Guest Voices: first amendment


Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Religious freedom, not just for the religious

Survey highlights how “religious nones” are treated as enemies of the state in some societies.

By Charles C. Haynes  |  05:10 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charles C. Haynes; religious freedom; atheists; humanists; non-religious people; discrimination; persecution; Freedom of Thought 2012; International Humanist and Ethical Union; religious nones; First Amendment

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 10/16/2012

What is the truth about American Muslims?

Anti-Muslim campaign may be the most significant threat to religious freedom today, says researcher.

By Charles C. Haynes  |  01:23 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Muslims; anti-sharia laws; mosques; First Amendment Center; Charles C. Haynes; What is the truth about American Muslims? Questions and Answers

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Paying the price for religious illiteracy

Educating the public about religions could help reduce some of the heat in our culture war fights.

By Charles C. Haynes  |  04:23 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sharia; Charles C. Haynes; First Amendment Center; religious illiteracy; world religions

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 09/20/2012

In defense of the right to offend

State power that shields your religion today can be used to censor your religion tomorrow.

By Charles C. Haynes  |  11:51 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Prophet Muhammad; anti-Muslim film; Innocence of Muslims; protests in Middle East; Charles C. Haynes; First Amendment Center

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 09/04/2012

God goes back to school

Millions of kids return to school this week, and most won’t leave their faith at the schoolhouse door.

By Charles C. Haynes  |  02:49 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religion; faith in schools; religion in schools; Charles C. Haynes; First Amendment Center; Newseum

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Why claims of conscience matter

Accommodations for religious liberty are often messy, but they are what make America a global haven for the cause of conscience.

By Charles C. Haynes  |  09:52 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religious freedom, first amendment, bill of rights, conscience