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Unlikely Allies on Prison Reform – Coming together on a wedge issue (New York Times)

For conservatives and liberals, issues such as crime and punishment are losing their divisiveness as the left recognizes the importance of fighting crime and the right finds practical reasons for reform.  We will see more of this as the former religious right is pushed into irrelevance. By SAMUEL G. FREEDMAN EXCERPT: In those moments of recognition, Mr. [Mark] Earley began […]

 
 

VIDEO: Michael Newdow in Panel at Boston College on Religious Freedom and the Pledge of Allegiance

This is particularly relevant this election year. From http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/newdow/  October 18, 2006 – Boston College – Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life Every day millions of schoolchildren pledge allegiance to the American flag and "the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." Michael Newdow is a lawyer, physician, and […]

 
 

Historical Profile: John Wycliffe – Morning Star of the Reformation (Excerpt from Foxe's Book of Martyrs)

One of my favorite reformers has to be John Wycliffe, who translated the language of the Latin Vulgate into language that everybody could understand.  This weekend, as part of our weekend inspirational series, we are pleased to present this excerpt from the classic, Foxe's Book of Martyrs, not because of any connection with a particular faith, but rather because Wycliffe […]

 
 

This Fourth of July, Celebrate Religious Freedom (The Baptist Standard)

Brent Walker, Executive Director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty says that it is time to celebrate our religious freedom this 4th of July. Our founders protected our God-given freedom by barring government from meddling in religion or taking sides in religious disputes. As a result, and as a consequence of their foresight and wisdom, America is one […]

 
 

RAW MATERIALS: This week's Obama / Dobson broughaha

To help understand what's going on between Focus on the Family's Dr. James Dobson and Presidential Candidate Barack Obama, we have assembled the raw materials and news stories about the subject. 1. Read Obama's Speech from June 28, 2006 "Whatever we once were, we are no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, […]

 
 

"A Call To Renewal" – Barack Obama on the Role of Religion in Public Life

BARACK OBAMA TRANSCRIPT: 'Call to Renewal' Keynote Address Wednesday, June 28, 2006 Washington, DC Good morning. I appreciate the opportunity to speak here at the Call to Renewal's Building a Covenant for a New America conference. I've had the opportunity to take a look at your Covenant for a New America. It is filled with outstanding policies and prescriptions for […]

 
 

Dobson says Obama has "fruitcake interpretation" of the Constitution and is distorting Bible; still won't vote for McCain

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – In a soon-to-be-aired episode of his non-profit, tax-exempt radio program "Focus on the Family," Dr. James Dobson accuses Barack Obama of pandering to the "lowest common demoninator of morality" with his "fruitcake interpretation" of the U.S. Constitution and distortion of the Bible. "Am I required in a democracy to conform my efforts in the political arena […]

 
 

VIDEO: Proselytism and Religion – A Hindu Perspective

At ReligiousLiberty.TV, we feature information from a wide variety of perspectives.  A posting on this site does not indicate endorsement of the views presented, but rather presents it with the intent to discuss and learn. This is a set of 2 video clips from a Hindu perspective that discusses the attempts of Christians to evangelize non-Christians in India.  Are Christians […]

 
 

Associated Press reports: Everything seemingly is spinning out of control

Alan Fram and Eileen Putnam today published an article through the Associated Press that has perhaps the most dire headline I have ever read from a mainstream newspaper. Sure, conspiracy theorists often spin these kinds of stories, but the Associated Press? Gas prices, the housing market, Iran building nukes, the war in Iraq, a heat wave, the drowning of the […]

 
 

This Weekend . . . Celebrate Freedom

he term "religious liberty" encompasses a wide variety of issues. There are things that need to be known, a Constitution that needs protection, lives that need to be saved, voices that need to be heard. But to be able to appreciate "what" needs to be known, protected, saved, and heard, you need to know what "it" is.  Freedom to worship? […]