Should the Roman Catholic Church be forced to allow hecklers or protesters in the plaza of St. Peter's Cathedral? Is it reasonable to expect a cloister to open its gardens to sunbathers? Cemeteries, courtyards, and gardens at religious sites are designed
First Amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion" . . . and President Bush's plans to fund "faith-based" social programs. Has it all been said? Probably. But I haven't heard this reality set forth: Once religion is esta
In the Northeast, where I live, we have a saying: "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute." The same holds true in an interesting case involving the Main Street Plaza in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its legal briefs have more twists and turns than a Grisha
U.S. Mentioned in Revelation! As I read and reread your very thought-provoking article "Taking Liberty With Freedom," by Richard Moore, in your...
Last fall the House of Representatives defeated a bill that would have allowed religious institutions and their clergy to endorse political candidates without risking their tax-exempt status. Proponents, though, vowed to resurrect the bill during the 108
My title should be an oxymoron. Most religions, based on the spiritual well-being and eternal security of the individual as they tend to be, decry...
Today James Madison gets most of the credit for ratification of the First Amendment. His role was undoubtedly pivotal, but his involvement represents only part of the story. Thousands of others also worked for ratification, many of them members of the fas
The Seventh-day Adventist Church grew out of a national revival of prophetic interest that swept the United States in the early and mid-1840s. Very much in the Protestant continuum, the church has reached out and become a worldwide phenomenon, with almost
Many Canadian parents believe that the worldview permeating the country's public education system conflicts with their religious, personal, and moral convictions. So when the Ontario government introduced controversial legislation in mid-2001–legisl
To paraphrase folk singer Pete Seeger, "Where have all the Baptists gone?" That's a fair question for those watching today's battles over...