Residents, Church Vie For History-Rich Russian Isles (NPR)

Russia's Solovetsky Islands, less than 100 miles from the Arctic Circle, have become a popular tourist destination. Originally an outpost of the Orthodox Church, they later became home to a brutal prison. Now, islanders and church officials are battling for control.


Stephen Colbert Tests Columbia Prof On Textbooks (Comedy Central)

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c I's on Edjukashun – Texas School Board Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Health Care Reform The Texas State Board of Education has voted to radically alter textbook lessons for future generations, removing from curricula separation of church and state and references to Thomas Jefferson. In response, Stephen Colbert had […]


RLTV Podcast: Martin Surridge on Swiss Minarets and the French Burqa Ban

Martin Surridge, the new associate editor of ReligiousLiberty.TV and Michael Peabody discuss recent developments in Europe.


Religious Tension Leads to Clashes in Jerusalem (From Al Jazeera English)


RLTV PODCAST: Attorney Karen Scott on the Current Problem of Human Trafficking in the United States

Michael Peabody interviews  Karen Scott about the  problem of modern day slavery and human trafficking in the United States. Bumper Music: "What's the Matter with the World" by C Sharp.  Music obtained through


Blue Laws and Sunday Legislation-why do they exist? CNN Video

A video describing some of the religious and secular rationale behind American Sunday blue laws.


PBS Series "Liberty's Kids" Now on YouTube

An excellent educational cartoon series for kids (and adults) starring Walter Cronkite as Ben Franklin is now on YouTube. In this episode, Ben Franklin, Moses, and James discover disguised colonists raiding the tea-laden ship that Sarah is aboard. To watch the entire series, go to The official website, which includes activities and information for parents and teachers is located at


Chris Seiple: Religious Freedom: The Ultimate Counterterrorism Weapon?

While the U.S. can summon hard power with relative ease, employing soft power is more difficult. Indeed, smart power suggests that hard and soft power are two sides of the same coin, that our interests are protected when our values are promoted. If Americans want to engage the world with efficient and enduring effect, we must better understand the essence of American power and the foundation of the global public square: religious freedom.


Civil Rights Pioneer E.E. Cleveland talks about meeting Martin Luther King, Jr.

On August 30, 2009, renowned evangelist Edward Earl Cleveland died at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama. He was 88.  Cleveland worked for more than 60 years as a Seventh-day Adventist pastor, evangelist, church leader, teacher, and civil rights leader. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. attended one of Cleveland's tent meetings in 1954 in Montgomery and the two created a lasting […]


Documentary: The End of America by Naomi Wolf

In a stunning indictment of sweeping policy changes during the Bush years, best-selling author Naomi Wolf (The Beauty Myth) makes a chilling case that American democracy is under threat. Investigating parallels between our current situation and the rise of dictators and fascism in once-free societies, Wolf uncovers a number of deeply unsettling similarities-from the use of paramilitary groups and secret […]