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Religious Freedom

Many Baptist core beliefs, while grounded in Scripture, reflect central themes of U.S. history and are a tenor of our times. While U.S. Baptists love and honor their nation, their ultimate loyalty must be to Christ and his reign. […] Read More

Noting a few positive examples of steps taken to promote religious freedom in 2018, an annual government report on religious freedom focused largely on violations of the right to exercise faith freely and without fear. […] Read More

The UN General Assembly has established Aug. 22 as an annual day to commemorate those who are victims of violence based on their religion or beliefs and to raise awareness about respecting religious diversity. […] Read More

VP Mike Pence warned graduates they’d be ridiculed for defending the Bible’s teachings. By claiming “martyr status,” he is attempting to lay claim that his interpretation of Scripture is somehow canonized and infallible. […] Read More

White supremacy, nationalism and racism threaten many people of faith. Those of us undeniably privileged by our culture at birth must use that privilege to benefit those who do not move through the world as easily as we do. […] Read More

State repression of religious freedom is often enacted under the guise of maintaining “public order” or “national security” concerns or both. A new report cited 28 nations for restrictions they placed on religious freedom. […] Read More

With some exceptions, most Christians are silent about persecution against Muslims. What a testimony it would be if the loudest voices calling for the just, humane treatment of Muslims were Christian voices. […] Read More

Often missing from a Christian discourse on religious persecution is recognition of an injustice undermining millions of lives today: the persecution of Muslims. Here are three cases of ongoing persecution. […] Read More

Teachers, administrators and public school advocates gathered at the Texas Capitol to urge lawmakers to pass legislation increasing education funding, currently 20 percent lower than 2008 levels when adjusted for inflation. […] Read More

True freedom isn’t as simple as the slogans, patriotic songs and political rhetoric would suggest. You must be willing to defend those who differ from you if you support it. That’s why some have lost their taste for freedom. […] Read More