COMMENTARY: The Supreme Court, in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, dealt a setback to government officials who have tried for decades to scrub all signs of faith from our nation’s public schools.
COMMENTARY: In a 6-3 decision, the court held that Maine violated the Constitution by preventing families from using state aid to send children to schools that provide what it calls ‘sectarian’ instruction.
Our guests on this episode of Religious Freedom Matters are Sam Brownback, a former U.S. senator and Kansas governor who served as the U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom from 2018 to 2021, and Rebecca Shah, principal investigator for the Religion and Economic Empowerment Project (REEP) and a senior fellow at the Archbridge Institute.
For at least 100 years Christians in Nigeria have been persecuted and the West has not wanted to call it what it is: 'violence by Islamist groups against Christians,’ says the Religious Freedom Institute's Stephen Rasche.
In most South and Southeast Asian countries, ‘religion is a powerful force, and in most of them, more radical forms of the religion have been getting stronger,’ says religious freedom expert Paul Marshall. ‘I would say the overall pattern is increased tension, increased repression.’
Cardinal Zen’s Arrest: A Window Into Religious Persecution in China and Hong Kong (Season 4 — Ep. 2)
How has the Communist party “winnowed down” Christianity in China and Hong Kong and what does this mean for the future of the Catholic Church there? International Rights Lawyer Nina Shea of the Hudson Institute sheds light on the persecution of religious believers in China on Religious Freedom Matters.
Mother’s Day Pro-Abortion Protests Set to Interrupt Masses Are Illegal. Will President Biden Stop Them?
Pro-abortion groups have targeted Catholic churches to protest the impending Dobbs decision.
George Weigel of the Ethics and Public Policy Center gives important context on the Russia and Ukraine conflict. Also, Father Benedict Kiely of Nasarean.org, an advocacy and aid organization for persecuted Christians, talks about the special need to support Ukrainians displaced in their own country by the war.
COMMENTARY: The court unanimously ruled that Boston violated the First Amendment when it banned an organization called Camp Constitution from flying an ecumenical Christian flag.
Coach Kennedy is also supported by a group of current and former NFL players including Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles, and former NFL quarterback Drew Stanton.