Religious liberty

Do America’s legal guarantees of religious liberty make it easier for legislatures to place a burden on religion in the first place?

Nov. 3 2022 12:01AM

Bureaucratic institutions apply a patina of objective, empirical rigor over human judgements that are fundamentally subjective and too often anti-religious.

Nov. 2 2022 12:01AM

The nation is fighting about religion more than ever. The reason why has as much to do with a change in the nature of the government as it does with a change in the culture.

Oct. 3 2022 12:01AM

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