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November/December 2011

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Dissent, Dismissal, and Discernment

Justice Elena Kagan and the Constitution

We Cannot Deny

Whilst we assert for ourselves a freedom to embrace, to profess, and to observe the religion which we believe to be of divine origin, we cannot deny an...

Afghanistan: The Land That Freedom Forgot

The sound and smell of motorcycles roaring down a street in Kandahar must have overwhelmed 16-year-old Atifa in the moments before the attack. Before she...

Reformation, Tolerance, and Persecution

Editors' note: This is the fifth and final article in a series on the history of Christian persecution up to the end of the seventeenth century. The...

Hosanna Tabor

The Supreme Court Hears Arguments in a Case with Far-Reaching Implications for Church Organizations

Adventists, Prohibition, and Political Involvement

Just two years after the Seventh-day Adventist Church officially organized, it met for its third General Conference session in 1865. The church made one of...

Leaving Faith Behind

On July 15, 2011, with political headlines dominated by negotiations over the U.S. debt ceiling, another political story caught the nation’s notice....

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Published in the November/December 2011 Magazine
by James Madison

Whilst we assert for ourselves a freedom to embrace, to profess, and to observe the religion which we believe to be of divine origin, we cannot deny an equal freedom to those whose minds have not yet yielded to the evidence which has convinced us. If this freedom be abused, it is an offense against God, not against man.”

James Madison, from “Memorial and Remonstrance Against Assessments,” written to the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Author: James Madison

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