Essays

Religious Freedom and Violence: Competing Perspectives
November 3, 3014

Donald Trump's Self-Destructive Policies on Religion
February 26, 2106

Berkley Center Affiliates Explore Religion in Public Life in Boston
November 27, 2017

Politicians Love to Quote Reinhold Niebuhr. James Comey Actually Gets Him.
November 20, 2017

Will a Vatican Conference on Nuclear Arms Bring a Diplomatic Breakthrough?
November 17, 2017

Pope Francis Meets With Faculty, Students Attending Nuclear Disarmament Conference
November 15, 2017

Paul Elie in Conversation with Martin Scorsese: Exploring Silence, Religion, and Art
November 14, 2017

Berkley Center Remembers Scholar, Educator, and Friend Al Stepan
October 27, 2017

From the Front Lines: The Global Refugee Crisis
October 25, 2017

Pulitzer Center International Reporting Fellowship
October 25, 2017

Cromartie's Legacy on Faith and Politics
October 2, 2017

Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Joining Berkley Center’s Religious Freedom Research Project
September 28, 2017

How the State Department Has Sidelined Religion’s Role in Diplomacy
September 5, 2017

Intellectual History That Reads Like an Adventure Story
August 10, 2017

Remembering Peter Berger
July 26, 2017

Civilta Cattolica Misses Richness of Catholic-Evangelical Relations
July 20, 2017

Three Questions about the Future of Nuclear Weapons
July 17, 2017

In Its First-ever U.N. Vote, the Holy See Says ‘No’ to Nuclear Weapons
July 10, 2017

Great Minds Think Alike?: How Humans Process Religious Belief
June 16, 2017

Trump’s Diplomacy of Narcissism Only Makes Him Look Weak
June 4, 2017

Farr Receives 2017 International Award for Religious Liberty
June 2, 2017

Can God Save Donald Trump?
May 23, 2017

Can the Pope Save Trump?
May 21, 2017

Scorsese Gives Voice to the Challenges of Faith in "Silence"
April 13, 2017

Where We've Been – Where We're Going
April 11, 2017

A Few Theories About Why James Comey Might Call Himself "Reinhold Neibuhr" on Twitter
April 3, 2017

To Curb Political Violence in Its Name, Islam Needs to Be Independent of Political Power, Not Reformed Even Further
April 1, 2017

Award-winning Author Pankaj Mishra Describes “Age of Anger”
March 3, 2017

Trump Administration Should Use Key Diplomatic Tools for Religious Engagement
February 17, 2017

What Trump Can Do to Secure Religious Freedom
February 15, 2017

Islam as a Political Force: More Than Belief
February 10, 2017

Modern Slavery: Engaging Religious Actors
February 9, 2017

Steve Bannon vs. Pope Francis?
February 8, 2017

The Issues All Trump Foes Can Agree On
February 5, 2017

Berkley Center’s José Casanova to Study Globalization and Jesuits at Prestigious Kluge Center
January 31, 2017

A Quilt of Faith: Four Years of the American Pilgrimage Project
January 27, 2017

Religion and the Trump Administration
January 26, 2017

Christ and Culture
December 22, 2016

Happy Holidays, Donald Trump
December 21, 2016

Pope Francis Calls for a “Politics of Nonviolence” in Annual World Day of Peace Message
December 12, 2016

The Passion of Martin Scorsese
November 21, 2016

Who Is More Catholic Than Whom?
October 16, 2016

Only the Willfully Blind Are Shocked by Trump
October 8, 2016

A U.S. Election of Global Consequence
September 21, 2016

Only 14 Percent of US Catholics Have a Favorable Opinion of Muslims
September 19, 2016

This Election’s Faith-Based Candidate
September 11, 2016

Moral Equivalence and Donald Trump
September 10, 2016

When a Swimsuit Is a Security Threat
August 24, 2016

In Today’s Troubling Times, Where Are Our Faith Leaders?
August 24, 2016

Healing the Victims of ISIS Persecution
August 22, 2016

Reevaluating the Data on Muslim-Majority Countries
July 29, 2016

The Existential War between Islamic State and Secular France
July 27, 2016

Who is Fethullah Gulen?
July 25, 2016

Islamic Roots of the Middle East's Trust Deficit
July 25, 2016

Battleground Over Religious Freedom Shifts Southward, With Broad Implications
July 13, 2016

Bringing Bashar Assad to Justice
July 11, 2016

Elie Wiesel: Remembering Elisha
July 5, 2016

Why the U.S. Should Maintain a Close Partnership with Saudi Arabia
July 5, 2016

Time to Step Up Our Military Offensive Against ISIS
June 27, 2016

Trump Peddles Religious Ignorance
June 22, 2016

Democracy Blues: Reflections from Rome 2016
June 21, 2016

Is the GOP Losing Its Religion?
June 1, 2016

Netanyahu Government's Hard Right Shift Is 'a Red Light for All of Us'
May 30, 2016

To Stop the Genocide, Defeat ISIS
May 5, 2016

Muslim-Christian Peacemaking Has a History We Need to Revive
May 2, 2016

Postscript: Daniel Berrigan, 1921-2016
May 2, 2016

What Do Muslims Think? Same Old, Same Old... Time to Wake Up
May 1, 2016

Pope Francis' Acts of Accompaniment
April 18, 2016

Breakthrough for Palestine, Break with Israel
April 18, 2016

Religious Freedom Now, Everywhere? Proceed Slowly, from the Bottom
April 13, 2016

Religious Freedom Now, Everywhere? Not So Fast.
April 11, 2016

Faith’s Mysterious Ways in the 2016 Campaign
April 10, 2016

A Pastor to His People
April 8, 2016

Women in the Draft: A Worthy, if Complicated, Goal
April 8, 2016

NPR Fails to See 'the Other'
April 4, 2016

Student Profile: Kelly Thomas
March 31, 2016

The Brussels Attacks Brought Out the Worst in Cruz and Trump
March 23, 2016

Obama Lifts the Veil on the Establishment and Mideast Allies
March 21, 2016

The Catholic Movement Against Capital Punishment
March 18, 2016

Reluctant Monopolists: Religious Regulation, Politics, and Identity in Central Asia
March 18, 2016

In the 2016 Campaign, Democrats and Republicans Get Religious Freedom Wrong
March 10, 2016

On the Middle East, Trump Sounds Like a Statesman
March 7, 2016

Antonin Scalia and Religious Freedom
March 2, 2016

Liberty’s Rise and Fall
February 29, 2016

Christians Only? That's Un-American
February 25, 2016

Will There Be a Nuclear Arms Race in the Middle East?
February 22, 2016

International Community Must Defy Syrian Regime Amid Human Catastrophe
February 8, 2016

Trump vs. Cruz: Armageddon, Iowa-Style
January 27, 2016

Enlightened Despots, Then and Now: The Truth About an Islamic Enlightenment
January 26, 2016

Fruits of Diplomacy: Obama's Legacy in the Middle East
January 25, 2016

Breaking the Taboo on the Use of Nuclear Arms
January 20, 2016

What History Says about the Prospects for Islamic Democracy
January 20, 2016

Blasphemy in an Egyptian Village: The Case of Kafr Darwish
January 14, 2016

Nuremberg During the Reformation: A Model of Religious Tolerance
January 11, 2016

A Holiday Prayer Challenge for World Peace
January 6, 2016

Early American Modifications of Locke's Theory of Toleration
January 6, 2016

Saudi Arabia Executes a Sheikh and Exacerbates Religious Intolerance
January 4, 2016

The Secret History of One Hundred Years of Solitude
December 31, 2015

For 2016, Let’s Keep on Arguing
December 30, 2015

'Fear Not': The Christmas Gospel for America
December 30, 2015

If You Preach Religious Peace and Tolerance, Then Practice Them
December 23, 2015

A Catholic Model for Muslim Awakening: Look to the Second Vatican Council, Which Drew on Church Doctrine to Embrace Religious Freedom
December 22, 2015

The GOP Candidates’ Appalling Hypocrisy on Christianity, Refugees and War
December 16, 2015

The Latest Social Science is Wrong. Religion is Good for Families and Kids.
December 16, 2015

Obama's Choice
December 14, 2015

Reflections from the Field: From Godless Communists to Holy Russia and the Immoral West
December 10, 2015

The Slippery Slope to Trump’s Proposed Ban on Muslims
December 9, 2015

Countering the Islam vs. the West Paradigm
December 4, 2015

Liberalism in Action: A Response to “Illiberal Liberalism?”
December 3, 2015

From the Lone Wolf to the Management of Savagery: Amidst Violence Worldwide, It Is Time to Take Religion Seriously
December 2, 2015

Germany’s Political Crisis
December 2, 2015

Do Not Harden Your Hearts
November 30, 2015

The Discipline of Gratitude
November 25, 2015

A View from Berlin
November 23, 2015

World Support for EU Action on Israel's Products
November 17, 2015

Are Non-Religious Children Really More Altruistic?
November 17, 2015

Carnage in Paris Is a Reality Check for the 2016 Candidates
November 15, 2015

Co-resistance Through Civil Initiatives for Peace
November 2, 2015

Israeli Occupation Is All This Generation Has Known
October 20, 2015

Nobel Prize Is a Victory for Tunisian Democracy
October 15, 2015

Festival of Encounter: Pope Francis in America
October 2, 2015

Pope Francis at Ground Zero
September 25, 2015

The Pope In Washington: Where the Francis Effect Meets the Kennedy Effect
September 23, 2015

The Pope Dissolves Washington’s Cynicism
September 23, 2015

Anti-Muslim Demagoguery on the Campaign Trail
September 22, 2015

Can Pope Francis Really Get His Message Through in the U.S.?
September 22, 2015

Addressing the Worldwide Crisis of Religious Freedom
September 22, 2015

Pope Francis’s Actions Speak Louder than His Words
September 20, 2015

When Justice Meets Vanity in American Politics
September 16, 2015

A Pope and a President Visit America, While Religious Persecution Grows in China
September 16, 2015

How Pope Francis Became the People’s Pontiff
September 14, 2015

Americans and the Needs of Strangers
September 13, 2015

Land Grab in the Cremisan Valley
September 8, 2015

The Parliament of the World’s Religions: 1893 and 1993
September 3, 2015

Racism, Violence and the Politics of Resentment
September 2, 2015

Seven Ways Religious Freedom Contributes to Sustainable Development
August 31, 2015

The Obama Administration's Entangling Alliances in the Middle East
July 28, 2015

Are Muslim Countries Really Unreceptive to Religious Freedom?
July 27, 2015

Restated US Distinction between Israel and Its Settlements a Green Light for Boycotts, Divestment
July 15, 2015

Panel Comments: Legal, Political, and Religious Freedom Challenges and Opportunities to Religious Engagement
July 9, 2015

Panel Comments: On the Significance of Upholding Human Rights, Fostering Women's Roles, and Acknowledging Tensions Around LGBT Rights
July 9, 2015

Panel Comments: Religious Extremism and the Risks of Partnership
July 9, 2015

Liberated by Grace
July 5, 2015

How Long Will Israel Let Its Churches and Mosques Burn?
June 30, 2015

When Change Stops Waiting
June 28, 2015

The Controversial Sovereignty over the City of Jerusalem
June 22, 2015

How to Get Involved
June 22, 2015

Charleston and the Politics of Evasion
June 21, 2015

God’s Poor in God’s Creation
June 18, 2015

Lessons for the World
June 18, 2015

How Missionaries Have Quietly Transformed the World
June 18, 2015

The Pope, the Saint, and the Climate
June 17, 2015

Religious Liberty Benefits All Faiths in Latin America
June 4, 2015

The Paradox of Fundamentalism
June 3, 2015

The Samson Option Upheld
June 1, 2015

Brazil: A Lesson in the Peaceful Navigation of Religious Change
June 1, 2015

Ireland Voted, and Everyone Won
May 27, 2015

Religious Freedom in America: Constitutional Roots and Contemporary Challenges
May 27, 2015

The Varieties of Religious Repression in Nondemocratic Regimes
May 26, 2015

Fighting Terror with Religious Freedom Abroad
May 21, 2015

Putting Things in Context: Toward A More Robust Understanding of Religious Freedom
May 20, 2015

Connecting the Dots: Religion and Foreign Policy
May 19, 2015

Whither the Middle East?
May 19, 2015

Georgetown, Religious Freedom, and Human Dignity
May 18, 2015

A Miracle from Palestine's New Saints?
May 14, 2015

Something Is Stirring in the Religious World
May 13, 2015

The President and Poverty
May 13, 2015

A Middle Eastern House of Cards
May 4, 2015

Will the US Join a Religious War in the Gulf?
April 20, 2015

Are We At War With Islam?
April 14, 2015

A More Realistic Era in US-Israeli Relations
April 10, 2015

The Model for a Peaceful West Where a Muslim Can Be at Home
April 6, 2015

Religion's Fight for Criminal Justice
April 6, 2015

Don’t Wreck Religious Liberty’s Brand
April 2, 2015

The Pope Who is Unsettling the Church in Order to Set it Aright
March 27, 2015

New Space for Pressure on Likud
March 23, 2015

Israel's Arabs Unite Ahead of the March 17 Elections
March 9, 2015

Freedom to Proselytize Associated with Lower Religious Hostilities
March 6, 2015

Thomas Merton and the Eternal Search
March 5, 2015

Ranking Rights: Does Protecting the Right to Proselytize Violate Religious Freedom?
March 3, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu's Blunder Puts Cracks in the US-Israel Relationship
March 2, 2015

Nagging Tensions Around Development and Proselytizing
March 2, 2015

Whatever the Islamic State Is, It Has Misrepresented Islam
February 23, 2015

A Response to President Obama on Countering Violent Extremism
February 23, 2015

Promoting Religious Freedom from the Oval Office
February 19, 2015

The Clinton Presidency and the Pivotal Era for Religious Freedom
February 17, 2015

Removing Israeli Checkpoints in the West Bank Would End Humiliation, Increase Security
February 16, 2015

On Presidents' Day: How Have America's Commanders-in-Chief Promoted Religious Liberty Abroad?
February 12, 2015

Will Pilot's Fiery Death Prove a Turning Point?
February 10, 2015

Obama’s Christian Humility
February 8, 2015

Freedom of the Press and Global Jihad
February 4, 2015

Religious Freedom in the Home of Catholicism: A Uniquely Italian Dilemma
January 28, 2015

Catholics and Eretz Israel
January 26, 2015

Part One: Framing the West's Cultural War with Islam
January 22, 2015

As We See It
January 20, 2015

Visit of Rebecca Kukla and Mark Lance to the Moral Innovation Seminar
January 15, 2015

'Je suis Ahmed' Brings to the Forefront a Life Worthy of Emulation
January 12, 2015

Henry Richardson’s Presentation to the Moral Innovation Seminar
January 8, 2015

How Religion Divides Ukraine and Russia
January 5, 2015

A Demographic Time Bomb in the Middle East
January 5, 2015

Questioning Our Questions
December 31, 2014

The Coming Palestinian State
December 29, 2014

Palestinian Poetry Reflects a Painful Longing for Home
December 22, 2014

A Meditation on Hanukkah and Religious Freedom
December 22, 2014

Economic and Political Effects of European Restrictions on Muslim Religious Freedom
December 17, 2014

Relentless Land Grabs in the Occupied West Bank
December 15, 2014

Why Not a Jewish State?
December 8, 2014

Neoracism in Europe and Its Effect on Muslims in the Public Sphere
December 2, 2014

Home Demolition as Vengeance
December 1, 2014

The Slippery Slope to a Religious War
November 24, 2014

Rioting in Cana Underlies Ethnic, Religious Tensions in Holy Land
November 17, 2014

The Saperstein Effect: It Depends on Kerry
November 13, 2014

Strangers in the Night
November 3, 2014

Education and the Future of Religious Freedom in Ecuador
October 29, 2014

The Impossibility of Governments Alone Institutionalizing Religious Harmony in Society
October 27, 2014

How Palestine Plans to Overcome Israel and the US
October 27, 2014

Part 2A: Small Religious Sects are Weird!
October 23, 2014

Part 1B: Religion, Monitoring, and Negative Externalities
October 22, 2014

The Islamic State Challenge
October 20, 2014

Part 1A: Religion, Monitoring, and Negative Externalities
October 20, 2014

Terry Pinkard’s Presentation to the Moral Innovation Seminar
October 16, 2014

Faith and Family, Better Together? Religion and Family Around the Globe
October 16, 2014

Religious Freedom and Restriction in China
October 14, 2014

What Can the Church Do for the Middle East?
October 13, 2014

Kyla Ebels-Duggan’s Visit to the Moral Innovation Seminar
October 9, 2014

Netanyahu Rips the Mask off Israel's Deception
October 6, 2014

Barbara Herman’s Visit to the Moral Innovation Seminar
October 2, 2014

Freedom of Religion in China: A Historical Perspective
October 1, 2014

Ways to Advance the Palestinian Cause in America
September 29, 2014

If Policy Makers Cared About Data, They'd Care About Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB)
September 29, 2014

Blase Cupich is Pope Francis’s American Messenger
September 24, 2014

The US Can't Lead from Behind When It Comes to the Middle East
September 22, 2014

José Casanova’s Presentation to the Moral Innovation Seminar
September 18, 2014

Lessons from the Levant
September 16, 2014

Ongoing Turmoil in the Middle East Has Become a New Thirty Years' War
September 9, 2014

Adam Rothman’s Visit to the Moral Innovation Seminar
September 4, 2014

UN Commission, Created to Address Violations in Israel-Hamas Conflict, Is Imperfect but Necessary
September 2, 2014

Why Christians Deserve Attention
September 2, 2014

Integration of Muslims Beyond Socioeconomic Opportunity
August 28, 2014

Robert Pippin’s Visit to the Moral Innovation Seminar
August 28, 2014

Hope among the Ashes for Peace in the Middle East?
August 26, 2014

How to Think about Humanitarian Intervention
August 22, 2014

African Governments Must Raise Awareness for Religious Freedom
August 19, 2014

Exile and Conversion
August 19, 2014

Terrorism and Resistance: The Hamas Campaign Against Israel
August 18, 2014

Fantasies of Biblical Retribution
August 15, 2014

Religious Freedom in U.S. Foreign Policy: Getting It Right, Now
August 5, 2014

Religious Liberty, Violence, and Tolerance: Lessons for Africa from the Americas
August 5, 2014

Can We Protect Religious Freedom Abroad?
July 30, 2014

The Calvary of the Middle East Church
July 24, 2014

Prayer in Schools and the Problem of Coercion
July 21, 2014

The Economic Cost of Demolishing Houses of Worship
July 17, 2014

Let's Work to Reconnect Religious Liberty to the Grand Liberal Tradition
July 11, 2014

Supreme Court Reveals Its Class Bias
July 2, 2014

The Hobby Lobby Decision: A Victory for Religious Freedom and for American Women
June 30, 2014

The Gospel of the Family
June 27, 2014

Fes Forum 2014 Summary of Forum Discussions
June 24, 2014

Religious Freedom Between Democracy and Dictatorship
June 23, 2014

Iraq Is More Like N. Ireland than Lebanon, Reconciliation Is Possible
June 19, 2014

Reformations, Enlightenments, and the Middle East: A Response to Thomas Friedman
June 19, 2014

Fes Forum 2014, Day Five: The Canticle of the Birds
June 18, 2014

Fes Forum 2014, Day Four: What Would Mandela Counsel Today to Achieve Peace in the Middle East?
June 17, 2014

Fes Forum 2014, Day Three: Managing and Savoring Diversity in Morocco - an Ideal, a Challenge, a Model
June 16, 2014

The Mutual Anathemas of Violent Jihadism and Religious Freedom
June 16, 2014

Fes Forum 2014, Day Two: Culture and Identity: Social Harmony in Plural, Multicultural Societies - What have we learned?
June 15, 2014

Fes Forum 2014, Day One: Mandela’s Spiritual Legacies: Lessons for our Era
June 14, 2014

Why the Muslim Brotherhood Will Not Die
May 29, 2014

Pope Francis and Justice for Children in Palestine
May 25, 2014

Taking Up the Welcome Mat
May 19, 2014

The Necessity of Faith and Reason on a College Campus
May 13, 2014

Building a Culture of Religious Freedom
May 13, 2014

Religion and Speech: A View from Healy Lawn
May 13, 2014

In God's Name: Why Should Religious Freedom Affect Economic Prosperity?
May 9, 2014

The Supreme Court Fails the Empathy Test for Minority Faiths
May 7, 2014

The Ah-ha Moment - The Connection of Religious Freedom and Business
May 7, 2014

A Fundamental Fight
May 1, 2014

Religious Freedom Promotes Economic Development
April 28, 2014

How Religious Freedom Helps the Poor
April 28, 2014

Religion: A Friend to Democracy
April 21, 2014

Why Strict Religion-State Separation is Neither Real Nor Ideal
April 21, 2014

The Pope in the Attic: Benedict in the Time of Francis
April 16, 2014

AmeriCorps Is a Program Conservatives Should Love
April 13, 2014

Vision of Peace
April 2, 2014

The Pope’s Message to the President
March 26, 2014

Pope Francis’s First Year Underlines His Commitment to the Needy
March 12, 2014

About the Blog
March 5, 2014

Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill Hurts Religious People
February 26, 2014

Duck Dynasty, Meet Pope Francis
December 22, 2013

Five Myths About Global Christian Persecution
December 10, 2013

European Conundrum: Integration of Muslims or Securitisation of Islam?
December 2, 2013

The Heart of Pope Francis’s Mission
December 1, 2013

On Thanksgiving, Understanding What Gratitude Requires
November 27, 2013

Welcoming the Other Through Human Development that Respects the Earth
November 21, 2013

Why the West Fears Islam
November 11, 2013

Obamacare’s Strange Bedfellows
September 22, 2013

In Interview, Pope Francis Sets a New Direction for the Church
September 19, 2013

What to Remember in Syria from Iraq’s Sectarian War
September 11, 2013

The US State Department's Embrace of Religion Makes A Lot of Sense
August 22, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream Still Echoes
August 21, 2013

A Tribute to Jean Bethke Elshtain
August 19, 2013

Human Persons and Human Dignity: Implications for Dialogue and Action
August 19, 2013

The Backlash After the Demise: The Brothers and the Copts
August 12, 2013

Religion Challenges Left and Right
August 4, 2013

Egypt Post Morsi: Why There Is No Reason to Hope for a Real Democratic Transition
July 26, 2013

Can Islam Embrace Religious Freedom? Can Religious Freedom Undermine Islamist Terrorism? Is the U.S. State Department Witless?
July 17, 2013

The Middle East's 4 Strategic Contests
July 16, 2013

American Conservatives, Islam, and Religious Realism in U.S. Foreign Policy
July 9, 2013

The Blasphemy of Rimsha Masih, and American National Security
July 8, 2013

Was the American Revolution a Just War?
July 4, 2013

The Role of Religion in Post-Conflict Syria
July 2, 2013

Threats to Religious Freedom in Europe
June 28, 2013

Goodbye to Father Greeley, a Loving Pugilist
June 2, 2013

France's Peculiar Same-Sex Marriage Debate
May 28, 2013

Oklahoma Needs Help, Not Ideology, After Tornado
May 22, 2013

Evidence Does Not Support Fears of Islam in the West
May 21, 2013

Raising the Political Heat on Opposition to Gun Control
May 12, 2013

Mark Sanford’s Appalachian Spring
May 8, 2013

Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: The Terrorists Next Door?
April 29, 2013

The Culture of Preconception
April 24, 2013

Religion and Global Institutions
April 10, 2013

What We Can Learn from Margaret Thatcher and David Kuo
April 10, 2013

Globalization and the Growing Church
April 9, 2013

Pope Francis and Religious Freedom
April 5, 2013

Hope’s Opening Day
March 31, 2013

Rome and Constantinople, A Tale of Two Cities: The Papacy in Freedom, the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Captivity
March 22, 2013

Obama Hopes Israel Trip Amounts to a Fresh Start
March 20, 2013

Is Religious Sectarianism Iraq’s Fatal Flaw?
March 19, 2013

Obama's Wise Choice for the White House's Faith Office
March 18, 2013

Francis, a Pope of the Poor
March 13, 2013

In Church and Country, a Crisis of Government
March 3, 2013

Kerry Not a Clinton on US Foreign Policy
March 2, 2013

Give Up Your Pew for Lent
February 28, 2013

The Best Choice for Pope? A Nun
February 15, 2013

Pope Benedict's Legacy Is One of Paradox
February 11, 2013

Religious Persecution in the Mideast
February 7, 2013

John Kerry’s Questionable Record on Religious Liberty
February 4, 2013

From Obama, An Olive Branch to the Catholic Church on Contraception Coverage
February 1, 2013

Are Muslim Democracies a New Kind of Political System?
January 27, 2013

Tom Banchoff Addresses American Civil Religion in a Multipolar World
January 24, 2013

Canary in the Coal Mine: Mounting Religious Restrictions in Europe
January 23, 2013

Some Christmas Inspirations
December 24, 2012

Has Fiction Lost Its Faith?
December 19, 2012

Why Christians Cannot Just “Lighten Up” Over the HHS Mandate
December 17, 2012

Reflections on Christianity and Freedom
December 17, 2012

Christianity and Freedom
December 17, 2012

Hiding the Church's Treasure
November 25, 2012

The New Greatest Generation
November 21, 2012

Anti-Muhammad Movie Protests and Arab Spring Uprisings: Comparing Apples to Oranges
November 7, 2012

Catholics Respond to Election Results: Thomas Farr
November 7, 2012

For the Dream Act and Gay Marriage in Maryland
November 5, 2012

Nhat Vuong Interviews Katherine Marshall on Social Networking and Development
November 3, 2012

Liberals Should be Wary of Assisted Suicide
November 1, 2012

Book Events for "Reinventing Bach" by Paul Elie
October 10, 2012

Articles and Reviews for Reinventing Bach by Paul Elie
October 10, 2012

The Campaign's Moral Hole
October 7, 2012

The NFL Owners Got Flagged
September 26, 2012

Clinton Declares Religious Freedom a National Interest
September 13, 2012

The New Politics of Nostalgia
September 12, 2012

Obama's Hope and Change 2.0
September 7, 2012

Religious Freedom, in Murfreesboro and Mecca
August 25, 2012

Is Religious Freedom Necessary for Other Freedoms to Flourish?
August 7, 2012

Saudi Women Going to Games is a Sham
August 1, 2012

The State Department and International Religious Freedom
July 31, 2012

Syria's Alawi Population
July 15, 2012

Georgetown Recognized at President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge Event
July 13, 2012

The Founders' True Spirit
July 4, 2012

Rivals on the Court, Teammates in the Fight Against Hunger: Georgetown vs. Syracuse Can Drive
February 1, 2012

Our Challenge Focus: Improving Educational Opportunity in Washington, DC
October 19, 2011

Challenge Video/Essay Contest Fall 2011
October 5, 2011

Our Challenge Focus: Reducing Poverty in Washington, DC
October 4, 2011

Plan Your Challenge Activity: Toolkits and Educational Resources
September 22, 2011

Mapping Interfaith Dialogue Work: On Campus and Around the World
September 22, 2011

Mona Siddiqui: On Religious Freedom and Religious Extremism
September 9, 2011

Monica Duffy Toft: The ‘Globalized’ Roots of Religious Politics: Extremism from Below, not Abroad
September 9, 2011

Roger Trigg: On Religious Freedom and Religious Extremism
September 9, 2011

William Inboden: Religious Freedom and the Anniversary of 9/11
September 9, 2011

Jean Bethke Elshtain: On Religious Freedom and Religious Extremism
September 9, 2011

Conflict to Peace: Innovative Approaches to Peacebuilding
August 17, 2011

Daniel Philpott on Islam: A Friend or Foe of Democracy in the New Egypt?
June 3, 2011

Monica Duffy Toft on Three Models of Religious Freedom for the New Egypt
June 3, 2011

William Inboden on U.S. Religious Freedom Policy in the New Egypt
June 3, 2011

Roger Trigg on Religious Freedom in Egypt
June 3, 2011

Timothy Samuel Shah on a Fully Free Egypt
June 3, 2011

Buddhism
March 26, 2010

Governance and Faith
January 12, 2009

Malaria and Faith
November 21, 2008

Event Summary: Promoting Education for All in Latin America
September 30, 2008

Diplomacy in an Age of Faith: Religious Freedom and National Security
March 1, 2008

Huppah: A Jewish Wedding Tradition
January 1, 2008

A Lifelong Religious Commitment: Hindu-Christian Wedding Ceremonies
January 1, 2008

Bringing Religion into Advocacy
January 1, 2007

Insider/Outsider Advocacy Strategies
January 1, 2007

Oxfam America: A Secular Perspective from Elizabeth Carty
December 1, 2006

Baha’i International Community: A Religious Perspective from Peter Adriance
December 1, 2006

Behind the Scenes at the Vatican
January 1, 2006

A Church in Search Of Followers
June 23, 2003

A Papal Best Seller -- and One That Wasn't
November 4, 1994

Innocence of Muslims Controversy

Buddhism on Defamation of Religion

Christianity on Defamation of Religion

Hinduism on Defamation of Religion

Islam on Defamation of Religion

Judaism on Defamation of Religion

National Laws on Blasphemy: Afghanistan

National Laws on Blasphemy: Brazil

National Laws on Blasphemy: Canada

National Laws on Blasphemy: Germany

National Laws on Blasphemy: India

National Laws on Blasphemy: Indonesia

National Laws on Blasphemy: Iran

National Laws on Blasphemy: Jordan

National Laws on Blasphemy: Malaysia

National Laws on Blasphemy: Nigeria

National Laws on Blasphemy: Pakistan

National Laws on Blasphemy: Poland

National Laws on Blasphemy: Saudi Arabia

National Laws on Blasphemy: Spain

National Laws on Blasphemy: Sudan

Religion in the Argentine Constitution

Religion in the Chinese Constitution

Papal Conclave

Religion in the Canadian Constitution

Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoons Controversy

Sufism

Demographics of Buddhism

Iraq: Early Mesopotamian and Islamic Civilizations

Hinduism on Health and Illness

Islam on Health and Illness

Buddhism on Health and Illness

Buddhism on the Religious Other

Buddhism on Justice and Injustice

Buddhism on Peace and Violence

Buddhism on Wealth and Poverty

Christianity on Health and Illness

Christianity on the Religious Other

Christianity on Justice and Injustice

Christianity on Peace and Violence

Christianity on Wealth and Poverty

Hinduism on Peace and Violence

Hinduism on Wealth and Poverty

Hinduism on Justice and Injustice

Hinduism on the Religious Other

Islam on Peace and Violence

Islam on Wealth and Poverty

Islam on Justice and Injustice

Islam on the Religious Other

Judaism on Peace and Violence

Judaism on Wealth and Poverty

Judaism on Health and Illness

Judaism on Justice and Injustice

Judaism on the Religious Other

Religious Traditions: Justice and Injustice

Jewish Scripture

Jewish Beliefs

Jewish Practices

Buddhist Scriptures

Buddhist Beliefs

Buddhist Practices

Christianity

Demographics of Christianity

Christian Scripture

Christian Beliefs

Christian Practices

Hinduism

Demographics of Hinduism

Hindu Scriptures

Hindu Beliefs

Hindu Practices

Islam

Demographics of Islam

Islamic Scripture

Islamic Beliefs

Islamic Practices

Judaism

Demographics of Judaism

Normative Orders Collaborative Workshops

The Satanic Verses Controversy

Eastern Orthodox Church

Ecumenism

New Testament

Old Testament

Pope

Protestantism

Roman Catholic Church

Sacrament

Abraham

Conservative Judaism

David

Diaspora

Halakha

Holocaust

Israel

Midrash

Moses

Orthodox Judaism

Reform Judaism

Shema

Synagogue

Talmud

Tanakh

Torah

Mahayana

Theravada

Siddhartha Gautama

Three Jewels

Pali Canon

Chinese Canon

Tibetan Canon

Ahimsa

Atman

Avatar

Bhagavad Gita

Brahman

Dharma (Hinduism)

Karma (Hinduism)

Mahabharata

Moksha

Puja

Samsara (Hinduism)

Upanishads

Vedas

Caliph

Hajj

Jihad

Kaaba

Mecca

Medina

Muhammad

Prophet

Qur'an

Salat

Shahada

Sharia

Shi'a

Sunnah

Sunni

Tawhid

Zakat

Roman Catholicism

Demographics of Roman Catholicism

Roman Catholic Scripture

Roman Catholic Beliefs

Roman Catholic Practices

How to Write a Non-Profit Press Release

What People are Saying about the Religious Freedom Project

Question 1: Defining and Protecting Conscience

Question 2: James Madison’s Intentions

Question 3: Non-Religious Moral Claims

Question 4: Religion’s Special Consideration

Question 5: Assessing Sincerity

Question 6: Ameliorating the Expansion of Civil Marriage

Question 7: Undermining Equality

Question 8: Convenience and Hardship

Question 9: Competing Conscience Claims

Same-Sex Marriage Debate (Question 10)

Twelfth Question: State-Regulated Employees vs. Government Employees

Trajectory and Effects of Recent Legislation (Question 11)

Project Rebirth Film and Georgetown University

Collaboration between Project Rebirth and the Berkley Center

El Salvador: Contemporary Affairs

Religious Freedom and Christianity: An Overview

Christianity and Religious Freedom in the Ancient Period (until 475 CE)

Christianity and Religious Freedom in the Medieval Period (476 – 1453 CE)

Christianity and Religious Freedom in the Early Modern Period (1454 – 1750)

Christianity and Religious Freedom in the Modern Period (1751 – 2011)

Czech Republic: Contemporary Affairs

Luxembourg: Contemporary Affairs

Resources and Background on Contraception and Conscience

Millennial Values Campus Events

Judaism and Religious Freedom The Biblical Period (until 70 CE)

Judaism and Religious Freedom in the Rabbinic Period (70 CE – 1000 CE)

Judaism and Religious Freedom in the Medieval-Early Modern Period (1000 - 1782)

Judaism and Religious Freedom in the Modern Period (1782 - 2012)

Religious Freedom and Judaism: An Overview

Moral Innovation Seminar Schedule

Working at the Berkley Center

Alumni and Professional Network

Staff Contact and Faculty Advisor

About the Certificate

Education and Social Justice Projects by Year

Resources for Research and Writing

Sources for Teaching Diversity

Thematic Sources for Incorporating Diversity into the Classroom

Update from Sundance Film Festival 2011

Fear is Making the GOP’s Job Easier

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