Charles C. HaynesSenior scholar at the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center, director of the Religious Freedom Education Project at the Newseum in Washington.
Archive: Charles C. Haynes
Homegrown terrorism - of whatever stripe - is a serious issue that deserves serious attention. But a Congressional hearing singling out one religious community and framed by vague and unsubstantiated charges against the leadership of that community is both wrongheaded and dangerous.
By Charles C. Haynes | Mar 11, 2011 3:40 PM | COMMENTS (0)
The anti-circumcision referendum is both wrong and dangerous because it subjects religious freedom to a popular vote.
By Charles Haynes | Jun 9, 2011 10:53 AM | COMMENTS (0)
What message does the Texas governor send to the many thousands of Texans of other faiths – and those with no religious affiliation – when, as governor, he initiates and leads a Christian prayer rally for “national unity”?
By Charles C. Haynes | Jun 10, 2011 11:47 AM | COMMENTS (0)
The struggle to keep religion and science separate in the classroom is a never-ending battle in Texas, as is it in other states where anti-evolution sentiment runs deep. But the Constitution has something to say about faith-based education.
By Charles C. Haynes | Aug 25, 2011 12:43 PM | COMMENTS (0)
Baptists, Catholics and others - who should recall what it was like to be in the hatches - need to speak out against those who promote the politics of prejudice in the name of God.
By Charles C. Haynes | Oct 10, 2011 4:50 PM | COMMENTS (0)
If you wonder why many Christian parents view public schools as hostile to their faith, talk to Michael Ayers.
By Charles C. Haynes | Nov 2, 2011 12:42 PM | COMMENTS (0)
It’s not surprising that the Supreme Court struggles to find a balanced approach that keeps the government from taking sides in religion, but allows citizens to display their faith in public spaces.
By Charles C. Haynes | Nov 16, 2011 1:44 PM | COMMENTS (0)
Protecting the right of each person of faith “to follow the dictates of conscience” is at the heart of what it means to uphold religious liberty in a free society.
By Charles C. Haynes | Nov 30, 2011 11:40 AM | COMMENTS (0)
A Rhode Island girl’s request is seen as “spitting in the face of God.” What would Roger Williams do?
By Charles C. Haynes | Jan 24, 2012 4:50 PM | COMMENTS (0)
In a world torn by holy wars and ethnic divides, preparing young people to address differences in faith and belief should be a no-brainer.
By Charles C. Haynes | Feb 8, 2012 12:14 PM | COMMENTS (0)