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From the Supreme Court, prayer rules that won’t work

Decision in New York case creates confusion for government officials who now must decide when an official legislative or meeting prayer crosses the line into proselytizing or disparaging other religions.
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‘Abracadabra!’ Judge says Teller’s trick is protected

‘The mere fact that a dramatic work or pantomime includes a magic trick, or even that a particular illusion is its central feature, does not render it devoid’ of protection, district judge writes.
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In 2014, free the faithful

Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, imprisoned in Iran, is just one of thousands imprisoned for their different faiths around the world.
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From a 5th-grader, uncomfortable truth about religious conflict

If schools don’t teach young kids (or allow them to discuss) the truth about religious strife in history, then what exactly do they teach?
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Don’t worry, Santa, the ‘war on Christmas’ isn’t real

Belief in Santa perpetuates a spirit of joy and goodwill. But the “war on Christmas” narrative does little more than stir up anger and ill will.
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On college campuses, zoning out free speech

How freedom of speech is under assault on many American college and university campuses.
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When God-talk by kids is protected speech

Fortunately, a growing number of schools are getting the message that the First Amendment doesn’t mandate a religion-free zone in public schools.
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Debate over Syria an unprecedented national ‘e-conversation’

Americans are engaged in what is a historic – at least, by virtue of being largely electronic – national discussion over national priorities and military options.
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To stop the madness, put a face to faith

Success of Face to Faith program in schools worldwide reminds us that In a world torn by sectarian violence and hate, we can – and must – do much more to help young people experience our common humanity.
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Democracy minus freedom equals tyranny

In Egypt, the Morsi government’s drive for power produced a constitution that ignored religious freedom, free speech and other basic rights.
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