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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
09-16-2011What We Now Know (Again) Ten Years after September 11John D. Carlsonreligion and public life
07-08-2011In Political Campaigns, Faith MattersMichelle Crotwell Kirtleyreligion and public life
08-22-2005Will John Roberts Judge Faithfully?Stephen V. MonsmaReligion/Secularization
12-29-2003Religion and Politics Beyond the Party LinesJames SkillenReligion/Secularization
02-26-2010Religion in the ClassroomRuth MelkonianReligion/Secularization
05-29-2006A Tale of Two TextbooksStephen LazarusReligion/Secularization
05-20-2011Are Christian School Graduates World-Changers?Ray Penningsreligious education
07-06-2015Reasons to Hope #Lovewins for Religious Organizations and Individuals As WellChelsea Langstonreligious freedom
09-20-2013Politics and ProseByron Borgerreligious freedom
05-25-2012Religious Freedom and the Social Usefulness of Chinese ChristianityKevin R. den Dulkreligious freedom
03-21-2016Why Christians Should Care About Religious Freedom for MuslimsChelsea Langstonreligious freedom
04-04-2016Religious Freedom: One Notion Under God, IndivisiblePaul S. Rowereligious freedom
05-18-2012Pity the School: Vanderbilt and the Cultivation of the Indifferent PluralistBryan T. McGrawreligious freedom
05-11-2012Church and State...and City and NeighborhoodJoanna Stephensreligious freedom
04-20-2012Is Tolerance a Virtue?David T. Koyzisreligious freedom
09-19-2016Religious Freedom: An Invitation to Wash Some Feet This Election Season Chelsea Langston Bombinoreligious freedom
03-02-2012Politics & ProseByron Borgerreligious freedom
02-24-2012In Praise of DiversityStephen V. Monsmareligious freedom
02-17-2012Clarifying the Basics of Religious FreedomMichael J. Gersonreligious freedom
02-03-2012Political Speech and Action: The Religion and Society Debate James W. Skillenreligious freedom
01-20-2012A Big Victory for Religious Freedom—But How Wide?Stanley Carlson-Thiesreligious freedom
07-21-2014Principled PersonhoodChelsea Langstonreligious freedom
01-06-2012American Exceptionalism and Religious FreedomDennis Hooverreligious freedom
01-06-2012Freedom of Religion, Freedom of ConscienceJames W. Skillenreligious freedom
03-29-2013Of Dreams and Renaissance: China’s New GovernmentJames Chenreligious freedom
03-15-2013Politics & ProseByron Borgerreligious freedom
06-16-2014Engaging the Domestic Church over Religious PersecutionKevin R. den Dulkreligious freedom
07-17-2000One Step Forward...AUTHORreligious freedom
04-24-2000Let Baptists be BaptistsStephen Lazarusreligious freedom
11-18-2011An Attack on Faith-Based Service ProvidersMichael J. Gersonreligious freedom
03-27-2000Catholic House Chaplain: What's the Problem?James Skillenreligious freedom
05-02-2014A Eulogy for the Quebec Charter of ValuesRobert J. Joustrareligious freedom
01-18-2013Religious Freedom in the Next Phase of Health Care ReformClarke E. Cochranreligious freedom
09-30-2011When Religious Freedom and Gay Rights ClashStephen V. Monsmareligious freedom
09-02-2011Why Freedom of Religion?Stanley Carlson-Thiesreligious freedom
08-19-2011Which Religious Employers' Rights Will Be Respected?Stanley Carlson-Thiesreligious freedom
12-06-2013Religious Freedom vs. Civil RightsStanley Carlson-Thiesreligious freedom
03-28-2014More Light, Less Heat Needed on State Religious Freedom BillsStanley Carlson-ThiesReligious freedom bills
10-17-2005Religious Staffing-2, Opponents-0James SkillenReligious Liberty
09-19-2005First Amendment AmnesiaStephen LazarusReligious Liberty
11-17-2003Regress, not Progress, in GeorgiaStephen LazarusReligious Liberty
02-22-2013Deciphering the Administration’s New Proposed Rules on the Contraceptive MandateStanley Carlson-ThiesReligious Liberty
06-05-2009Obama, Cairo, and Religious FreedomDennis R. HooverReligious Liberty
09-12-2008Is the Common Good Rainbow-Striped?Stanley Carlson-ThiesReligious Liberty
08-03-1998Religious Liberty and the Zealot StateStephen LazarusReligious Liberty
05-09-2008School Prayer—AgainStephen MonsmaReligious Liberty
06-09-1998School Prayer Isn't the SolutionJames SkillenReligious Liberty
12-21-2007Advancing Religious Freedom Against the TideStanley Carlson-ThiesReligious Liberty
09-14-2007The Proselytism "Problem"Dennis R. HooverReligious Liberty
06-22-2007Good Cops, Bad Cops and Religious FreedomDennis R. HooverReligious Liberty
06-08-2007Stop Trying to Fence in Our FaithStanley Carlson-ThiesReligious Liberty
07-07-1997Time to Amend the ConstitutionJames SkillenReligious Liberty
03-31-1997Equality or Establishment?James SkillenReligious Liberty
09-29-2006Religious Freedom and the Ninth AmendmentAUTHORReligious Liberty
06-26-2006Interfaith or Multi-faith?Stanley Carlson-ThiesReligious Liberty
10-18-2013Christians in the Middle East: More than Leaseholders?Paul Rowereligious persecution
10-28-2011Turkey, the Arab Spring, and Islamic DemocracyMichelle Crotwell Kirtleyreligious pluralism
06-23-2014Harnessing the Potential of Religion and Reform in ChinaJean Wu and Sarah Brownreligious reform
11-01-2013Why Religious Liberty is More than CoexistingJeremy Taylorreligious strife
12-15-2014Civil Discourse and Principled Pluralism on University CampusesChelsea Langstonreligious student organizations
12-20-2013Christianity’s “War on Christmas”Matthew Kaemingkreligious tolerance
10-20-2014ISIL and the International SystemPaul S. Rowereligious war
12-01-2014Governing After the Midterms: Intransigence or Productivity?Timothy SherrattRepublican party
12-07-2012A More Inclusive Republican VisionMichael J. GersonRepublican party
01-13-2012May New Delegate Rules Shape the Soul of the G.O.P.?Timothy SherrattRepublican primary
02-15-2013From NIH to Nada? The Fiscal Cliff and Federal Research FundingHilary Sherratt research funding
01-20-2012Alternative Political ConversationHarold
01-25-2016Beyond Punishment for the Crime: Collateral Consequences of a ConvictionHeather Garretsonrestorative justice
08-24-2012Moving Juvenile Justice Towards Restorative JusticeRachel Livingstonrestorative justice
03-18-2011Seeing the World Through the Lens of HopeMichelle Kirtleyresurrection
03-29-2013The Meaning of the ResurrectionMichael J. Gersonresurrection
02-10-2012Another Kind of RhetoricHannah VanderHartrhetoric
01-19-2015“The Hobbit Party” and “Called to the Life of the Mind”Byron BorgerRichard Mouw
01-06-2012Rick Santorum’s Anti-Individualistic Brand of ConservatismMichael J. GersonRick Santorum
08-31-2012Elections for SaleRoy Clouserrights
05-16-2014Politics and ProseByron BorgerRobert Ames
02-11-2011Frost, Kennedy, and the Frontier MythAlex YoungRobert Frost
01-14-2011Poetry and PowerAaron BelzRobert Frost
04-27-2015Championing Our KidsMichael J. GersonRobert Putnam
07-05-2013Federalism and PluralismMichael J. GersonRoe v. Wade
01-25-2013Roe Plus Forty: Where Now?David T. KoyzisRoe v. Wade
01-25-2013Capitalism, Ideology and the Abortion Debate (after 40 years) By Ryan McIlhennyRoe v. Wade
12-16-2011Government and the Responsible SocietyJames W. Skillenrole of government
03-15-2013Conservative Soul-Searching: The Time is NowPaul Brinkrole of government
11-04-2011Government and RepresentationJames W. Skillenrole of government
10-19-2012Religion, Abortion and the Role of GovernmentTimothy Sherrattrole of government
09-21-2012Wrapping Opportunity in the FlagTimothy Sherrattrole of government
10-05-2012Election Guide 2012: Immigration ReformRuth Melkonian-Hoover and Jessica AllenRomney
08-16-2013Politics & ProseByron BorgerRon Sider
03-30-2012Politics and ProseByron BorgerRon Sider
02-17-2012Those were the Days…or were they?Vincent BacoteRonald Reagan
03-09-2012Developing Rule of Law in ChinaKevin R. den Dulk rule of law
09-08-2014The Virtue of Acting SlowlyBradford LittlejohnRussell Kirk
04-04-2014Simply Because It’s the Right Thing to DoTimothy SherrattRussell Moore
04-25-2014The Continuing SagaSteven E. MeyerRussia
01-12-2015Faith-Based Organizations Responding to EbolaAnne Petersonsafe burial practices
10-12-2012Evangelical-Islamist Encounters, Part II: Dialogue with Islamists and Salafis Chris SeipleSalafis
05-11-2012The Future of the Marriage DebateMichael Gersonsame-sex marriage
03-02-2012Same-sex Marriage & Religious FreedomChelsea Langstonsame-sex marriage
08-24-2012Same-Sex Marriage and the Political TaskPaul Brinksame-sex marriage