Religious freedom laws should be a shield to protect religious freedom, not a sword used to harm others.
Today we celebrate Religious Freedom Day. After nearly a year of the Trump-Pence administration’s unwavering attacks on the freedom of religion and belief, some might wonder what there is to celebrate.
Today marks the federal observance of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. Since his tragic assassination on April 4, 1968, King's memory has been pressed into service in highly unusual ways that King himself would not have supported.
Once Again The President Said Something Outrageous, And Once Again His Religious Right Allies Don’t Seem To Care
Washington Post religion writer Michelle Boorstein has been trying to reach members of President Donald Trump’s evangelical council to see if they have anything to say about his latest crude outburst. So far, it has been crickets. I suspect that’s all Boorstein will get.
- Religious freedom means students can attend public school without being forced to pray, pressured to adopt religious beliefs or encouraged to engage in religious activities. Students can pray, read the Bible and talk about their religion if they choose, but it must be student-led and initiated, voluntary and non-disruptive.
A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to respond to a request by Americans United and our allies for reports used to justify Muslim Ban 3.0.
There’s no doubt that religious freedom was under attack in 2017 and religious minorities especially faced many threats to their religious freedom.
It’s January, and that means state legislatures around the country are coming back in session. As of today, legislatures in 27 states and two territories have gaveled in. Another six start tomorrow. We’ll be working to defend religious freedom in each one of them.