freedom

On Roger Williams, freedom of conscience and its (sometimes well-intentioned) enemies

I don’t like being told what to do, think or say. You got a problem with that? I know that sounds excessively pugnacious and not very Christian, considering the ugly divisions and hatreds roiling Amer...

Juneteenth and the promise of freedom

June 19, 1865, is the day when the last enslaved persons in Galveston, Texas, received news that they had been emancipated. Juneteenth, as this day has been called, commemorates in the hearts and mind...

How an upcoming Supreme Court decision on ‘religious freedom’ could undermine religious freedom

Baptists care deeply about religious freedom, so we should care when this cherished freedom is misused and undermined. That’s why we should all pay close attention to the United States Supreme Court’s...

US hits China and others for repressing religious freedom

The Biden administration on Wednesday took aim at China and a number of other countries for repressing religious freedom as it forges ahead with its aim of restoring human rights as a primary focus of...

Bishop Richard Allen: Apostle of Freedom

Produced by Dr. Mark Tyler, this documentary looks at the life of Bishop Richard Allen featuring voices from his family, the AME Church, academics and the Philadelphia community.

Does landmark religious freedom legislation need a fix or is it fine as is?

Does the landmark Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 need a legislative fix? Some Democratic Congressmen and religious freedom advocates believe so, which has prompted a renewed attempt to reso...

U.S. agency calls for more religious freedom in Nigeria

Less than two months after being designated a Country of Particular Concern by the U.S. State Department over its religious record, Nigeria has again became the focus of another U.S. agency — the Comm...

Spirituality, Technocracy, and the Illusion of Freedom

How are digital technologies re-shaping and re-directing what it means to be human? Are we truly free in a digitally mediated world, or is it just part of the modern lexicon to assume that we are? How...