Sacred Commons: Building Both Physical and Spiritual Infrastructure in America

Sacred Commons: Building Both Physical and Spiritual Infrastructure in America

Chelsea Langston Bombino, February 3, 2017 Last week, President Trump signed executive orders that would advance construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. In some ways,…

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 How the Faith-Based Initiative Can Help the New Administration Reach Marginalized Communities

How the Faith-Based Initiative Can Help the New Administration Reach Marginalized Communities

Stanley Carlson-Thies and Chelsea Langston, February 3, 2017 President Obama made clear on the campaign trail in 2008 that if elected, he would continue the…

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The Connection Between Religious Freedom and Immigration Policy – The Potential Impact of President Trump’s EOs on Religious “Sanctuary” Organizations

The Connection Between Religious Freedom and Immigration Policy – The Potential Impact of President Trump’s EOs on Religious “Sanctuary” Organizations

Chelsea Langston Bombino, February 2, 2017 Central to the core beliefs of many religions is the call to serve the stranger and to advocate for…

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Let’s Not Trump Religious Freedom for All

Let’s Not Trump Religious Freedom for All

Chelsea Langston Bombino, January 19, 2017 In recent months, religious freedom For many, religious freedom has become simply a proxy for bigotry. Whether accurate or…

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Federal Judge Says to the Federal Government: Federal Regulation Suppressing Religious Diversity of Health Providers Is Illegal

Federal Judge Says to the Federal Government: Federal Regulation Suppressing Religious Diversity of Health Providers Is Illegal

Stanley Carlson-Thies, January 19, 2017  On the last day of 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction telling the federal government it…

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Religious Freedom as a Social Good: Why White Evangelicals Alone Are Not Enough

Religious Freedom as a Social Good: Why White Evangelicals Alone Are Not Enough

Chelsea Langston Bombino,  January 19, 2017 Should we give up on the language of “religious freedom” and find new ways of talking about, and advocating…

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The Obama Administration’s Legacy for Institutional Religious Freedom

The Obama Administration’s Legacy for Institutional Religious Freedom

Stanley Carlson-Thies, January 19, 2017  In his Chicago farewell address on January 10, 2017, just as he had in his noted speech about religion and…

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When Ancient, Sacred Practices Look Like Discrimination: What Religious Menstruation Rituals Reveal About What is Missing in Modern Human Rights Frameworks

When Ancient, Sacred Practices Look Like Discrimination: What Religious Menstruation Rituals Reveal About What is Missing in Modern Human Rights Frameworks

Chelsea Langston Bombino, January 6, 2017 Recently, traditional religious practices regarding women and menstruation have gained international attention because of two tragic events only months…

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How Diverse Spiritual Communities Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

How Diverse Spiritual Communities Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Chelsea Langston Bombino, January 6, 2017 Every January 1st, many individuals make New Year’s resolutions. Common New Year’s resolutions include goals to lose weight and…

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How Standing Rock Challenges Us to Expand Our Conceptions of Religious Freedom

How Standing Rock Challenges Us to Expand Our Conceptions of Religious Freedom

Chelsea Langston Bombino, Dec. 19, 2016 On Sunday, December 4, Native American tribes and supporters celebrated as the Army Corps of Engineers announced that it would…

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