Tag: Separation of Church and State

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    As the South Carolina Republican primary approaches on January 21 and candidate Rick Santorum claims a belated victory in the Iowa caucuses, watch excerpts from a 2010 speech that Santorum, a Catholic, delivered on the role of religious faith in public life. More

    January 19, 2012 | Comments

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    “If anything is covered by separation of church and state, this is it,” says lawyer Douglas Laycock, who argued for the Hosanna-Tabor Lutheran Church and School, and nearly 100 diverse religious groups filed briefs supporting a church’s right to choose its own ministers. More

    October 7, 2011 | Comments

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    “American politics is broken today, and Dr. King’s message, his life, his values and virtues can offer us a strategy for healing what is broken.” More

    August 26, 2011 | Comments

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    At the Helping Up Mission in Baltimore, executive director Bob Gehman says, “If we were not able to discriminate in our hiring practices based on our faith and religion, that would change us.” More

    August 12, 2011 | Comments

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    “Secularism is indispensable. It’s a protection so everyone has peace, believers and non-believers,” according to one French citizen. More

    June 24, 2011 | Comments

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    “For most of the French, religion was an enemy of democracy, liberalization, freedom,” says this political scientist who specializes in Islamic studies, and “a synonym for public disorder.” More

    June 24, 2011 | Comments

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    “When they ask for public monies to fund putting out their particular point of view, that’s where we have a problem,” says Rev. Joseph Phelps of the Highland Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. More

    June 24, 2011 | Comments

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    We review some of the week’s leading religion news stories, from deadly riots in Afghanistan over the burning of a Quran at a Florida church to the morality of the budget to a church-state decision from the Supreme Court. More

    April 8, 2011 | Comments

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    Arizona gives tax credits to people who donate money to school tuition organizations that provide student scholarships. A group of taxpayers claims most of the money goes to religious education. More

    November 5, 2010 | Comments

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    According to the majority, the Christian Legal Society is not entitled to a “preferential exemption.” But according to the dissent, the Court’s decision in Christian Legal Society v Martinez is “a serious setback for freedom of expression.” More

    July 2, 2010 | Comments

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