Religious liberty

In its most recent term, the court handed down several decisions that protect First Amendment rights. What comes next?

Sept. 23 2020 1:10AM

Contra Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the RFRA protects minorities.

March 3 2020 12:01AM

That is: can the separation of church and state function for an increasingly unchurched people whose secular passions rely on the exercise of state power?

Aug. 25 2016 12:01AM

A striking correlation exists between the decay of liberal education and the belief that government should push American citizens toward progressivism.

Aug. 22 2016 12:01AM

The push to establish and enforce a national secularist creed is undermining traditional faiths’ right of free exercise.

Aug. 15 2016 12:01AM

Currently, Jews are among the most popular religious groups in the U.S. As the liberal left’s commitment to religious liberty fades, how long will this consensus last?

Aug. 8 2016 12:01AM

Sharing his views on the resurgence of religion in modern society, Jonathan Sacks, the UK’s chief rabbi emeritus, also discusses how Judaism and Christianity have. . .

Nov. 4 2014 12:01AM

Where previous societies had “tolerated” religious minorities, the U.S. Constitution was the first to promote free religious practice. 

James Stoner
Aug. 1 2014 12:01AM

The goals of post-sexual-revolution liberalism are at odds with the beliefs of almost every traditional religious body. Can a battle to the death be averted?

Ross Douthat
July 7 2014 12:01AM

“May the children of the stock of Abraham who dwell in this land continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants—while. . .

George Washington
July 3 2014 12:01AM

The Supreme Court’s ruling in the “Hobby Lobby” case reinforces a distinctly American tradition: protecting the religious beliefs of individuals and groups.   

July 2 2014 12:01AM

American universities are requiring religious groups to sign “anti-discrimination” agreements. Evangelicals have refused; Jews should, too. 

Seth Mandel
June 11 2014 12:01AM

A UN report urging changes to Catholic dogma would force the Church to bow before an organization especially ill-suited to offer moral guidance.

Claudia Rosett
Feb. 11 2014 12:01AM

Two-hundred-fifty years ago today, a procession in Newport, R.I., carried three Torah scrolls to what is now the oldest synagogue building in the United States.

Paul Berger
Dec. 2 2013 12:00AM