Behind many of the headlines, there is a forceful debate on what the 1st Amendment means in 2018, and how to practice religious freedom in a country that is increasingly diverse—religiously and non-religiously.
On Monday, Attorney General Sessions announced the creation of the Religious Liberty Task Force. His speech touches on our history and some of our historic values, reflects what moves him, and talks to the actions the administration is taking (and has taken) with respect to religious liberty.
His speech is informative. But for us, it also raises questions. (See the full speech delivered by Attorney General Sessions here). As you’ll see, his words raise foundational questions for all of us…
- How do you put religious freedom into practice in a country where there are a variety of different beliefs?
- What is the proper role of government—when the Constitution says it cannot establish religion?
Check out our reflections on the Attorney General’s remarks and some more questions to consider, by clicking here.
And please, tell us what you think. Make no mistake. Religious liberty—and what it looks like—is one of the key issues facing us today.
With respect and concern,
Joyce S. Dubensky
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