Ginsburg wrote little on the religion clauses, but she frequently joined with those Justices who favored a strong separation of church and state.
Church and State
If the Johnson Amendment disappears, local pastors will have to figure out how to address parishioners who want the church to promote their candidate.
Gary Simson, Dean of Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law, speaks on religious liberty as established in the constitution and what it means to us. He discusses how the United States was designed to be a country that took religion very seriously but respected the decisions of individuals as to which religion to practice […]
History professor and author Eric Foner answers the question: Getting to the American Revolution, what was the impact of the Revolution on religious freedom and the separation of church and state? Click on the video for links to more parts of the Norton interview.
Obama on Church and State Obama explains the importance of church-state separation in a variety of ways. What it comes down to is; In a diverse democratic society, any proposed policy must justify itself via the benefits we ALL see, rather than via arguments that only hold true to people who have one certain religious […]
This is a fascinating article about the relationship between church and state in Namibia. http://www.namibian.com.na/2008/July/letters/08193A2750.html EXCERPTS: Churches were major driving forces in getting Namibia’s independence on the formal international agenda through resistive courage, a record that worldwide is, unfortunately, neither consistent nor unblemished; they do support the wrong side sometimes! But in Namibia’s case they […]
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 (bjcpa.org) and is reposted here in its entirety with permission. Good morning! I appreciate the kind […]
Religion and the politics are experiencing an interesting mix this election season. Peter Steinfels, of the New York Times, explores this mix in the following article: From the New York Times By Peter Steinfels Published: July 5, 2008 On Tuesday, Senator Barack Obama did his best to reclaim for Democrats the idea of partnerships between […]
Watch the Trailer: Why are intolerance, violence and war so deeply ingrained in religion? This film certainly looks to be worth a look, according to Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun movie critic Constantine’s Sword (First Run Features) A documentary by Oren Jacoby. Featuring James Carroll. Unrated. Time 93 minutes. CONSTANTINE’S SWORD, by Oscar-nominated documentarian Oren Jacoby, […]