Religious liberty

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. . .

Jonathan Sacks
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

A 1998 act committing the United States to the promotion of religious freedom abroad might have been effective had it been properly implemented—but it hasn’t been.

Thomas F. Farr
Nov. 26 2013 12:00AM

On Thanksgiving 1789, Rabbi Gershom Mendes Seixas called upon Jews to thank God for the gift of life in a country “where no exception is. . .

Nov. 26 2013 12:00AM