INSPIRATION: The Secret of All Persecution and the Power of Love

INSPIRATION: The Secret of All Persecution and the Power of Love

In a year when religious views seem to be shaping public discourse and ultimately impacting the law, this short excerpt from a classic religious work seems particularly relevant.  ReligiousLiberty.TV publishes articles from a wide variety of political viewpoints and faith perspectives.  Freedom can be celebrated from a secular perspective as well from a religious perspective. Your thoughts and comments are […]


America's Would-be Saviors

This article originally appeared on the Northwest Religious Liberty Association at and is used here by permission of the author. By Gregory W. Hamilton© August 5, 2008 It is not just the Pope who is drawing hundreds of thousands, with throngs pressing all about to get a glimpse of him, and maybe even a touch of his hand. During […]


AUDIO: Evangelicals Up For Grabs? Candidates Court Voters (NPR)

Attorney Karen Scott found this story on the NPR web site, and it is worth both listening to and reading. It underscores just how much religion is playing a role this election season. Morning Edition, August 7, 2008 · On Aug. 16, Barack Obama and John McCain will appear together at Rick Warren's Saddleback Valley Community Church in Lake […]


OPINION: O'Connor's 4th Circuit Ruling on City Council Prayer

On Wednesday, July 23, 2008,  in Turner v. City Council of Fredericksburg, (4th Cir., July 23, 2008), the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of appeals upheld the policy of Fredericksburg, Virginia's city council requiring prayers which open its sessions to be non-denominational. In an opinion by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, sitting by designation on the case, the court held […]


Prof. Daniel Crane – "A Judeo-Christian Argument for Privatizing Marriage" (Cardozo Law Review)

In this law review article, Cardozo Law School professor Daniel Crane argues that marriage has traditionally been in the province of faith, not of the state, and that this should be taken into consideration when evaluating proposed marriage amendments. The full article is available in PDF format at Here is a brief excerpt (citations available at the link): Opponents […]


VIDEO CLIP: Compulsion in religion and the freedom to disbelieve

Dr. Ravi Zacharias speaks out in support of religious freedom and against attempts to create theocracy.  He also tells a couple of very interesting stories about religious freedom in other countries.  It was recorded at a recent event at the Atlanta Civic Center and you might also recognize the event MC.  Ravi Zacharias answers a tough question about religious freedom- […]


Announcing and Enacting Peace in an Age of Empire

Announcing and Enacting Peace in an Age of Empire

By Ryan Bell   Introduction/Story Who are the children of God? Who will inherit the kingdom of God? These are the questions that are heavy on the minds of the Jewish people at the time Jesus begins his public ministry. There was a great debate between the various parties of the Jewish people about how God's kingdom would finally be […]


J. Brent Walker – “Church and State in the USA: Promises and Challenges”

This thought-provoking address was given by J. Brent Walker of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty at the Congress on Religious Liberty in Buenos Aires, Argentina on April 28, 2008.  It was originally posted on the BJC website ( and is reposted here in its entirety with permission. Good morning! I appreciate the kind invitation of Raul Scialabba to […]


OPINION: Patrick J. Buchanan: The Wars of Religion Return (

Conservative commentator Patrick Buchanan, in a column published by Human Events, explores the conflict between those who want to achieve "social peace" between people regardless of their beliefs and the "duty" to "make God's Law man's law." The full article is online at Last week's clash between Dr. James Dobson and Barack Obama is but the latest skirmish in […]


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

This is particularly relevant this election year. From  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 […]