The Loss of Justice Scalia is a Loss for Religious Freedom

The Loss of Justice Scalia is a Loss for Religious Freedom

Stanley Carlson-Thies Tributes to US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died suddenly on February 13, 2016, have been flooding in, including from some who…

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Protect Your Religious Freedom by Honoring the Religious Freedom of Others

Protect Your Religious Freedom by Honoring the Religious Freedom of Others

Chelsea Langston  At the Islamic Society of Baltimore on February 3rd, President Obama delivered a 45-minute speech on his first visit to a US mosque….

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Community Foundations, Diversity, and Inclusiveness

Community Foundations, Diversity, and Inclusiveness

Stanley Carlson-Thies How can a funder, a foundation, support diversity and promote inclusiveness in its funding strategy?  Some community foundations are requiring their grantees to…

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Wheaton College and Professor Hawkins: What FBOs Can Learn about Living Under the Spotlight?

Wheaton College and Professor Hawkins: What FBOs Can Learn about Living Under the Spotlight?

Chelsea Langston On Ash Wednesday, February 10th, in a press conference in Chicago, Wheaton College professor Larycia Hawkins and Wheaton College president Philip Ryken spoke…

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Religious Freedom and Presidential Politics

Religious Freedom and Presidential Politics

by Chelsea Maxell, Dordt College student, former IRFA intern, IRFA Student Fellow On June 26, 2015, social media seemed to light up with more activity…

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Noah’s Ark is Not Too Religious for Kentucky’s Tourism Promotion Program

Noah’s Ark is Not Too Religious for Kentucky’s Tourism Promotion Program

Stanley Carlson-Thies Is it an unconstitutional establishment of religion if the state of Kentucky allows Ark Encounter, a biblical theme-park-in-the-making, to participate in the state’s…

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Value of FBOs Not “Wasted” on EPA: FBOs Essential Partners for New EPA Initiative to Reduce Food Waste

Value of FBOs Not “Wasted” on EPA: FBOs Essential Partners for New EPA Initiative to Reduce Food Waste

Chelsea Langston In the midst of national debates about where to draw the lines in the separation of church and state, one thing remains clear:…

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Religious Freedom to Play on a Level Playing Field, Or Play Ground, as the Case May Be

Religious Freedom to Play on a Level Playing Field, Or Play Ground, as the Case May Be

Chelsea Langston The US Supreme Court has agreed to review the case of a Missouri-based religious preschool (owned and operated by a church) that was…

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NPRM for Federal Job Training: Another Effort to Expand Definition of “Sex” Discrimination

NPRM for Federal Job Training: Another Effort to Expand Definition of “Sex” Discrimination

Stanley Carlson-Thies On January 26, 2016, the federal Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)—draft regulations, with an explanation—to change the nondiscrimination…

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