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Freedom of religion
Freedom of religion news and analysis from The Nation
August 15, 2017
Why the Battle for India’s Past Is a Fight for Its Future
Seventy years after partition, India’s ruling party is using history to divide the country.
July 14, 2017
Keith Ellison Just Beat Back a Right-Wing Assault on Religious Freedom
The congressman objected to a proposal that would have unjustly targeted Muslims.
April 21, 2017
An Arizona Legislator Gave an Invocation That Didn’t Mention God. You Won’t Believe What Happened Next.
According to Republicans, there are certain prayers you can’t make in the state House.
January 31, 2017
Trump’s Harvest of Shame
The goal of his Muslim ban is to stampede the public into accepting even more extreme measures in the name of self-defense.
January 30, 2017
Donald Trump’s #MuslimBan Is Indisputably Un-American
Thomas Paine called this country into being as “an asylum for mankind”—not a discriminatory state imposing religious tests on refugees.
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November 25, 2016
No Matter Who the President Is, Islam Is an American Faith Tradition
When they stoke fear of Muslims, Trump and his aides disparage a deeply rooted religious community that has nurtured, cherished, and built this country.
November 8, 2016
We Can Fight Back Against Trump’s Islamophobia
These cities show how strategic legislation can fight anti-Muslim hate.
September 2, 2016
The Burkini Ban Represents Everything That Is Wrong About France’s Approach to Minorities
The country’s militant secularism treats otherness as a temporary phase on the road to assimilation.
August 19, 2016
Krista Tippett: Speaking of Faith
In a new book, the host of NPR’s
tries to formulate a unified theory of secular spirituality.
May 20, 2016
When Religious Exemptions Are a Menace to Public Health
The Zika virus shows just how dangerous it is to let religious authority determine public policy.
Patricia J. Williams