The most dangerous countries to be a Christian

Today is the first observance of the “International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief.” The observance, as Alliance Defending Freedom notes, is considered by human rights experts to be an important step towards the prevention of religious persecution in the future. Continue Reading...

A Cross, a cake and a crisis

“Pardon me, but I’m going to pause for a minute because something really exciting just happened. My close friend from law school and the Deputy General Counsel of [First Liberty Institute] has just been confirmed to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.” This news broke during Andrew Graham’s presentation at Acton University 2019 on “A Cross, A Cake, and A Crisis: Two Attacks on Religious and Economic Freedom.” Graham is the executive director of policy and education and a senior fellow at First Liberty, which represented the American Legion in the Bladensburg Cross Case, The American Legion v. Continue Reading...

3 Ways to explain religious freedom to an American

  This week is “Religious Freedom Week,” a time set aside by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to  “pray, reflect, and take action on religious liberty, both here in this country and abroad.” In honor of the Religious Freedom Week, here are three explanations about what religious freedom means in America. Continue Reading...

Sweden’s road to secularism: By politics alone

Sweden’s transformation from a pious Lutheran nation to one of the most secular states in the West is among the most arresting in history. Few appreciate how this followed the Church of Sweden having its governance, and then its doctrine, changed by politicians to reflect statist orthodoxy. Continue Reading...