In this interview SHAHID MOBEEN, professor at the Pontifical Lateran University, recounts his experience in Pakistani schools and examples of discrimination against Christians
There are two essential aspects of religious freedom. The freedom to profess one's faith, in private and in public, and the freedom to participate in public life. By ROBERTO FONTOLAN
EDWARD PENTIN (Terrasanta News) comments on the 2012 International Religious Freedom Report, and on the warning the US government has given about the worsening situation in Egypt
CORNELIS HULSMAN, Director of the Arab-West Report, comments on the re-opening of a mosque in Thessaloniki, pointing out the need for reciprocity in treating closed churches in Turkey
America’s founding documents assume an implicitly religious anthropology—an idea of human nature, nature’s God, and natural rights—that many of our leaders no longer share. CHARLES CHAPUT
Paul Jacob Bhatti
Member of the Pakistani government PAUL BHATTI comments on the situation of Christians in Pakistan using case studies, and on his proposal for a global conference on religious freedom.
AUSTEN IVEREIGH discusses the state of religious freedom in the UK, including recent court decisions that could discriminate against Christians in the work place.
Professor Daniel Philpott shows how the decline of religious freedom can be dangerous both for the dignity of the individual person and the stability and peace of the country
AMARDEEP SINGH, Programs Director of the largest Sikh civil rights organization in the US, discusses the tragic shooting at Oak Creek and how it is another example of the hate Sikhs face.
MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS comments on the Chick-fil-A controversy, on boycotting a business and on the “biblically-based principles” that the president of the fast food chain claims to follow.
Father BERNARDO CERVELLERA describes the situation of the Catholic Church in Vietnam, where the government has a tight grip on everything, down to each pastoral visit.
The new orthodoxy of secularism fails to understand that the virtues generated by religious freedom underpin and encourage a healthy democracy. PHILIP TARTAGLIA comments.
If we are believers of God and the next life, we are citizens of two cities. ROBERT JOHN ARAUJO comments on this dual citizenship and what it means for politics.
RICHARD GARNETT discusses the Bishop’s statement on religious freedom, and whether or not it is, or can be perceived as, partisan, responding to reactions from the public.
MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS comments on a court decision against the Department of Health and Human Services because certain contracts violated the Establishment Clause on freedom of religion.