Monthly Archives: November 2010


 

by on November 29th, 2010

When a woman claims to be a man, should the university and the press play along?

by on November 22nd, 2010

Newly defined and vigorously enforced rights have proliferated even as they are uprooted from any philosophic grounding.

by on November 19th, 2010

We need a healthcare law that is not only pro-life but that also addresses our healthcare system’s persistent problems and looming challenges.

by on November 17th, 2010

In Jakarta President Obama spoke astutely about Muslims, but he engaged in dangerous obfuscation regarding al-Qaeda.

by on November 15th, 2010

A new book by Hadley Arkes draws attention to the contradictions and ambiguities of the republic’s jurisprudence.

by on November 12th, 2010

Abortion law is usually seen as a matter of constitutional law. Is it time for that to change?

by on November 11th, 2010

An exhibition by contemporary artist Enrique Martínez Celaya at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (on view through November 23rd) is a unique chance to contrast the uncertainty of our own age with the New Medievalism of the great American architect, Ralph Adams Cram.

by on November 10th, 2010

It is difficult to speak up and defend certain unpopular truths on today’s college campuses. But it is also urgently needed and greatly rewarding.

by on November 9th, 2010

A recent film follows two women whose shared values offer an unexpected opportunity for friendship.

by on November 8th, 2010

To stimulate job creation, Democrats favor government spending and Republicans favor tax cuts, but is there a more direct way?

by on November 5th, 2010

The science of fetal pain remains uncertain, but we still have a duty to avoid the possibility of inflicting undue suffering.

by on November 4th, 2010

All legislation is moral. The sooner we recognize this fact, the better.

by on November 3rd, 2010

The public spaces where we live and work and relax have a real, if subtle, impact on how each of us experiences and reflects on our world.

by on November 1st, 2010

In his latest book, law professor David A. Strauss attacks the idea of originalism and champions the “living Constitution.” Matt Franck explains why he’s wrong.

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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