Monthly Archives: March 2011


by , and on March 30th, 2011

Defenders of conjugal marriage must be careful to not obscure the true nature of marriage—and the state’s true interest in promoting it.

by , and on March 28th, 2011

There is an intrinsic link between marriage and procreation, but this does not mean that infertile couples cannot really be married.

by on March 25th, 2011

We live in days of distraction.

by on March 23rd, 2011

A new book provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and even-handed presentation of the abortion argument.

by on March 22nd, 2011

On this year's World Down Syndrome Day, Mark Leach discusses the unacknowledged effects of prenatal testing.

by on March 21st, 2011

Marriage is fundamentally a pre-political institution.

by on March 18th, 2011

An anti-bullying program’s political slant leads one mother to reflect on the real meaning of diversity and dignity.

by on March 16th, 2011

America has an obligation to look after its own interests.

by on March 15th, 2011

Aristotelian virtue ethics has very little to say about what is a good political structure or economic system.

by on March 14th, 2011

Alasdair MacIntyre may be wrong about the details of finance, but he is right on the largest questions of political economy.

by on March 11th, 2011

Public employee unions aren’t the only seekers of government largesse.

by on March 9th, 2011

Have progressives abandoned the liberty of conscience?

by on March 7th, 2011

John Locke’s philosophy gives no support to those who would seek to endorse same-sex civil marriage.

by on March 4th, 2011

Dispelling the sexual myths of America’s emerging adults.

by on March 2nd, 2011

Roe v. Wade could prove an unlikely source of pro-life conscience protection.

by on March 1st, 2011

President Obama’s decision to refuse to defend DOMA is not an act of executive assertion so much as an expression of deep deference to the courts.

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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