About the Blog

March 5, 2014

Cornerstone is the blog of the Religious Freedom Project (RFP) at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. The Cornerstone blog is the only online forum devoted exclusively to scholarly debate about the meaning and reach of religious liberty.
The subject of religious liberty is very important and very controversial. That means, of course, that some of the voices raised in the electronic and print media, in policy circles, and even in the academy, are angry and shrill. You won’t find those voices, or at least that mode of expressing their views, in Cornerstone. Our intent is to create space for what the great Jesuit theologian John Courtney Murray called “creeds intelligibly in conflict” under a canopy of civil discourse. In Cornerstone’s short essays on religious freedom you will find vigor and passion, but you will also find civility, reason, and respect.