religious liberty

The Forgotten Protection for Individual Liberty

CRCD Executive Director Trey Dimsdale hopes that a focus on religious liberty protections in the states can “play a significant role in rekindling popular and political interest in federalism and republicanism for the sake of advancing and securing the liberty to which all Americans are entitled.”

America’s Culture of Religious Freedom with Mark David Hall

Prof. Mark David Hall, JWI Affiliated Scholar and Professor at George Fox University, joins host Garrett Snedeker for a discussion of Mark’s new book Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land: How Christianity Has Advanced Freedom and Equality for All Americans. The two discuss the vital place of religious liberty in American culture, both historically and

In Search of Original Meaning – the Religion Clauses: Part I

Anchoring Truths Assistant Editor Ted Hirt reviews Philip Muñoz’s book, “Religious Liberty and the American Founding, Natural Rights and the Original Meanings of the First Amendment.” This first of two pieces analyzes the work the Muñoz has done to outline the foundations of our Religious Liberty. 

The Classical and Christian Origins of American Politics

JWI, with our co-sponsors, the Center for Religion Culture and Democracy at First Liberty Institute, and the Civitas Institute, present this webinar. The webinar featured Justin Dyer and Kody Cooper discussing their upcoming book on the natural law influences of the American Founding. We were also joined by Jordan Ballor, in addition to a surprise

Justice Alito’s Warning on Religious Liberty

We know that the free speech clause of the First Amendment protects us from government censorship. But suppose someone raises the question, “What’s the point of freedom of speech?” To provide an answer, you cannot simply appeal to the Constitution, since the questioner is asking you to justify what is in the Constitution. You must enter the realm of philosophical argument

Breaking the Sotomayor Mold

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Kody Cooper argues that a new Supreme Court justice in the style of Sotomayor would fail to pass the “test of truth” when it comes to abortion, religious liberty, and takings. If the Senate Judiciary Committee cares about truth, it should therefore disavow the Sotomayor mold.

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