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Religious Liberty

The founders of the United States didn’t rely on the Ten Commandments to forge our nation’s laws. Indeed, their goal was to ensure religion would neither control government nor contend with unnecessary government entanglement. […] Read More

Christian nationalism in the US conflates a distorted view of Christianity and a political ideology that romanticizes parts of the nation’s history. Christian nationalism betrays our national motto, “e pluribus unum.” […] Read More

Baptists have long been known as strong, tireless defenders of religious liberty, believing that everyone should be free to accept God’s offer of salvation and free to worship or not to worship according to the dictates of conscience. […] Read More

Despite our heritage of religious freedom and the lessons of history, US Christians are quick to use legislation as a crutch to avoid accepting the personal responsibility we have been given. […] Read More

For many around the globe, the lack of religious freedom isn’t just a matter of being expected to serve a population they dislike or debating a religious symbol on government grounds. It’s life or death. Consider the Yazidis. […] Read More

The number of countries with significant government restrictions on religious liberty declined slightly in 2017, even as the number of nations with high levels of social hostility toward religion increased, a study says. […] Read More

Baptist leaders from about 40 nations voted to affirm women in ministry and to condemn religious-based intolerance during the annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance in the Bahamas last week. […] Read More

Christianity in China is growing at a rate not seen since the 1930s. Despite political restrictions and regulations on constructing church buildings, Christians adapt to meeting in hotels or private premises for worship services. […] Read More

While Independence Day provides US churches with the opportunity to celebrate religious liberty, they must be careful to not cross the line and transform their worship services into a patriotic pep rally. […] Read More

Taking on some of the most difficult issues between LGBT rights and some faith communities, a new book helps frame civil dialogue and finds guiding principles to mediate conflicts. […] Read More