April 18, 2012
Religious Freedom, Not as Cool as Before
Mikhail Bell, Institute on Religion and Democracy
Speakers at Regent University’s March 2012 symposium on "Media and The Law: Seeking Justice for the Least of These" worried that domestic and global religious freedom is no longer a major emphasis in American culture.
The March 29-31 Center for Global Justice event featured panels addressing human trafficking, protection of children, and religious freedom. In the wake of recent politicking over the Obamacare contraception/abortifacient mandate, the religious freedom panel was especially relevant. Thomas Messner of the Heritage Foundation and Ann Buwalda of the Jubilee Campaign articulated their concerns about the rights of conscience and worship.
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