WASHINGTON (RNS) — First Amendment scholar, to be honored after retiring from the Freedom Forum Institute’s Religious Freedom Center, talks about the state of religious freedom and his private faith.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The White House says its administration 'continues to engage hundreds of faith leaders on various issues that directly impact their communities,’ but some say they’re not in that number.
(RNS) A new survey shows "religious freedom is now in the eye of the beholder," said Charles Haynes, of the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute.
WASHINGTON (RNS) "Everybody knows what hate speech is," my new Pakistani colleague told me. But do we?
(RNS) If successful, Steve Green would galvanize the movement to teach the Bible academically in public schools across the nation.
(RNS) Fights in Arizona and Kansas about denying services to gays and lesbians mirrors the national debate on whether the religious rights of business owners also extend to their for-profit companies.
(RNS) Most of the world's population (76 percent), lives in countries with high levels of social and government restrictions on religion, according to a new Pew Research Center report.
(RNS) After years of unsuccessful challenges to religious monuments on public land, atheists are adopting a new strategy: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
(RNS) A federal judge on Monday (Nov. 19) denied a bid by churches to force city officials in Santa Monica, Calif., to reopen spaces in a city park to private displays, including life-sized Christmas Nativity scenes. By Doug Stanglin.
(RNS) Cheerleaders at an East Texas high school are fighting their school district's orders to stop using Bible quotes on their signs at football games. By Kimberly Winston.
(RNS) Attempts to favor one faith -- historically Protestant Christianity -- over others in the public square are doomed to fail in the new religious America of the 21st century. But that won't stop many in the majority from trying. By Charles C. Haynes.