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The American Charter of Freedom of Religion and Conscience is the result of a multi-year collaboration of leaders and scholars across the broad spectrum of American religious and political life. Their aim is to restore civility to public discourse on religion and freedom of religion and conscience in America; explore the meaning and value of freedom of religion and conscience as a foundation of American democracy and national and global prosperity; and build a multi-faith, non-partisan coalition working to affirm freedom of religion and conscience as a vital safeguard for peoples of all faiths and none.
President of the Religious Freedom Institute, Thomas Farr, testifies before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China hearing: The Communist Party’s Crackdown on Religion in China
Join us for this day-long exploration of the IRFA and the policy it generated. You will hear from supporters and critics, practitioners and scholars, victims and representatives of foreign governments.
The Russian government is increasingly seeking to use the Russian Orthodox Church to expand its influence in Ukraine, but the Kremlin is now meeting heightened resistance from many Ukrainian religious communities and particularly from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate. The crisis now threatens to split the Ukrainian Church from its historic ties with Moscow, potentially adding a dangerous religious dimension to the simmering war between Russia and Ukraine.
Most Muslims today live in political systems that operate on a nation state model. By contrast, classical Islamic jurisprudence developed in the context of empire and a robust and relatively independent scholarly class. Is there something about the nation state that makes “Islamization” unworkable? In what contexts might "Islamization" be most successful? Is there a role for classical Islamic law in Pakistan, and, more generally, for Muslims living within the framework of modernity?