Top Ten Religious Liberty and Church-State Developments of 2016
Howard Friedman, Religion Clause
Each year in December, I attempt to pick the most important church-state and religious liberty developments of the past year. This was a busy year, and a number of the important developments amounted to themes that spanned many months.
Iraqi Christians celebrate a bittersweet Christmas amid destruction and liberation
Bonnie Kristian, The Week
Christians in Bartella, Iraq, are celebrating their first Christmas since 2013 following their town’s liberation from Islamic State militants as part of the campaign to retake Mosul.
Unthinkable Today, Obvious Tomorrow: The Moral Case for the Abolition of Cruelty to Animals
Matthew Scully, National Review
On that issue, our evolving standards approach the ancient ones of Judeo-Christian morality.
The Relationship Between Culture and Poverty
William Reddinger, FEE
In a state of learned helplessness, people who are suffering consistently feel like something has been done to them.