Oliver Thomas and Charles C. Haynes, USA Today Religious freedom can be a divisive issue, but it’s important. My group is renewing our commitment to the First Amendment, by signing this charter. In the turbulent 1960s, John Courtney Murray famously reminded Americans that the Constitution begins Continue Reading
Religion’s Socio-Economic Value in the U.S.
By Brian Grimm Religion annually contributes nearly $1.2 trillion of socio-economic value to the U.S. economy, according to a September 2016 first-of-its-kind study Melissa Grim and I published in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion (see wide global press coverage of the Continue Reading
Voters say poll asked about Muslim candidate’s religion By Jeff Weiner
Muslim candidate for the Orlando City Council said Thursday that her religion should not be a campaign issue after voters described a phone poll that asked whether her faith would sway their vote. Asima Azam, a real estate attorney seeking to unseat District 3 Commissioner Robert Stuart, said she Continue Reading
On Muslims’ Agenda: Fight Anti-Sharia proposals in US States by Philip Marcelo
Muslims complain they are frivolous bills meant to spread fears and sow suspicion of their religion in a nation divided. But supporters of state proposals to prevent Islamic code from being used in American courts argue they aren't overtly anti-Muslim and are needed to safeguard constitutional Continue Reading