Topic: Religious Freedom and Discrimination
Free and fair elections alone will not cure the steep divisions in Arab societies. In fact, they will probably exacerbate them, because a crucial piece of the puzzle is missing: secularism.
05/10/2011 10:51 am
Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/08
National Day of Prayer activities include speeches and gatherings of many different faiths. Controversial to some, the National Day of Prayer has roots in the earliest days of the nation.
05/05/2011 10:36 am
Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/03
Writer Stefan Simanowitz responds to a letter from the French ambassador regarding his commentary on France's 'burqa ban.'
04/25/2011 02:00 pm
France’s ban on wearing the niqab in public defends secular society – and the rights of Muslim women like me. Liberals bemoan the ban's infringement on personal freedoms. But Islamists who mandate that women wear the veil are incorrectly interpreting the true message of the Quran.
04/20/2011 02:45 pm
A federal judge last year had struck down as unconstitutional the National Day of Prayer. But on Thursday, a US appeals court ruled that the people who had brought the case lacked legal standing.
04/14/2011 07:22 pm
British Prime Minister David Cameron's speech Thursday calling for curbs on immigration comes as anti-immigrant sentiment grows across Europe.
04/14/2011 05:53 pm
As we've seen with France's burqa ban that went into effect this week, global religious tolerance – especially in Europe – is under threat. Growing Islamophobia threatens to undermine hard-fought freedom and tolerance in post-WW II Europe and around the world.
04/14/2011 12:27 pm
The Justice Department, in its appeal to a federal judge in South Carolina asking to intervene in an ACLU lawsuit against a county sheriff, says the policy discriminates against non-Christians.
04/13/2011 10:01 pm