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The Faith of One Man Against a Nation

On July 29th, a father, Tahir Ahmad Naseem, was shot in a Pakastani Court. His killer was praised as a hero.     His daughter, Mashal Naseem, cries out against the injustice her father faced as there was little done about protecting his religious freedom. Tahir Ahmad Naseem was an American citizen and a passionate…

Creationism v Evolution in the US Public School System

With the ratification of the First Amendment and the extension of the Fourth Amendment to fully realize the “separation of church and state” as Thomas Jefferson advocated and to give constitutional protection to the liberties of basic human rights such as freedom of religion versus the perceived idea of most Americans (according to a 2006…

The Causes and Targets of Religious Persecution in the United States

  To a significant extent, it can be said that religion is the foundation of a person’s overall identity encompassing his or her morality, world view, self-image, attitude towards self and others. Thus, religious differences are often seen as impactful factors in the cultural, social, and personal context. Although differences among human groups categorized by…

History of Religious Freedom in the United States

History of Religious Freedom in the United States     Freedom of religion or religious liberty is considered by most nations as a fundamental human right. This principle supports the freedom of an individual or a community to practice their religion in teaching, practice, worship, and to observe it in terms of religious holidays both…

Is Different Bad? Thoughts on Religious Discrimination

There are two things that are constant in this world: change and differences. The minute that a child recognizes the world, it sees something different at every glance, something very different from what it’s accustomed to in the womb. Yet, in order to live well, they must adapt quickly and get used to the changes.…

Separation of Church and State in Schools: Campus Clubs and Grants (2020)

What happens when freedom of religion conflicts with the freedom of other individuals?  The Issue in 2020   A recent draft from the Trump administration rule has higher education lobbyists concerned about the treatment of both religious clubs and the LGBTQ+ community on campuses.  In short, the draft rule raises an ongoing conflict between church…

Religion in the Workplace

Religion in the workplace is quite simple and straightforward. It is the act of tolerating other people’s beliefs and practices for the benefit of others. Religious intolerance can result from several forms of religious practices or beliefs. Religious tolerance is a part of a larger definition of religious freedom, but you can use it to…