By: Carl H. Esbeck & Stanley Carlson-Thies
Ours is a time of polarization, partisanship, and decline in religion’s influence in public life, with heated debates about government’s relationship with religion. And yet, receiving little attention but no less significant than the divisiveness, is the 20-year bipartisan cooperation over federal aid to religious organizations that serve the poor and needy.
Permanent Link: https://www.religiousfreedominstitute.org/cornerstone/2016/8/22/two-decades-of-bipartisan-cooperation-on-government-funding-and-religion-this-cant-possibly-be-about-the-us
By: Allen Hertzke
President Clinton enjoys a permanent place in the annals of religious freedom because his signature is affixed to the two pivotal federal laws that shape policies over the protection of domestic religious liberty and efforts to promote it internationally. Indeed, these two laws—the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA)—serve as bookends of his presidency and constitute a considerable legacy of the Clinton era.
Permanent Link: https://www.religiousfreedominstitute.org/cornerstone/2016/7/7/the-clinton-presidency-and-the-pivotal-era-for-religious-freedom