Secular Confirmation in Germany

In Germany, secular ‘confirmation’ thrives again: The history of secularism as an alternative to organized church religion in Germany is a long and winding one. Begun more than 150 years ago, the Jugendweihe was a way to educate and raise young people outside a religious tradition, a movement that faced persecution during Nazi times and later […]

Case Studies in Religious Liberty and Gay Rights

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How the push for gay rights is reshaping religious liberty in America: This series profiles seven recent and prominent cases in which people of faith have faced litigation when their convictions guided actions contrary to current civil rights trends.  The CSM subtitle begins the series with, “As gay rights rapidly expand, some religious conservatives worry that their […]

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