Posts by Charles C. Haynes:
The issue is fast becoming a shouting match where any concern for the common good is lost in the din of charge and countercharge.
The sad lesson of the battle over S.B. 1062 is that in the current climate of name-calling and fear-mongering, few people on either side are willing to work together to uphold both nondiscrimination and religious freedom.
Despite what you hear, prayer has never been banned in school; what’s banned is government-forced prayer.
Putin’s “new Russia” looks very much like the old Russia that denied freedom of expression, religious liberty and other human rights.
When people of faith choose to live out that faith in the world of business, they should not be put to what the Supreme Court once called ‘the cruel choice’ between following their God and making a profit.
Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, imprisoned in Iran, is just one of thousands imprisoned for their different faiths around the world.
If schools don’t teach young kids (or allow them to discuss) the truth about religious strife in history, then what exactly do they teach?
Belief in Santa perpetuates a spirit of joy and goodwill. But the “war on Christmas” narrative does little more than stir up anger and ill will.
Both Hanukkah and Thanksgiving are rooted in the struggle for religious liberty, but neither marks a lasting triumph.
How freedom of speech is under assault on many American college and university campuses.
Fortunately, a growing number of schools are getting the message that the First Amendment doesn’t mandate a religion-free zone in public schools.
Success of Face to Faith program in schools worldwide reminds us that In a world torn by sectarian violence and hate, we can – and must – do much more to help young people experience our common humanity.
Bulletin-board posting was part of what public schools are supposed to be doing in teaching about Islam, Christianity and other faiths in ways that are constitutionally and academically sound.
The Framers of our Constitution knew the time had come to break from the precedents of history and bar any religious group from ever imposing itself on the nation.
Advocates for marriage equality draw the line on religious freedom when religious groups take government funds.