Pope Francis asks pardon from Waldensian Protestants for past persecution
Philip Pullella, Reuters
Pope Francis asked forgiveness on Monday for the Roman Catholic Church’s “non-Christian and inhumane” treatment in the past of the Waldensians, a tiny Protestant movement the Vatican tried to exterminate in the 15th century.
Pope Francis is actually bringing America’s environmentalism movement to its religious and moral roots
Mark Stoll, Washington Post
In early colonial days, Puritans following Calvinist principles established communities across New England. Calvinism put special emphasis on God’s presence in the works of nature, and Puritans often went alone into the fields, woods, and hills to pray and meditate.
The Case for Religious Liberty
A. Barton Hinkle , Reason.com
The case of Iknoor Singh highlights the importance of protecting religious freedom.
How the Declaration of Independence Differs From the Magna Carta
Michael Sabo, The Daily Signal
This month we celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, which secured rights for free Englishmen, and, more importantly, established what would later become the principle of the rule of law.