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Navigating a Religiously Diverse Society

How does it look to study religion in an academically rigorous and constitutionally appropriate way?

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    Freedom in the Balance

    The terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, forced us to reconsider the balance between protecting public safety and protecting First Amendment freedoms – our cornerstone rights of religious liberty, free expression and political action. Twenty-two paired case studies explore how this debate has evolved from friction among Founding Fathers to cybersecurity standoffs.

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    Religious Studies Professional Development

    The Religious Freedom Center offers numerous free self-paced, interactive learning modules on the practical application of the First Amendment and religious studies in the classroom. Online classes include Religious Expression & Practice in Public Schools, The Establishment Clause & Public Schools, and Pedagogies of Religious Literacy.

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    Religion and Federal Law Collide

    9/11 unveiled extreme Muslim beliefs that challenged U.S. norms and laws. Yet from banning polygamy to legalizing same-sex marriage, the battle between private beliefs and public law rages on.

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