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How freedom of speech is under assault on many American college and university campuses.
Six cases on its docket raise First Amendment issues, including high-profile disputes over campaign finance reform and church-state relations.
All application materials must be submitted by Oct. 4 for the 2014 competition, scheduled for Feb. 20-21, 2014.
In recognition of the power of free speech set to music, the First Amendment Center and the Americana Music Association join together each year to honor a prominent musician who has used his or her music to contribute to the markeplace of ideas. Awardees have come from a wide musical and political spectrum, including Johnny Cash, Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Charlie Daniels and Mavis Staples.
Fortunately, a growing number of schools are getting the message that the First Amendment doesn’t mandate a religion-free zone in public schools.
Americans are engaged in what is a historic – at least, by virtue of being largely electronic – national discussion over national priorities and military options.
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.
2013 State of the First Amendment survey results announced.
In Egypt, the Morsi government’s drive for power produced a constitution that ignored religious freedom, free speech and other basic rights.
Journalists – reporters and photographers – are being arrested while reporting on public demonstrations or police activity on matters of public interest.
Will the government ever do it – charge a reporter under the Espionage Act with endangering national security for disclosing classified information?
No journalist ever has been prosecuted for receiving and writing about such leaked information. Two recent controversies raised questions of how far the Justice Department officials might go in investigations of such “leaks.”
In the wake of revelations that the Justice Department had subpoenaed the phone records of Associated Press reporters, many members of Congress were quick to share their outrage.
School officials in Lake City, Arkansas have come up with a novel solution to the fight over prayer at graduation: No prayer, no graduation.
This is the week the First Amendment was made for. Those of us who regularly work on freedom of expression issues are sometimes hard-pressed to convey the urgency of protecting these core freedoms. Concepts like freedom of speech, faith and assembly can seem abstract. Many view freedom of the press as just a news media issue. And few recognize the role of petition in shaping our nation.
At a time when incendiary rhetoric and personal attacks characterize culture war debates, Chris Stedman works to build bridges across some of our deepest differences. How does a self-described “queer atheist” find common ground between faith communities and the nonreligious, between gay and straight?
Find out on May 23 when Charles Haynes, director of the Religious Freedom Education Project, interviews Stedman about his efforts to promote understanding, religious liberty, compassion and pluralism in our crowded and often hostile public square.