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Could Religious Liberty Help End the Culture War?

The decline of religious liberty is a major reason our culture wars are so brutal. By looking to the government to adjudicate our divisions, we’ve outsourced debate on what is true or false.

A Baptist and a Presbyterian Walk into a…Potluck to Debate Theonomy: A Reply to Jake Meador

To say that the Ten Commandments are a codified expression of the natural law says nothing about which aspects of the natural law are to be enforced in civil law.

Embattled on All Sides, Does Religious Liberty Have a Future?

The allure of moral, religious, and cultural uniformity mustn’t come at the expense of religious freedom.

The Supreme Court Finally Has a Majority That Will Protect Religious Freedom

Liberals have often defended the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence as a defense of minority rights against majority tyranny. Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation shows there is now a court majority that recognizes religious rights are worthy of constitutional protection, too.

The Yeshiva Case: A Legal Path Forward

Jewish organizations and individuals have a necessary and powerful role to play in America’s ongoing discussions regarding religious liberty. Situations such as the conflict over New York’s yeshivas demonstrate how grave the stakes can be.

Religious Freedom: Bleached, Blanched, and Rinsed Out

It is fatuous to dismiss concerns over the rinsing-out of religious freedom as the overwrought fretting of culture warriors.

Who Will Speak for the Uighurs?

Speaking up for the world’s most vulnerable might help to remind us of who we once were and can be again.

We Need More than a Defense of Religious Free Exercise

While religious Americans might be able to achieve small victories around the edges by relying on the First Amendment to protect us within our small spheres, we will continue losing the cultural battle in the long run if we decline to defend our beliefs on their own terms.

From ‘Anchors Aweigh’ to Away-from-Church

The U.S. Navy forbids personnel to attend religious services off base, in a violation of their right to worship.

We Can Find Common Ground on Gay Rights and Religious Liberty

The Fairness for All Act opens the conversation the country needs to have now, when fracture and polarization seem to be reaching unsustainable levels.