Defenders of conjugal marriage must be careful to not obscure the true nature of marriage—and the state’s true interest in promoting it.
There is an intrinsic link between marriage and procreation, but this does not mean that infertile couples cannot really be married.
We live in days of distraction.
A new book provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and even-handed presentation of the abortion argument.
On this year's World Down Syndrome Day, Mark Leach discusses the unacknowledged effects of prenatal testing.
Marriage is fundamentally a pre-political institution.
An anti-bullying program’s political slant leads one mother to reflect on the real meaning of diversity and dignity.
America has an obligation to look after its own interests.
Aristotelian virtue ethics has very little to say about what is a good political structure or economic system.
Alasdair MacIntyre may be wrong about the details of finance, but he is right on the largest questions of political economy.
Public employee unions aren’t the only seekers of government largesse.
Have progressives abandoned the liberty of conscience?
John Locke’s philosophy gives no support to those who would seek to endorse same-sex civil marriage.
Dispelling the sexual myths of America’s emerging adults.
Roe v. Wade could prove an unlikely source of pro-life conscience protection.
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.
What is the status of religious freedom in Islam, and what are its prospects?
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.
The advancement of international religious freedom is crucial for terrorism’s defeat.
As the call for freedom advances in Muslim-majority countries, we have good reason to be optimistic that religious freedom will increase as well.
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 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.
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.
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.