freedom of religion

Supreme Court Seems Ready to Allow Some State Aid to Religious Schools

Supreme Court Seems Ready to Allow Some State Aid to Religious Schools

The justices heard arguments on a Montana scholarship program struck down by the state’s Supreme Court.
Supreme Court Seems Ready to Lift Limits on State Aid to Religious Schools

Supreme Court Seems Ready to Lift Limits on State Aid to Religious Schools

The justices heard arguments on a Montana scholarship program struck down by the state’s Supreme Court.
Religious School Choice Case May Yield Landmark Supreme Court Decision

Religious School Choice Case May Yield Landmark Supreme Court Decision

With oral arguments coming on Wednesday, both sides of the long-running fight over vouchers for religious schools are preparing for a watershed moment for public education.
Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Contraception Coverage

Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Contraception Coverage

The justices will weigh Trump administration regulations allowing employers to refuse to provide access to birth control on religious or moral grounds.
Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Contraception Coverage

Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Contraception Coverage

The justices will weigh Trump administration regulations allowing employers to refuse to provide access to birth control on religious or moral grounds.
Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Contraception Coverage

Supreme Court to Consider Limits on Contraception Coverage

The justices will weigh Trump administration regulations allowing employers to refuse to provide access to birth control on religious or moral grounds.
How Anti-Vaccine Activists Doomed a Bill in New Jersey

How Anti-Vaccine Activists Doomed a Bill in New Jersey

Angry parents, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group and anti-vaccine celebrities rallied to outmatch one of the state’s most powerful elected leaders.
How Anti-Vaccine Activists Doomed a Bill in New Jersey

How Anti-Vaccine Activists Doomed a Bill in New Jersey

Angry parents, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group and anti-vaccine celebrities rallied to outmatch one of the state’s most powerful elected leaders.
How Anti-Vaccine Activists Doomed a Bill in New Jersey

How Anti-Vaccine Activists Doomed a Bill in New Jersey

Angry parents, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group and anti-vaccine celebrities rallied to outmatch one of the state’s most powerful elected leaders.
Bill to End Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations Collapses in N.J.

Bill to End Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations Collapses in N.J.

The proposal had been one of the nation’s broadest, but it came under intense criticism from vaccine skeptics.
Muslims Organize Huge Protests Across India, Challenging Modi

Muslims Organize Huge Protests Across India, Challenging Modi

As nationwide demonstrations entered their fourth week, India’s Muslims — long a fragmented group — organized into a formidable force against a contentious citizenship law.
Muslims Organize Huge Protests Across India, Challenging Modi

Muslims Organize Huge Protests Across India, Challenging Modi

As nationwide demonstrations entered their fourth week, India’s Muslims — long a fragmented group — organized into a formidable force against a contentious citizenship law.
Bill Barr Thinks America Is Going to Hell

Bill Barr Thinks America Is Going to Hell

And he’s on a mission to use the “authority” of the executive branch to stop it.
We Are Witnessing a Rediscovery of India’s Republic

We Are Witnessing a Rediscovery of India’s Republic

Indians protesting against a discriminatory citizenship law are using the Constitution as a rallying cry.
Pope Francis, in Christmas Speech, Urges Nations to Tend to Refugees

Pope Francis, in Christmas Speech, Urges Nations to Tend to Refugees

In his traditional holiday benediction, Francis renewed his call to resolve conflicts and to help those who have fled them.
Pope Francis, in Christmas Speech, Urges Nations to Tend to Refugees

Pope Francis, in Christmas Speech, Urges Nations to Tend to Refugees

In his traditional holiday benediction, Francis renewed his call to resolve conflicts and to help those who have fled them.
A New Secularism Is Appearing in Islam

A New Secularism Is Appearing in Islam

Across much of the Islamic world, many Muslims are disillusioned with the ugly things done in the name of their religion.
Montana Battle Over Aid for Religious Schools Reaches Supreme Court

Montana Battle Over Aid for Religious Schools Reaches Supreme Court

The justices will hear arguments next month over whether states may erect walls between church and state high enough to exclude religious groups from some government benefits.
Pakistan Sentences Professor to Death for 'Blasphemy' Against Islam

Pakistan Sentences Professor to Death for 'Blasphemy' Against Islam

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) - A Pakistani court on Saturday convicted a Muslim professor of blasphemy, sentencing him to death for allegedly spreading anti-Islamic ideas.

It’s Possible No One Will Read This Column

Here are some of my most-ignored pieces this year.