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by | Oct 29, 2022

Secretary of State Antony Blinken honored “international religious freedom day” last week. “The United States joins the international community in marking the 24th occasion of International Religious Freedom Day,” he said. “Freedom of religion or belief is a founding principle…

by | Oct 11, 2022

The Dutch missionary Andrew “Anne” van der Bijl passed away on Sept. 27. Virtually no one knew him by that name. He was known to the world as Brother Andrew, a name chosen to disguise his identity. “God’s Smuggler,” another…

by | Sep 29, 2022

The Associated Press published a piece this week casting the confessional seal as sinister. That its reporters would even think to turn a prosaic defense of this venerable privilege into a scandal is a measure of our secularized times. Only…

by | Sep 22, 2022

The Supreme Court may have the opportunity to reverse two rulings that have proved nettlesome to conservatives for decades if it grants certiorari to two religious liberty complainants in its fall session. Both petitions for cert were filed within the…

by | Aug 24, 2022

Few freedoms are more feared by authoritarian regimes than religious freedom. After all, belief in God presumes a greater being and a higher standard to which human rulers are accountable. That poses a threat to even democratic rulers. However, political…

by | Jul 30, 2022

It is a modern conceit that if we do not identify the unprovable first principles in our life, we have no religion. Religion, says this conceit, is something that others have. We have truth. All of us seek the deepest…

by | Jul 3, 2022

Year after year, Americans commemorate our independence on the Fourth of July. We take time off work to gather with family and friends. We roast hot dogs and set off fireworks. These activities, at the least, imply that our commemoration…

by | Jun 28, 2022

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a Washington state high school football coach had his First Amendment rights violated when he was fired for leading a prayer at midfield after football games in which he coached were finished. Joseph Kennedy,…

by | Jun 15, 2022

Last year, the Pew Research Center conducted a study on the current state of religious affiliation in America. Its polling suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a trend of a country becoming more secular. In its findings, 20 percent of…

by | Jun 11, 2022

Islamic terrorism against Christians abroad is a subject that leaves the Biden administration cold. In late 2021, President Joe Biden took anti-Christian Nigeria off the State Department list of countries hostile to religious freedom — a move that puzzled the…

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