Monthly Archives: October 2010


 

by on October 29th, 2010

Suggestions to end conscience protection ignore the importance of conscience and rely on a circular—and baseless—understanding of a woman’s “right” to abortion. Following such suggestions would be detrimental to the entire health care system.

by on October 28th, 2010

Misleading talk of "separation of church and state" obscures the true meaning of the First Amendment.

by on October 27th, 2010

The practice of socially responsible investing, often associated with opposition to apartheid or support for environmental causes, can also be a way to battle the harms of pornography.

by on October 25th, 2010

Intellectuals have failed to recognize the real character of the Tea Party.

by on October 22nd, 2010

Social conservatives must understand and embrace America’s traditional economic culture before they can contribute to its renewal. Economic conservatives must expel the infection of shallow anthropology, vulgar utilitarianism, and metaphysical blindness that they picked up from progressivism in the 20th century.

by on October 21st, 2010

The Tea Party taps into the full social and cultural power of transcendent moral appeals in a way that social conservatives have never been able to do. The first in a two-part series.

by on October 20th, 2010

In an article adapted from his debate last week with Peter Singer and Maggie Little on the moral status of the “fetus,” Professor Finnis explains that outside of medical contexts use of the word “fetus” is offensive, dehumanizing, prejudicial, and manipulative. It obscures our perception of moral reality. Moral status is not a matter of choice or grant or convention, but of recognition, of someone who matters, and matters as an equal, whether we like it or not.

by on October 18th, 2010

Custom and tradition, far from being necessarily irrational, are often the vehicles of guiding and binding reason.

by on October 15th, 2010

The Obama Administration has chosen to place political considerations over a proper defense of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law.

by on October 13th, 2010

It’s time for conservatives and liberals alike to remember that certain words by their very utterance inflict injury.

by on October 11th, 2010

In the British film Four Lions, farcical humor meets terror-jihad, and it is a match made almost in heaven.

by on October 8th, 2010

Faced with an increasingly democratic political system, American elites have turned to the courts as an alternate means of enacting their political and constitutional agenda.

by on October 6th, 2010

A new resolution before Europe's leading human rights council attacks conscience and community.

by on October 4th, 2010

A new book by Gabriel Schoenfeld examines the dangers and difficulties inherent in keeping state secrets.

by on October 1st, 2010

Accepting the “liberal” definition on pregnancy can actually help clarify the morality of contraception, abortion, and embryo adoption.

In Depth: Islam and Religious Freedom

What is the status of religious freedom in Islam, and what are its prospects?


  • by Jennifer S. Bryson on June 20, 2016

    True religious freedom demands that we allow space in our society for difference, even when we don’t understand the reasons for a particular religious practice. Having to live without fully understanding others comes with the territory of genuine diversity.

  • by Thomas F. Farr on September 23, 2011

    The advancement of international religious freedom is crucial for terrorism’s defeat.

  • by Abdullah Saeed on June 29, 2011

    As the call for freedom advances in Muslim-majority countries, we have good reason to be optimistic that religious freedom will increase as well.

  • by Mustafa Akyol on July 1, 2011

    With extremism losing momentum, there is hope that the Muslim Middle East is beginning once again to embrace the liberalism of early 20th-century Islam.

  • by Michael Novak on June 27, 2011

    By the year 2020, the Islamic nations of the Mediterranean Basin will resound with positive cries for democracy, human rights, individual liberty, and the dignity of every man, woman, and child.

  • by Daniel Philpott on January 30, 2017

    What is the status of religious freedom in Islam, and what are its prospects? An answer to this question must begin with a nuanced appraisal of the political theologies that govern different Muslim nations. The first in a two-part series.

  • by Daniel Philpott on January 31, 2017

    Contrary to what one often hears in Western media, Islam needs neither a Reformation nor an Enlightenment. Islam must—and can—find resources from within its tradition to defend the full human right to religious freedom. The second in a two-part series.


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