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Religious Freedom at Its Roots

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When you think about Rhode Island, what comes to mind? It’s the smallest state, but it doesn’t have much to its name. The official nickname is “The Ocean State,” because 14 percent of its total area is water. Although Rhode … Continue reading

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Does Religious Freedom Legislation Really Protect Everyone’s Rights?

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Last year, we watched as many states tried to pass “bathroom bills,” limiting where transgender people could go to use the facilities. But it wasn’t just the transgender community that faced legislation that would limit their rights. Over 200 bills … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom Bills Challenge Separation of Church and State

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The United States Constitution was written to allow for the free exercise of faith by its citizens as well as avoid state-mandated religion. The question of balancing religious freedom with civil liberty has been particularly salient in the first decades of the … Continue reading

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Commission Monitors World Religious Freedom Except at Home

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Among the many groups observing and reporting on religious freedom globally, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) monitors conditions in countries of the world, except at home in the U.S. Created in 1998 by the federal International … Continue reading

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America: God's Country?

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Should religion and politics mix? They inevitably will, but the question is where and how. A debate has been raging, a “culture war” has been decreed and some are asking themselves “what would Jesus do?” while others are completely ignoring … Continue reading

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Freedom of Religion's Need for Online Ordinations

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Online ordination is a new hot button issue in religion today with some questioning its validity and bemoaning the secularization of a hallowed institution while others rejoice in the opportunity to have their most sacred day be officiated by the … Continue reading

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