Back To Basics: It’s Time To Reclaim Real Religious Freedom

Americans United has been keeping tabs on a number of bills in the states that purport to defend “religious freedom” while actually undermining that principle. These proposals are a response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2015 decision upholding marriag ... Read »

Judging A Justice: Antonin Scalia And The Verdict Of History

Your mother probably taught you that it’s impolite to say something negative when a person dies.  There’s some truth to that, but in the case of public figures whose actions and decisions affect the lives of others, we must not don blinders. Such individu ... Read »

Homegrown Hate

On The Fringes Of The Far Right Sit Groups That Use Faith To Justify Violent Extremism

Brussels. Istanbul. Ankara. Paris. San Bernardino. Beirut. These cities are famous for their history and their culture. More recently, they’re also known for the suffering they’ve experienced at the hands of radicalized Muslims. Terrorism by Islamic extre ... Read »

Innocence Abused

How A Reckless Combination Of Church And State Harmed Pennsylvania's Children

Monsignor Francis B. McCaa, a Roman Catholic priest assigned to parishes in western Pennsylvania between 1948 and 1985, has been described as “a monster.” According to a grand jury report recently released by the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Ka ... Read »

The Curious Case Of Kiryas Joel

A Q&A With Louis Grumet

Editor’s Note: Louis Grumet is former executive director of the New York State School Boards Association. In 1994, Grumet served as plaintiff in an important church-state case called Board of Education of Kiryas Joel Village School District v. Grumet that ... Read »

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