015

It is believers in traditional sexual morality, not those who disagree with them, who are being imposed on when they are required to take action in violation of their consciences … There is no greater harm than being required to act against one’s conscience, because it is action against what one believes to be ultimately right and wrong.

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International Religious Freedom Commission Lives to Fight Another Day

October 8, 2015

Passage of the US Commission on Int’l Religious Freedom Reauthorization Act demonstrates the power of advocacy in shaping U.S. policy, but more advocacy may have ensured an even better outcome.

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A Millennial’s Take on Godly Civil Disobedience

September 29, 2015

Was Kim Davis, a Kentucky clerk who refused to give marriage licenses on the grounds that granting them to gay couples violated her personal faith, in the right?

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May the Pope Challenge Obama’s ‘Freedom of Worship’ Talk for the Sad, Watered Down Thing That It Is

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.

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Jesus Didn’t Abolish the Law

August 18, 2015

Patheos blogger Benjamin Corey takes on the the oldest issue in the faith, claiming that the Christian does not have to obey ANY PART of the Mosaic Law. What insights has he found that others have missed?