Is Next Step in War on Religious Liberty Inspection of Religious Schools? That’s Happening in the UK
Genevieve Wood, The Daily Signal
In the name of tolerance, religious schools (to date, Christian and Jewish schools) in the UK are being “inspected” and in the case of one school, “downgraded,” for violating new education department guidelines the government there refers to as “British values.”
China Moves to Enact Rule of Law, With Caveats
Andrew Jacobs and Chris Buckley, New York Times
Communist Party leaders, seeking to address widespread dissatisfaction with China’s politicized and corrupt judiciary, endorsed a raft of legal changes on Thursday to foster a more predictable legal system while keeping the courts under the firm control of the party.
How Does Religion Influence Family Formation Decisions?
Maria E. Kaufmann, Family Studies
It takes a complex of religious factors—like fervor and community religiosity—to influence family formation practices.
The Wisdom of Peter Thiel
Mark Bauerlein, First Things
When God and his Word disappear from public life, the human community takes their place and supplies all us with its own values, norms, beliefs, and aims. The outcome isn’t a vibrant humanism. No, Thiel concludes, “We lose the freedom to think for ourselves.”