Monthly Archives: February 2011


by on February 28th, 2011

President Obama has dropped the defense of marriage out of political convenience rather than reasonable opposition.

by on February 27th, 2011

A man who made a career of death and lies became a hero for life and truth.

by on February 25th, 2011

A leading Muslim scholar questions whether foundational texts of Islam really do prescribe death for leaving Islam.

by on February 23rd, 2011

A new bill is needed to fix the healthcare law’s failure to adequately safeguard conscience

by on February 22nd, 2011

A historian looks at how one man sought to serve both truth and love.

by on February 22nd, 2011

What exceptionless moral norms are we willing to discard for the sake of a good cause?

by on February 21st, 2011

The Live Action case is very different from the Nazis-at-the-door problem, but lying is justified in neither situation.

by on February 19th, 2011

All lying is immoral, but not all false utterances are lies.

by on February 18th, 2011

The history of federal abortion funding highlights the urgent need to reverse the new health care law’s assault on unborn life, and to enact a permanent, government-wide prohibition on federal funding of abortion.

by on February 16th, 2011

A participant in the protests in Tahrir Square looks at the future of freedom in Egypt.

by on February 15th, 2011

Not everything need be seen as ideological.

by on February 14th, 2011

Lying, even for laudable reasons, is wrong.

by on February 11th, 2011

Is lying ever justified?

by on February 9th, 2011

The pro-life cause must be advanced by truth and by love, and it must be willing to engage in self-criticism when it fails to meet its own exacting standards.

by on February 7th, 2011

An appreciation for the naturalness of form can lead us back from the politicization of poetry.

by on February 4th, 2011

Wrapping up an exchange on judgment and morality.

by on February 2nd, 2011

The American sex trade—strip clubs, prostitution, and the booming pornography business—feeds on and fuels modern-day slavery.

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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