Monthly Archives: June 2011


 

by on June 29th, 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 on June 27th, 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 on June 24th, 2011

The body has a language of its own, and the sexual revolution is founded upon a lie.

by on June 22nd, 2011

Our current economic debates underscore the case for an approach to political economy that rejects social contract theory and embraces a robust conception of human flourishing.

by on June 20th, 2011

To take offense does not free us from further argument or criticism. Instead, offense demands ongoing criticism between partners in ethical discourse as a recognition of their fundamental human equality.

by on June 17th, 2011

Those who care for the severely disabled and dependent testify to our sense that they are part of the human community.

by on June 15th, 2011

Marital love implies dependence on another instead of autonomy, and it shows that certain goods (sex and procreation, love and marriage, marriage and parenthood) are connected. We must recover the language of self-giving. The second in a two-part series.

by on June 13th, 2011

The logic of contract and the movement to conquer nature have resulted in the triumph of autonomy and demise of the family. The first of a two-part series.

by on June 10th, 2011

Metaphysics provides the crucial foundation for natural law, and our current intellectual climate is ripe for embracing metaphysical foundations once again. The third in a three-part series.

by on June 8th, 2011

Acts are not made good or bad by our mere say-so. We must also examine the objective intention of our actions. The second in a three-part series.

by on June 6th, 2011

A notion of “social practice” should guide the way we think about morality and politics. The first in a three-part series.

by on June 3rd, 2011

Zoning codes used to favor settlement patterns scaled for human beings. No longer.

by on June 1st, 2011

Public recognition of unions contrary to human flourishing will hurt, not help, the happiness of those who participate in them.

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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